Welcome to the Department of Greek and Latin!
A bachelor's degree in any area of classics will open your mind, polish your skills, and challenge your assumptions. Studying at CUA and perhaps abroad as well, you will join one of the oldest and most prestigious disciplines in academia--and be amazed at how relevant the ancient world is to the modern one.
An MA opens a world of possibilities: museum work, secondary-level teaching, research and archiving, librarianship, publishing, or the path towards a university career, just to name a few. Immerse yourself in the literature and culture of ancient Greece and Rome--and see where it takes you.
The PhD in Greek and Latin at CUA builds on the classical MA program by focusing on late antiquity, patristics, or the Middle Ages. Courses are offered every semester on the literature of these eras, and an individualized exam process prepares students to write dissertations that break new ground.
Anyone who has completed a bachelor's degree in any field can apply for the certificate programs: no prior Greek or Latin is required. Certificates are graduate-level qualifications that show advanced competency in one or both classical languages. Always dreamed about trying classics? Now is your chance!
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
"For the mind does not require filling like a bottle, but rather, like wood, it only requires kindling to create in it an impulse to think independently and an ardent desire for the truth."
Plutarch, Moralia 48c (trans. Babbitt)
Classical Association of the Atlantic States
ETA SIGMA PHI
National Greek Exam Results: Students in GR 102 recently completed the National Greek Exam, administered to over 2000 students in five countries. One CUA student received High Honors and two received Merit Awards. Congratulations to the students and their teacher, Ms. Karen Carducci!
- National Latin Exam Results: Students in LAT 102 and LAT 104 recently completed the National Latin Exam, administered to over 154,000 secondary and post-secondary students from 49 states and 17 foreign countries. Four CUA students received the distinction summa cum laude, nine maxima cum laude, seven magna cum laude, and nine cum laude. Congratulations to the students and to their teachers, Ms. Kathleen Kirsch and Ms. Keturah Kiehl!
Prof. William Klingshirn has been named to the editorial committee of Latinitas, the official journal of the Pontifical Academy for Latin. The first issue of its new series was published in Fall 2013. Beginning in 2014 it will appear twice a year. Latinitas is edited by [more...]
- Congratulations to Shannon Ells, BA '14, who has received the Eta Sigma Phi Scholarship to attend the 2014 Classical Summer School of the American Academy in Rome! After her summer in Italy, Shannon plans to enter graduate school.
- Congratulations to Dr. Brent Gilbert, who successfully defended his dissertation, The Image of God, Greek Medicine, and Trinitarian Polemic in Gregory of Nyssa's De Hominis Opificio, on November 15, 2013!
- Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Ferrario on the 2013 Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in Early Career!
- Dr. Richard Westall, CUA Rome Program, has recently published a new article entitled "The Relationship of Appian to Pollio: A Reconsideration," in Analecta Romana Instituti Danici 38 (2013).
- Are you a CUA graduate student? If so, have you considered completing a Certificate in Greek, in Latin, or in Greek and Latin as part of your graduate program? Please contact Prof. Frank Mantello, Certificate Coordinator, to discuss your options.
- Not at CUA right now, and interested in our certificate programs? Learn about applying, or print a pdf flyer that summarizes the opportunities we offer! Remember, there is a 50% tuition discount for students who are only pursuing certificates.
Intra et extra
- February 27, 2014: Karen Carducci, “Money and Theology: Caesarius of Arles and Related Texts,” Early Christian Seminar, Center for the Study of Early Christianity, CUA
- March 13-16, 2014: Dr. Sarah Brown Ferrario, "Thucydides, Demosthenes' Shield, and Philip's Poetry in Plutarch, Demosthenes 20," Plutarch Among the Barbarians, Inaugural Meeting of the North American Sections of the International Plutarch Society, Banff, Alberta, Canada
- April 12-15, 2014: Benjamin Lewis, "Augustine on Seeing, Hearing, and Reading: An Examination of Structure and Language in Confessions 3 and 7," 7th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies, Athens, Greece.
- April 27, 2014: Louise Mundstock, "Christ and Dionysus in the Works of Nonnus," Early Christian Seminar, Center for the Study of Early Christianity, CUA
- May 22, 2014: Karen Carducci, "A Theology of Money in the Homilies of Caesarius of Arles," The North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL