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)
The Journal Latinitas
A new series of the journal Latinitas has been launched by the Pontifical Academy for Latin, established by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012. The first issue of the new series was published in Fall 2013. Beginning in 2014 it appears twice a year. The journal's main sections focus on philology and history, neo-Latin literature, and pedagogical topics. Articles appear in Latin, Italian, and other major languages.
Classical Association of the Atlantic States
ETA SIGMA PHI
Departmental MA alumna wins national pedagogy award! Warmest congratulations to Ms. Jane Brinley, who teaches Latin at The School Without Walls here in Washington, DC. She has just been announced as one of two winners of this year's Award for Excellence in Precollegiate Teaching by the Society for Classical Studies, our national professional organization!
Departmental PhD alumnus publishes new book! Congratulations to departmental PhD alumnus Rev. Dr. Edward Naumann on the release of his edition and translation of Nicholas of Lyra, Literal Commentary on Galatians (TEAMS Commentary Series, Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2016).
Intra et extra
Members of the department present their work at conferences and seminars throughout the academic year.
October 29, 2016, Dr. Sarah Brown Ferrario, "Alexander and Achilles: A Turning-Point?"Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, Washington, DC (CUA)
October 21-23, 2016: Karen Carducci, "Economics, Minerals, and Morals in Etymologies (16.5-16): Isidore of Seville’s Adaptation of the Lapidary Tradition," October Graduate Research Colloquium, Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, Arlington, VA
October 22, 2016: Alex Poulos, “Gregory of Nazianzus’ Poem 184.108.40.206–214 as Callimachean Hymn to Virginity” International Society for Late Antique Literary Studies, Philadelphia, PA
October 22, 2016: Kathleen Kirsch, "Homerathon: A Pedagogical, Interdisciplinary, and Critical Tool," Classical Association of the Atlantic States, New Brunswick, NJ
October 21, 2016: Patsy Craig, "The Moral Danger of Self-Ignorance (?γνοια) for the Spectator of Comedy in Plato’s Philebus," Classical Association of the Atlantic States, New Brunswick, NJ
October 21, 2016: Dr. Sarah Brown Ferrario, "Leadership at the Twilight of the Athenian Democracy," Classical Association of the Atlantic States, New Brunswick, NJ