Please note that as of July 1, 2014, the Departments of Greek and Roman Studies and Religious Studies have merged into the Department of Classics and Religion. Our web page will be undergoing changes to reflect this merger, but it will take some time. In the meantime, if you require information that is specific to Religious Studies, please visit http://rels.ucalgary.ca/
Check out the article about our merger in UToday - Departments merge in Faculty of Arts
Greek and Roman Studies focus on the civilizations of the Mediterranean area, the Near East, and Western Europe in ancient and medieval times.
To understand the modern world we need to know its historical foundations and traditions. Looking at these helps us to see ourselves in better perspective and gain understanding of other cultures. Most modern fields of thought, belief and creativity began and developed in ancient and medieval times, so this field has links with many others and offers a valuable complement to many other programs.