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
“If you love knowledge, you will be a master of knowledge. What you have come to know, preserve by exercise; what you have not learned, seek to add to your knowledge; for it is as reprehensible to hear a profitable saying and not grasp it as to be offered a good gift by one's friends and not accept it.”
Isocrates 1, To Demonicus (trans. Norlin)
Classical Association of the Atlantic States
ETA SIGMA PHI
- 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!
- Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Ferrario on the 2013 Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in Early Career!
- 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.
- Dr. Richard Westall, CUA Rome Program, has recently published a new book review in Histos 7 (2013).
- Video from the CUA Rome Program! Follow the adventure here.
- During his papacy, Pope Benedict XVI established a Pontifical Academy for Latin. Read more about this endeavor, or explore the Church's deep relationship with the languages and literatures of Greece and Rome.
Intra et extra
- October 11, 2013: Dr. Sarah Brown Ferrario, "Demosthenes’ Shield and Philip’s Poetry in Plutarch, Demosthenes 20," Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Philadelphia, PA
- November 1, 2013: Keturah Kiehl, "Loyal Yokefellows: Caesarius' Allusions to the Fathers in His Sermons on Sexual Ethics (42-44)," Late Literature in the Sixth Century, East and West, Annual Conference of the International Society for Late Antique Literary Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI
- November 21, 2013: Sr. Maria del Fiat Miola, SSVM, "Irenaeus’ Adversus Haereses 3.22.4: Mary as Untier of Knots," Early Christian Seminar, Center for the Study of Early Christianity, CUA
- March 13-16, 2014: "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