McGill Classics Students' Association (CSA)

Photo credit Jemma Israelson, Athens 2014

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Last Dance in the Garden of Eden

10428501_10152775944232023_7939437278269312431_nThe night before Adam and Eve were expelled from paradise forever, they decided to get all the party animals in the Garden of Eden together one last time to throw it down…

The ASA, CSA, HSA, and SSA proudly present our Valentine’s Day extravaganza: Last Dance in the Garden of Eden!!!!

Refreshments (drink tickets) and delicious hors d’oeuvres will be provided!
Entry: Free!

February 19, 8pm at Thomson House.

Wear your chillest Garden of Eden Garb and a prize will be awarded for best costume! (No nudity please, earthy and demure is best!)

If you enjoyed Ménage à Toga, prepare to relive that classy and fabulous event, but this time with a sinful twist.

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McGill Classics Play



Tickets can now be reserved here for Thyestes, the 2015 McGill Classics Play!

We are also now accepting proposals for the 2016 McGill Classics Play. The only requirement is that you are a currently registered university student in Montreal. Please submit a one-page proposal that gives your name, your university, your field of study, your ancient language experience (not required), the ancient Greek or Roman play that you’d like to put on, and a brief summary of your concept for the production, with any thoughts on design or venue welcome. Proposals should be sent to by February 6, 2015.


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What is Love? The CSA and HSA Present an Academic Round Table on Love, Eroticism, and Sex


In an age where we spend our Valentine’s Days swiping right on Tinder, re-financing our student loans to take bae to Juliette et Chocolat, and live-tweeting bizarre emotional reactions to The Notebook, it’s always nice to see how love used to be. Professors Lynn Kozak and Michael Fronda from Classics will be joining Professors Griet Vankeerberghen and Brian Lewis on Thursday 5 February to discuss topics surrounding the countless manifestations of love: platonic, romantic, homoerotic, neurotic, etc.

So far I know that Professor Kozak will be performing and discussing Greek love poetry, and I can guarantee that the other three topics will be just as interesting: Fronda, Vankeerberghen, and Lewis are specialists in Roman history, ancient Chinese conjugal relations, and British queer history respectively.

Candy and light snacks will be served. Feel free to invite friends, your awkward date, as the event is open to the public.

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McGill Summer Studies in Greece

If you have an interest on the history and geopolitics of ancient or modern Greece, Byzantium or the Ottoman empire, the Balkans, the Middle and the Eastern Mediterranean as a diachronic zone of interactions the MSSG would like to inform you of a new initiative and opportunity to delve further with this interest on-site.

Date: June 8 – July 5, 2015
This June, McGill University in collaboration with the International Hellenic University, is organizing for the first time Summer Studies in Greece.

Students from McGill University and from accredited institutions around the world have the unique opportunity to take a 3-credit course in one of Greece’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities, Thessalonilki!
Application deadline: April 3, 2015.
FIRST INFORMATION SESSION: Thursday, January 22, 2015 @ 6-8 pm. LEA 219
For more details, visit the MSSG webpage:
Contact MSSG at


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Museum Trip – “The Greeks”


Come join the CSA for an amazing trip to check out the new exhibit at Pointe-à-Callière museum! “The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” is the largest exhibit on Ancient Greece ever presented in North America, and we’ll be taking a tour beginning at 11am on Saturday, January 31.

Tickets are $10 for students. Please email before January 23rd to reserve your ticket!


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Montreal Classics Colloquium

The Seventh Annual Montreal Classics Colloquium (March 19-20) is coming up, and McGill is looking for speakers!

Every year the Classics Students’ Association of McGill, in conjunction with l’Université de Montréal and Concordia University, organizes a colloquium to discuss a myriad of topics on the ancient world. Currently, we are looking for speakers (both undergraduate and graduate students) willing to present their research. Speakers may present on any topic related to the Ancient Mediterranean world. This may be a topic on which you have written a paper, or can be something that you are interested in and have worked on independently. Presentations should be 20 minutes in length, and may be in either French or English.

If interested, please submit a 250-500 word abstract to, and feel free to contact us with any questions. The deadline for submissions is February 15.

For more details, you can also take a look at last year’s program and poster.

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New Deadline: Hirundo Submissions

Hirundo is currently accepting submissions – deadline is now February 15! This is your opportunity to have your work travel far and wide and contribute to the development of Classical Studies. We welcome submissions of research essays, original poetry, plays, Greek or Latin translations, artwork, or original photographs.

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). Please remove your personal information before sending your work.
Original photographs (JPEG or PNG format) may be in colour or black-and-white. Submissions should include an informative caption describing the significance of the photo. All artwork will be reviewed for possible publication on the journal cover.

Only submissions sent from your official McGill address will be accepted.
E-mail your work to