The Manuscripts Division of Olin Library houses 445 papyrus fragments, dating from the first century BC to the eighth century AD.

William Bubelis, assistant professor of classics, and Sarantis Symeonoglou, emeritus professor of art history and archaeology, introduce the John Max Wulfing coin collection and share some ancient Athenian highlights.

Explore the outstanding collection of ancient earthenware at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University.

Washington University in St. Louis houses the editorial offices of APEIRON, one of the oldest and most distinguished journals dedicated to the study of ancient philosophy and ancient science.

December 28, 2015

John and Penelope Biggs Ensure Future of Biggs Residency

The Department of Classics extends its warmest thanks to John and Penelope Biggs.  The John and Penelope Biggs Residency in Classics has brought leading classical scholars to the Washington University in St. Louis campus for a week of lectures and discussions each spring since 1990.  The Biggses plan to fund the residency each year as long as one of them survives, and they have now taken measures to ensure that the residency will continue in perpetuity.  

Upcoming Events

Allison Thomason, SIUE-Edwardsville
John Burroughs School, 755 South Price Road, St Louis 63124 @ 1:30 pm
Presentations by Elizbeth Deplama-Digesser (UC Santa Barbara) and Rich Bishop III (Leuven)
Saint Louis University, Verhaegen 219 @ 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Elizabeth Digeser, University of California, Santa Barbara
Women’s Building Formal Lounge @ 5:30 pm
Monday Colloquium: “From Roman Games to Reality TV: Using the Classics to Think about Pop Culture”
Wednesday Seminar: “The Uses of the Self: Thoughts on Memoir”


Professor Timothy Moore giving a presentation to a student group.

The Department of Classics is happy to welcome school and community groups to the Washington University campus, and the department’s faculty and students can visit classes and other groups at their location in the St. Louis area.