Learn Outside the Classroom
Canisius College Translated Texts
In collaboration with faculty members, qualified classics students are invited to contribute to Canisius College Translated Texts, a series of first-time translations into English of selected Greek and Latin works. The results are published electronically the scholarly website De Imperatoribus Romanis.
Canisius has a long history of hosting distinguished scholars. Ernst Badian, Timothy Barnes, Eric Havelock, Michael McCormick, Fr. Walter Ong, S.J., T. T. B. Ryder, and Homer Thompson are among the foremost. Recent visiting lecturers have been Fr. John O'Malley, S.J., Fred D. Miller, Jr., and Carl Richard. In the 2013-2014 academic year, Bruce Thornton and Anthony Grafton are slated to visit our campus.
Bouwhuis Library Special Collections
The Special Collections room in Canisius' Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library is home to several medieval manuscript codices and important early printed editions of Greek and Latin texts, all of which students may inspect by appointment.
The student-run Classics Club sponsors and co-sponsors a number of activities. Prominent among these have been presentations of scenes from ancient tragedies and comedies and poetry readings.
Eta Sigma Phi
Select classics students may be chosen for induction into Eta Sigma Phi, the national honorary society for students of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies. The Society sponsors a number of regional and national events and competitions.