McGill Classics Students' Association (CSA)

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Classics Apparel Available!

Get your fill of amazing Classics-related garb from the McGill CSA! We are offering hoodies, toques and t-shirts (with appropriately witty slogans). These make great holiday gifts, or they can even be a stylish gift to yourself for surviving the semester. Orders will close Monday, November 10, so get yours in soon (expect delivery around the first week of December). You can submit an order and find more details here.

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Classics Movie Night

The CSA will be holding a movie night on November 6 at 5:30pm in Leacock 14. Vote for the movie you’d like us to show here! If you have a movie suggestion that isn’t included here, feel free to include it in the comments. Voting closes on Friday, October 31.

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Hirundo Update

hirundo2013cover_0Interviews: Guest Lectures 

Hirundo has wonderful news! The journal will publish a series of interviews with some of the best-known scholars in the field of Classical Studies. If you wish to conduct and interview with a visiting professor, please contact Hirundo’s editor-in-chief at! You can find a list of our upcoming guest lectures and workshops here.


Hirundo is also currently accepting submissions!
This is your opportunity to have your work travel far and wide to reach a large audience and contribute to the development of Classical Studies. Our doors are now open! We welcome submissions of essays, original poetry, plays, Greek or Latin translations, artwork, or original photographs from current students and alumni. Hirundo follows the citation and guidelines of The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. Please attach a full list of references in bibliographical format.
Papers need to be at least 8 pages long and must have received an A or an A-. Only undergraduate papers are accepted. You may submit maximum 2 papers. All submissions must be in Word (or PDF).
Original photographs may be in colour or black-and-white. Submissions should include an informative caption describing the significance of the photo. All submissions must be in JPEG or PNG format. Keep in mind!–all photos will be reviewed for possible publication on the cover of the journal.
Only submissions sent from your official McGill address will be accepted.
E-mail your work to Submission deadline: Friday 31 October.

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Citizens and Commoners in Ancient Greece, Rome, and China

rsz_document3The McGill Department of History and Classics will be hosting a workshop entitled “Citizens and Commoners in Ancient Greece, Rome, and China” as part of the ongoing Global Antiquities research network. This will take place from October 22-24, with the keynote speech being given by Josiah Ober of Stanford University on October 22 at 17:00 in the Salon of the Desmarais Building (Musee des beaux arts). The full schedule is available here.

“Global Antiquities is a research network that is situated at the junctures of cultural reflection today. Directed by Professors Hans Beck 貝漢思 and Griet Vankeerberghen 方麗特 from McGill’s Department of History and Classical Studies, the network explores the history of ancient societies from a comparative perspective. In doing so, it calls for a sustained study of some of the most basic cultural foundations of the modern world. While aiming at the production of new academic knowledge, the network also employs knowledge of past cultures to make it relevant to the intellectual and moral reflections that accompany forces of globalization.

The symposium is made possible by the Towards Citizenship Trust, generously established by Dr. Yan P. Lin in the Faculty of Arts at McGill University.”