The study of the languages, history, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome has a long tradition at McGill. Learn More. 

Students get their hands dirty excavating during the Salapia Exploration Project field course in Italy, taught by Prof. Totten. 

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Do you want to master ancient Greek, learn about the Roman Empire, or act in an ancient Greek drama? The Undergraduate Program offers endless possibilities! Learn More.


Our graduate program is designed to prepare students for PhD programs in any field related to Classical Studies. Learn More.


The annual McGill Classics Play gives students a new perspective on written texts and fosters the exchange of art and ideas between the university and the Montreal community. Learn more. 

Jitika Shah as Simo and Ashley Bissonnette as Callipho in Plautus's Pseudolus, Directed by Celia Taylor, Translated by Celia Taylor and Manuela Galindo-Carvajal (2018).  


Classics faculty conduct exciting Research and participate in international collaborations, which offer rich opportunities for both graduates and undergraduates. Learn More. 

The faculty teach courses that touch all area of classics, including philology, literature, history, philosophy, drama and performance, and religion. Learn More.

Classical Studies

Welcome to Classical Studies at McGill!

Classical Studies brings together several related areas in the study of ancient Greece and Rome. Students are provided with rigorous training in Greek and Latin languages. They explore the ancient world through Roman and Greek history, literature, archaeology and culture. They engage with interdisciplinary approaches to Classics including comparative cultures, reception, and performance studies. Students are exposed to innovative research opportunities under the supervision and guidance of experts in the field. In addition to a broad-based knowledge of Classics and its affiliated disciplines, our graduates develop strong professional skills that can be applied far beyond the field of Classics. Classical Studies at McGill University is devoted to creating a vibrant and intellectual academic culture where students can learn about the ancient world in a dynamic and engaging community that fosters growth and curiosity.