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Mummy portraits and other artifacts will be on display at the Block Museum

Opening Jan. 13, 2018, “Paint the Eyes Softer” is co-curated by Taco Terpstra, assistant professor of classics and history at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences; Marc Walton, research professor of materials science and engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering; and Essi Rönkkö, Block Museum curatorial associate, in consultation with an interdisciplinary group of Northwestern student researchers.

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Learn Ancient Greek


Director of Greek Instruction Ryan Platte on Northwestern's ancient Greek Program

Learn about the regular and accelerated ancient and biblical Greek tracks at Northwestern, and hear students describe the rewards.

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Why Study Classics?


Northwestern Students Explain Why They Love Classics

From Plutarch to Petronius, Classics Studies bring ancient teachings to life. In this video, students share their views on what one describes as a tight community of learners.

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Classicizing Chicago

From the late 1800s, Chicagoans from all walks of life and with widely varying measures of familiarity with the classical sources have found elements of the ancient past useful for making meaningful contributions to their own struggles and ventures. The Classicizing Chicago Project is building a digital archive of examples of this cultural mingling across time and space.

Upcoming Events

Stephanie Moser

All Day, No Location

This lecture by Stephanie Moser is for art history and classics students.

Shane Butler, Johns Hopkins University

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Evanston

Shane Butler works on Latin literature from antiquity through the Renaissance. His special interests include media history and theory; ...

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