• Congratulations to Susannah Marshall, graduating senior in History and Classical Civilization!  Her undergraduate senior thesis for her History major, entitled "Religion in Service of Politics: Egyptian Propaganda from 1500-1150 BC," has won the John K. Zeender Prize for the best senior thesis in the Department of History. 

  • Dr. Benjamin Lewis and friends
    Dr. Benjamin Lewis (center), celebrates the completion of his Ph.D. with his colleagues from the International Commission on English in the Liturgy, including Sr. Maria Kiely, OSB (Ph.D., CUA G&L); Sr. Maria del Fiat Miola, SSVM (Ph.D., CUA ECS); and Executive Director of the ICEL Secretariat Monsignor Andrew R. Wadsworth.  (They are joined [left] by Dr. Sarah Ferrario, chair of CUA G&L.)
    Congratulations to Dr. Benjamin Lewis, our department's newest Ph.D.!  Dr. Lewis defended his dissertation, entitled The Senses and Sensory Metaphors in Augustine’s Confessions, on April 17, 2019.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Alex Poulos, our department's next-newest Ph.D.!  Dr. Poulos defended his dissertation, entitled Callimachus and Callimacheanism in the Poetry of Gregory of Nazianzus, on April 10, 2019.

  • Need more language work for graduate study?  Our postbaccalaureate Certificate Programs require no prior knowledge of Greek or Latin, but can train you to the advanced level at a reduced tuition rate!

  • "Translating Caesarius at The Catholic University of America,"recently published by Prof. William Klingshirn in Caesarius of Arles and the Five Continents, provides a fascinating journey through our department's long traditions in patristic philology.

  • Msgr. James Marshall Campbell was a professor in the department, and then served as Dean of Arts and Sciences from 1934-1966.  His research interests were strikingly aligned with those of some of our current students and faculty.  Ronnie Georgieff blogs about Msgr. Campbell here.

  • Want to know more about ancient coins at the University? See Associate Archivist W. J. Shepherd's blog post about Catholic University's coin collection.

  • Dr. Dylan Rogers, Assistant Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, has recently published a blog column on Rev. Daniel Quinn, the first faculty member in classics ever appointed at CUA, in 1891.  After enjoying his column, you can also read more about the early history of the department.

  • The Catholic University of America Archives has just published an illustrated article on Monuments Man and former Greek and Latin Professor Bernard Mann Peebles (1906-1976). Two of the department’s endowments are named for Prof. Peebles, who served as Department Chair (1962-1970) and Margaret H. Gardiner Professor (1967-1976). 

  • Congratulations and welcome, Dr. Pagani! Dr. Fabio Pagani, a specialist in medieval Greek and Latin and recently Visiting Assistant Professor at CUA, has been appointed as the department's newest tenure-track Assistant Professor
  • Congratulations to Professor William Klingshirn, who has recently been honored as the university's Margaret H. Gardiner Chair! The Gardiner endowment has for over a century helped to support the work of a designated professor in the Department of Greek and Latin.
  • Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Frank A. C. Mantello, who was honored with a retirement symposium, reception, and dinner on April 27 — and with a very special Latin oration in his honor composed by our graduate students!
  • Congratulations to the Rev. Gregory Gilbert (Ph.D., Greek and Latin, 2014), whose vocation and whose position at Sts. Mary Magdalene and Markella Greek Orthodox Church were recently featured in the Baltimore Sun.
  • Congratulations to the Classics Club, which took the Academic and Professional Student Org of the Year trophy at the CUA Student Organization Excellence Awards for 2016-17!
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    Aeneathon 2017! Every year the Department hosts a Marathon reading of an ancient epic, and this year witnessed a two-day performance of Vergil's Aeneid (in Lombardo's English translation with the insertion of occasional Latin passages) on March 30 and 31.
  • Eta Sigma Phi sight-translation contest results! Congratulations to Sarah Grupp, sophomore classics major, for taking third place in the 2017 Intermediate Greek category of the Maurine Dallas Watkins Sight-Translation Contest sponsored by Eta Sigma Phi!
  • Departmental M.A. 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!
  • Tomb of the Scpipios
    Department students in Rome! Three Department of Greek and Latin students currently studying on the CUA Rome Campus under the guidance of Dr. Richard Westall recently joined with some of their classmates to tour (in hard hats!) the Tomb of the Scipios, the resting-place of many members of one of ancient Rome's most famous families.
  • Summer excavation news! Four students from the Department of Greek and Latin were part of a collaborative archaeological field school convened by CUA and the American University of Rome. They spent two weeks digging an early medieval site in Vetricella, Tuscany.
  • THE DEPARTMENT HAS MOVED! The Department of Greek and Latin now has its front office in McMahon 205. Aside from room numbers, all other departmental contacts (phone and email) remain the same. We look forward to welcoming students and visitors to our new home!
  • Are you an incoming CUA freshman? For placement in Latin or Greek, see our Freshman Guide to Language Placement. If you are interested in majoring with us, please contact the department for further information.