McGill Classics Students' Association (CSA)

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History and Classical Studies Potluck Lunch

Thursday, December 4th, 12:00-1:30 pm – Faculty Lunchroom (6th floor Leacock).
Students, staff, and faculty are warmly invited to come celebrate on the last day of classes. (Though whether we’re celebrating the holidays or the fact that we no longer have to attend/teach classes is up for interpretation.) Please come with whatever you would like to eat, and please feel free to bring food or drink to share. There will be eggnog and cake(!!!).


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Classics Study Sessions

559138_261355677288537_247912739_nCome and join the CSA for our very first Classics Study/Chill Sessions! There will be free snacks and coffee provided, so stop by to work on an essay, perfect a translation, cry or just hang out! So far, we have three dates confirmed:

Thursday November 13th, 4-6pm in Leacock 617
Thursday November 20th, 4:30-6pm in Leacock 617
Thursday November 27th, 4-6pm in Arts 160

Hope you can join us for some cookies and papers/exam commiseration!

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Zeugma Mosaic Museum

Monday, 10 November 2014 at 19:00

Musée des beaux arts, Maxwell Cummings Auditorium (1379-A, Sherbrooke Street West)

By Dr. Kutalmis Gorkay, Professor of Classical Archaeology, Ankara University

This lecture is presented in collaboration with the Turkish Embassy.

The Zeugma Mosaic Museum in Gaziantep, Turkey, is the biggest mosaic museum in the world, with 1,700 m2 of mosaics. It opened to the public on September 9, 2011.
The museum features mosaics from the Greco-Roman site of Zeugma, which is believed to have been founded by a general in Alexander the Great’s army. These mosaics and other archaeological treasures remained relatively unknown until 2000, when artifacts began appearing in museums because plans for a new dam on the Euphrates meant that much of Zeugma would be flooded. A large number of the mosaics still remain uncovered, and teams of archaeologists continue to work on the project.

Free admission

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Classics Play – Thyestes

thyestesweb_0-1The McGill Classics Play is pleased to announce auditions for its 2015 production of Seneca’s Thyestes, directed and translated into English by Duncan McDonald, which will run at the Sala Rossa from the 9-12 February.

Auditions will be held in small groups in half hour blocks during at McGill University:
Monday, 17 Nov, 12h-13h30, Leacock 638
Wednesday, 19 Nov, 17h-18h, Leacock 638
Thursday, 20 Nov, 13h-14h30, Leacock 614

You can sign up here.

Please contact stage manager Emily Sanders ( for further information, or if you can’t make one of the rehearsal times. Audition scripts can be found here. Priority will be given to McGill students, but auditions are open and anyone who auditions will be offered a role- no previous acting experience is required.

We are also looking for musicians, artists, and anyone with costume design or tech experience- please get in touch if you’d like to be involved!