Classics

Faculty List

University Professor Emeritus 
B.C. Inwood, MA, Ph D, FRSC 

Professors Emeriti 
T.D. Barnes, MA, D Phil, FRSC 
R.L. Beck, AM, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
A. Dalzell, B Litt, MA 
J.N. Grant, MA, Ph D 
Rev. M.O. Lee, MA, Ph D 
C.J. McDonough, MA, Ph D 
W.E. McLeod, AM, Ph D 
D.P. de Montmollin, D ès L 
J.M. Rist, MA, FRSC 
T.M. Robinson, B Litt, D Litt 
J.S. Traill, AM, Ph D 

Associate Professors Emeriti 
H.J. Mason, AM, Ph D 
C. I. Rubincam BA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 

Professor and Chair of the Department 
A. M. Keith, MA, Ph D, FRSC 

Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator, and Associate Chair 
J. Welsh, MA, Ph D 

Associate Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator, and Associate Chair 
E. Lytle, BA, Ph D 

University Professor 
E.J. Weinrib, AM, Ph D, FRSC (Cecil A. Wright Professor of Law) 

Professors 
R. Barney, BA, Ph D 
P. Bing, Ph D 
C. F. M. Bruun, MA, Ph D 
J.S. Burgess, MA, Ph D 
M.J. Dewar, MA, D Phil 
E. Gunderson, MA, Ph D 
J.C. Magee, MA, Ph D 
M. Revermann, MA, D Phil (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
V. Wohl, MA, Ph D 

Associate Professors 
B. W. Akrigg, MA, PhD 
A.E. Bendlin, MA, D Phil (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
K. Blouin, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
R. Höschele, MA, Ph D 

Assistant Professors 
S. Bernard, Ph D 
B. Chrubasik, D Phil (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
C. Fulton, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
K. Wilkinson, Ph D 

Introduction

Classics is the study of the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. This includes their literature, religion, mythology, history, philosophy and art, and also their physical settings, their interactions with surrounding societies, and their influence on later cultures to the present day. The scope of the discipline is vast both in space (not just the territories of the modern states of Greece and Italy but most of western Europe, the Middle East and North Africa) and time (a period of at least two thousand years, from the start of the Bronze Age in Europe in the second millennium B.C. to the dawn of the Middle Ages). Classics at the University of Toronto is not just looking at the past but engaging with issues of compelling and enduring relevance, including: gender and sexuality; the nature of freedom and the basis of political power and legitimacy; how relationships should and do work between parents and children; whether democracy is compatible with imperialism; what it means to be in love; how people cope with the fear of death; and when, if ever, it is right to go to war.

The Department of Classics welcomes students of all academic backgrounds who wish to take courses in the field but do not wish to specialize in Classical Studies. Even without knowing Greek or Latin, students can profitably study Greek and Roman history or Greek and Latin literature in translation - two areas combined under the designation CLA (for Classical Civilization courses) below. Similarly, the Major and Minor Programs in Classical Civilization presuppose no knowledge of the classical languages.

Advanced work in Greek and Latin does require study of the basic language courses in sequence. These are listed below under the designations GRK (for Greek courses) and LAT (for Latin courses). The Department of Classics publishes an undergraduate handbook which may be obtained from the departmental office and is published on the internet; this and other information about the Department is available at: 

http://classics.utoronto.ca/.  

Undergraduate Coordinator: Eph Lytle

125 Queens Park, room 110 (undergrad.classics@utoronto.ca; 416-978-4848)

Enquiries: 125 Queens Park, room 108 (416-978-5513)