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Classical Studies

Welcome to Classical Studies at McGill!

Classical Studies at McGill is a boutique program in the best sense. We offer challenging undergraduate and graduate degree options in Classics and Ancient History, taught by high profile professors who emphasize inquiry based learning and close academic interaction with their students. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students regularly participate in professional research operations. Academic excellence in training is also reflected in a very strong student exit record. Read more here.


Professor Hans Beck has been named a 2015 Anneliese Maier Research Prize Winner. Awarded by the Humboldt Foundation in Germany, the prize recognises excellence in research and leadership in international collaboration in the Humanities and Social Sciences. An award is valued at EUR 250,000, spendable over a period of five years. Prof. Beck's host in Germany is Peter Funke with whom he will work on the manifestations of localism in the ancient Greek world. Other collaborations include joint projects with Karl-J. Hölkeskamp in Cologne and Martin Jehne in Dresden. Read the press release from Münster University hereCongratulations to Professor Beck!

CAC Translation Winners for 2015's national competition have been named, and we are pleased to announce three winners from McGill Classics! David Douglas won 3rd place in the Junior Sight Translation for Latin, Gregory Giannakis won 2nd place in the Senior Latin and the Junior Greek competitions, and Duncan McDonald won 1st prize in the Senior Greek competition. Congratulations to our winners and to all who participated!