Department of Classical Philology

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  • Employees
  • Educational courses
  • Lecturers' schedule
  • Teaching materials
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The Department of Classical Philology is one of the oldest in the L’viv University. The traditions of the speciality reach as far back as to the XVII century. The prime of its development falls on the first half of the XXth century. At that time the world’s famous scholars such as L. Tsviklinskiy, Y. Kovalskiy, R. Sinko, R. Hanshynets, Y. Manteyfel, Y. Kourylovytch, S. Vitkovskiy worked at the  Department. In the post-war period the Department was headed by the Professors of V. Pastoushchyn, M. Bilyk, Y. Didyk, Y. Kobiv, V. Maslyuk, R. Olenytch. From 1997 to 2002 the Associate Professor of R. Dombrovskyi was in the head of it. A very important role in the development of the Department during the pos-war period played Professor Y. Kobiv. He was the first editor of the republican scientific journal “Problems of the Classical Philology”, initiated a scientific school on antique languages researches’ grammar heritage studies. On the so-called “Lviv Period” (1953 – 1964), falls the the activity of the Professor of the international renown S. Luorye. His fundamental researches enriching world’s Classical Philology “Stable Words in the Function of the Predicate in the Indo-European Languages”, The Language and Culture in the Mycenaean Greece”, “The Fundamentals of the Greek Historical Phonetics” were published enriching the world’s Classical Philology.
     Professor R. Olenytch explored the Antique Grammar Theory resulting in his monography “Priscian and Antique Grammar” published in 1973. 

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     The subject matter of Professor V. Maslyuk was the Antique Theory of Artistic Language and its influence on the Theory of Literature development in Ukraine in the first half of the XVIII century. In 1983 his monography “Latin Poetics and Rethorics of the First Half of theXVIII Century and Their Role in the Ukrainian Theory of Literature Development” was published. At the same time, Professor V. Maslyuk translated a good deal of works by Latin speaking Ukrainian authors of the period into Ukrainian.

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During recent years the scientific interests of the staff of the Department Classical Philology are focused on the following:
  • The History of the Antique Language Studies (O. Safronyak, N. Revak);
  • The Latin Wordbuilding (R. Dombrovskyi, L. Hlushchenko, R. Olishchuk, I. Romanyuk);
  • The Synonymy of the Adjectives in Old Greek and Latin Languages (L. Myslovska, O. Malynovska);
  • The Category of Number in Latin Language (O. Nazarenko);
  • The Problems of Lexicology in Old Greek and Latin Languages (M. Mokrivska, L. Oliynyk, O. Kurudz);
  • The Literature Process in Antiquity (A.Sodomora,M.Dombrovskyi);
  • The Problems of Contrastive-Historical Language Studies and the Syntax of a Verb (B.Chernyukh);
  • The Contrastive Analysis of Old and Modern Greek Languages (L.Hlushchenko, M.Mokrivska);
  • The Reception of the Antiquity in Ukrainian Literature (R. Dombrovskyi).

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     The staff of the Department also works on the preparing of the text books and manuals on Old Greek and Latin Languages as well as on Antique Literature. The translation belongs to one of the major scientific activities of the department. The whole school of artistic translation has long become a deeply rooted tradition. Its outstanding representatives are: Professors M. Bilyk, Y. Moushak, Y. Kobiv, V. Maslyuk, Y. Tsybko. For the fertile activity in the sphere Professors Y. Kobiv and A.Sodomora were awarded the Laureate Nominee of Ukrainian Union of Writers named after Maksym Ryl’skyi for Translation. 
     At present, the Department of Classical Philology comes to 7 Associate Professors and 5 Lecturers. All of them conduct both seminars and practical classes on Old and Modern Greek Languages, have theoretical courses on Old Greek and Latin grammar, methods of teaching Latin, history of Old Greek and Roman Literatures, history of Antique Culture as well as other special courses.
     There are post-graduate courses at the Department. 
     In 2000 the Centre of Greel Language and Culture named after Arseniy Elassonskyi was launched.

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     The graduates of the Department of Classsical Philology receive the speciality of “Classical Philology, Lecturer of Old Greek and Latin Languages” together with the additional specislization of “Lecturer of English/German Language”.


Chairperson, Docent (by-worker)Bohdan ChernyukhChairperson, Docent (by-worker)
ProfessorAndriy SodomoraProfessor
DocentMarkiyan DombrovkyiDocent
DocentRoman DombrovskyiDocent
Docent (by-worker)Lina HlushchenkoDocent (by-worker)
DocentLesya MyslovskaDocent
DocentOlha NazarenkoDocent
DocentRoksolyana OlishchukDocent
DocentOlha PylypivDocent
Docent (by-worker)Oleksiy SafronyakDocent (by-worker)
Senior LecturerNadiya RevakSenior Lecturer
LecturerMarta HnatyshakLecturer
LecturerOryslava Ivashkiv-VashchukLecturer
LecturerMaryana MokrivskaLecturer
LecturerLyubov OliynykLecturer
LecturerNataliya PanchyshynLecturer
LecturerIryna RomanyukLecturer
LecturerMarianna VojcickaLecturer
LecturerSvyatoslav ZubchenkoLecturer
Senior Department SecretaryMaryana MorozSenior Department Secretary

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Teaching materials


  • R. Olenytch, Latin Language. L’viv, 1993;
  • R. Olenytch, B. Chernyukh. Latin Language for Gymnasiums. L’viv, 1994;
  • V. Maslyuk, Antique Literature. Reader Book. Old Greek Poetry in Ukrainian Translations. K., 1994;
  • O. Safronyak,  B. Chernyukh. Latin Alphabet. L’viv, 1995;
  • R. Olishchuk, Greek Language. Syntax. L’viv, 1996;
  • V. Maslyuk, Old Roman Poetry in Ukrainian Translations. Reader Book. L’viv, 2000;
  • L. Myslovska, Modern Latin Medical Terminology. Manual. L’viv, 2000;
  • N. Revak, Latin Language for Special Purposes.L’viv, 2002.
  • R.Olishchuk, Lingua Latina. – Lviv, 2002.




  • Development and functioning of classical languages. (Associate Professors: B. Chernyukh, L. Myslovska, L. Hlushchenko, O. Nazarenko, O. Safronyak, R. Olishchuk, R. Dombrovskyi; Lecturers: I. Romanyuk, M. Mokrivska, N. Revak, O. Kurudz, O. Malynovska)
  • Issues of ancient literature and problems of its translation;
  • Latin sources in the literary process in Ukraine. (Associate Professor R. Dombrovskyi)