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Pithos Students' Journal

Spring 2019, 18th annual volume of Pithos, a Journal of the Classics Students Association, was released in May 2019 and is already available for download.

"It is an easy pattern to fall into to compare our own civilization with those of the ancient Greeks and Romans and to eek out the similarities between ours and theirs..." Adriana Javier, former Editor-In-Chief

Advising

Please Note: During this period of remote instruction in response to COVID-19, academic advising remains available via email, phone, and Zoom. Reach out to us for continued support!

Class Schedule: Spring 2021

CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
*CLAR 250 Archaeology of the Ancient World
 CLAR 420B Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece
 CLAR 425B Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome
*CLAR 500A Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
 CLAR 699/899 Independent Study
   
CLASSICS  
*CLAS 230 Ancient Epic Tales
*CLAS 240 Greek & Roman Drama
*CLAS 260 Greek & Roman Mythology
*CLAS 280B The Ancient World in Film
*CLAS 415B Ancient Roman Literature
*CLAS 490 History of Ideas
*CLAS 582B Tales from Ancient India:
Hinduism and Buddhism
ACLAS 690/890 Edit & Publish Classics Journal
 CLAS 697 Honors Thesis
 CLAS 699/899 Independent Study
 CLAS 896/896EXM Directed Reading: Classics
 CLAS 898 Master's Thesis/Creative Work
   
GREEK  
 GRE 202 Intermediate Ancient Greek
 GRE 699/899 Independent Study
   
LATIN  
 LATN 202 Intermediate Latin
 LATN 699/899 Independent Study
   
MODERN GREEK STUDIES
*MGS 151 Modern Greek II
 MGS 699 Independent Study
   
*Approved for General Education
APaired  
BCross-listed  

 

Scholarships

Scholarships available through the Department of Classics:

  • The John Ungaretti Translation Award
  • The Raoul Bertrand Graduate Scholarship
  • The Richard L. Trapp Undergraduate Scholarship
  • The Richard L. Trapp Graduate Teaching Fellowship
  • Graduate Teaching Associate Positions
  • Graduate Associate Positions

Spring Lecture Series

2021: The 28th Annual Spring Lecture Series: Conversations with Greece and Rome from Home: Research on the Ancient Greco-Roman World at San Francisco State

  • Dr. David Leitao, Department of Classics, San Francisco State University
    Thinking Multiculturalism through Greco-Roman Coins

  • Dr. Doug Bailey, Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University
    Beyond Interpretation and Explanation in the Archaeology of Art

  • Dr. Fred Astren, Department of Jewish Studies, San Francisco State University
    Post-Roman Jews: The Legacy of Rome at the Transition from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages

SFSU @ Pompeii

Learn more about the archaeological field internship programme conducted each summer at the site of ancient Pompeii, Italy!

Classics Graduate Student Handbook

The Department of Classics is pleased to provide our Graduate Student Handbook for all current and prospective students.  This document is designed to help graduate students answer questions about advising and administrative processes.

The Hanbook can be downloaded here: Classics Graduate Student Handbook (pdf)

Student Forum

The Classics Students Association is pleased to announce this year's Student Forum.  The Student Forum offers an opportunity for students of the ancient world, both from SFSU and from the Bay Area community, to present their research to their peers and faculty.

The Student Forum will take place 10am-2pm on Saturday, October 20, 2018 in HUM 114.  Food and drink will be provided.

  • "Blood, Milk, and Honey: Roman Female Ritualized Mourning as a Form of Funeral Offering" by Kathleen Narayan
  • "Mare Nostrum, or Is It?" by Victoria Hodges
  • "Darkness Helps Us to Feel Holy: The Classical Conception of Witchcraft in Sixteenth-Century Europe" by David Hlusak
  • "Lydopatheis: Perceptions of Eastern Feminine Appearance in Anacreontic Vases" by Stephanie Polos
  • "Applying Archaeoastronomy to 'Nyx' on the Altar of Zeus" by Luke Loper

For more information, please contact the Classics Students Association at csa.sfstate@gmail.com.

Classics Students Association

The department's autonomous student group, the Classics Students Association, also contributes actively to the vibrant culture of the department by organizing its annual Spring Lecture Series, now the longest-running event on campus, and by editing and publishing the journal Pithos, the most recent volume of which is now available.

Study Abroad Opportunities

  • Pompeii, Italy, Archaeological Internship Programme
  • Archaeological Institute of America Summer programs and/or excavations
  • Summer Program in Rome: Latin, Archaeology, Roman Pottery
  • College Year in Athens
  • And More...

Campus Resources for Classics Studies

  • A diversity of resources for the study of ancient Mediterranean civilizations
  • Etruscan, Greek, and Roman Artifacts
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Coin Collection
  • UC Berkeley Classes
  • International Class Credit
  • Library and Reading Room Library

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