Classics offers the unique opportunity to gain new perspective on our language, literature, culture, and political structure by examining their roots in ancient Greece and Rome.

These classical civilizations provided the cultural foundations of the western world, as well as the basis of many other elements of our modern life.

Guided by a supportive faculty, students explore all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilization and are introduced to Latin and Greek, which provides the ability to study ancient texts in their original language.

The study of classics helps students develop a broad perspective. It also cultivates the capacity to write clearly, an ability to balance different viewpoints, and a talent for critical analysis.

Dr. Battiloro speaks at Museo Archeologico Nazionale della Siritide (Policoro MT)

On May 20, 2023, Dr. Battiloro gave a lecture at Museo Archeologico Nazionale della Siritide (Policoro MT) in Italy titled "Spazi del rito e offerte votive nei santuari della Lucania antica" (Ritual spaces and votive offering in the sanctuaries of ancient Lucania). Then her field school students participating in the Torre Mordillo Archaeological Project were given a guided tour of the museum by Director Carmelo Colelli.



Boston Bus Trip

On March 17-20, Drs. Battiloro and Robertson took twenty students to Boston on a bus trip. They visited the Boston Museum of Fine Arts where they were able to experience its collection of Greek and Roman art—one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world. Many thanks to the JEA Crake Foundation, which made all this possible.





Dr. Battiloro spoke at the University of Missouri!

“Space, Symbols, Society: Ritual Dynamics in Ancient Lucania,” presented by Dr. Ilaria Battiloro (Associate Professor, Classics and Visual and Material Culture Studies departments at Mount Allison University). 

 This lecture will be held in person in Swallow Hall 101, and there is NO online option. The lecture will begin promptly at 5:30 pm, with an in-person reception beforehand, at 5:00 pm. This reception is open to the public.  

Date: Thursday March 23rd, 2023
Time: 5:30 PM (CST) 
Location: Swallow Hall 101

Crake Fellow Lecture with Drew Davis

The Classics Department is pleased to invite the public to the annual Crake Doctoral Fellow lecture given by Drew Davis, PhD candidate at the University of Toronto.

"Italy's Urban Boom and the Making of Roman Italy"

The in-person lecture will take place on Tuesday, March 14th at 4:30pm in the Owens Art Gallery. Please note that masks are required in the gallery and the lecture will not be streamed online or recorded. Contact for more information.

Learn about our new field school with Dr. Battiloro in Italy!

The Torre Mordillo Archaeological Project

MS Teams recordings of the Crake Lectures now available! Contact for the links.

The Classics Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Ian Storey, Professor Emeritus from Trent University, will deliver this year's Crake Lectures in Classics. Lecture abstracts are available from

“Retracing the Odyssey” on Thursday, October 20th at 4:30pm in the Owens Art Gallery.
“Metamorphoses of a Monster” on Friday, October 21st at 4:30pm in Owens Art Gallery.

Dr. Roger Wilson speaks in the Department of Classics

On October 21st, 2022, Dr. Roger Wilson from UBC came to campus as part of the annual Atlantic Classical Association lecture tour. His lecture titled "The late Roman estate of Philippianus: recent excavations at Gerace near Enna (Sicily)" was extremely successful and well-attended!

Dr. Battiloro honoured with a Paul Paré Excellence Award for 2022!

Six Mount Allison University professors have been named the 2022 recipients of the Paul Paré Excellence Awards, recognizing their contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities.
The 2022 recipients are:
    •    Dr. Susan Andrews (Religious Studies)
    •    Dr. Ilaria Battiloro (Classics)
    •    Dr. David Hornidge (Physics)
    •    Dr. David Lieske (Geography and Environment)
    •    Dr. Catherine Lovekin (Physics)
    •    Dr. Linda Pearse (Music)

Read more about this year's recipients here.



Developing a sense of professionalism with Jacob Farrell: Summer Student Internship 
Commerce and classics student Jacob Farrell is a legal assistant at Appleby Picco Law through the Experiential Learning & Career Development Internship Program at Mount Allison. 
Mount Allison faculty members honoured with 2022 Paul Pare Awards 
Six professors across disciplines recognized for excellence in research, scholarship, and creative activities 
Night at the museum
Mount Allison introduces new minor in Museum and Curatorial Studies

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