The Diniacopoulos collection

Concordia University has the rare privilege of assisting with the management of the Diniacopoulos family antiquities collection.

Once the largest private collection of antiquities known in Canada, the collection represents prehistoric Mediterranean, Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Egyptian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Luvian, Syro-Palestinian, and Hittite cultures.

The Diniacopoulos family is also the sponsor of the Diniacopoulos Scholarships.




Classics encompasses the study of all aspects of ancient Greece and Rome. The department offers a challenging undergraduate programs in Classics through which students may explore Western cultural roots.

Classics at Concordia

Concordia's innovative programs provide an integrated and interdisciplinary environment that combines archaeology, ancient Greek and Latin, history, and literature. Our programs present the experience of classical civilizations as part of a continuum of human experiences that includes 21st-century cultures and offers a challenging program in which students can explore a critical and exciting period of world history.

In addition to being ready to pursue graduate studies in Classics, Archaeology, or a related field, students who complete a Classics degree will be very well prepared for careers in any profession that requires big ideas, fast information gathering, critical problem solving, dynamic oral and written communication, detailed analysis of data, global horizons, and an experience of different cultures. These include law, business, museum studies, archives and libraries, diplomacy, journalism, and literature.

Faculty Research Interests

George Harrison, Assistant Professor — Performance of Ancient Drama, Archaeology of Roman Crete, Latin and Greek of the early Roman Empire.

Jane Francis, Associate Professor — Roman copies of Greek sculpture, survey archaeology and methodologies, pottery analysis.

Lionel Sanders, Professor— Relations of Greeks, native Egyptians and Jews in ancient Alexandria in the first century AD, and Greek Sicily in the 4th century BC.

M. Catherine Bolton, Associate Professor — Latin literature, esp. Latin elegy, Ovid.

Melanie Racette-Campbell, Assistant Professor— Latin poetry, Greek and Roman New Comedy, and Gender and Sexuality in antiquity.



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