Courses for Fall 2014

  • The Romans

    Statesmen exposed republican conspiracies; historians chronicled imperial intrigue; playwrights "Greeked-it-up" with toga parties; epic poets sang of Rome's rise (and fall); moralizers bemoaned gladiators' beauty habits; and a novelist recounted the adventures of a man turned into an ass. This course tracks the development of literary culture at Rome from its beginnings to the end of the Empire, with an emphasis on the major genres, authors, and works of Roman literature. Intended for all students desiring an introduction to Roman literary culture and its masterpieces. All texts read in English; no previous experience in Roman history or Latin required. LILE WRIT
    CLAS 0020 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Reed
  • The World of Byzantium

    Caught between the East and West, the culture of Byzantium inherited the ancient worlds of Greece, Rome, and Jerusalem, nurturing many a modern ideology, conflict, and identity. Byzantium is explored through its history, texts, and art. We examine the foundation and history of Constantinople, Iconoclasm, the Crusades, medieval Christianity and Islam, Byzantine court life, concepts of gender, self, and sexuality. WRIT
    CLAS 0660 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Insley
  • Alexander the Great and the Alexander Tradition

    This course focuses on a single historical figure, Alexander the Great, using him as a point of departure for exploring a wide range of problems and approaches that typify the field of Classical Studies. How knowledge of Alexander has been used and abused provides a fascinating case study in the formation and continuous reinterpretation of the western Classical tradition.
    CLAS 0810A S01
    Primary Instructor
    Cherry
  • Greek Mythology

    Reviews major myths along with some lesser known variations, in order to understand how ancient Greeks imagined their relation to the divine world, to nature, and to other human beings. Considers connections between myth and cult or ritual, and also to the psychological, social, historical, and aesthetic aspects of classical myths. Examines adaptations of classical myths in later societies and comparative materials from other cultures.
    CLAS 0900 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hanink
  • The Myth of the Seven: From Aeschylus to Kurosawa

    What is a story? Does it have a life of its own? In this class, we will focus on a single story and study its progression from epic times to Classical Greece, to the Roman empire and medieval period, to the Renaissance and Hollywood. Why do certain stories survive? How do different ages think through a story and what do they need from these stories? We will read authors like Aeschylus, Euripides, Statius, and Racine, consider depictions in the visual arts, and watch film versions like the cowboy classic “The Magnificent Seven” and Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai.” All texts in translation. LILE WRIT
    CLAS 0950 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Kidd
  • Epic Poetry from Homer to Lucan

    Traces the rich history and manifold varieties of the genre of epic poetry in the literatures of ancient Greece and Rome beginning with Homer's Iliad and Odyssey (VII c. B.C.) and ending with Lucan's Civil War (I. c. A.D.). Masterpieces such as Virgil's Aeneid and Ovid's Metamorphoses are included. Original sources read in translation. LILE WRIT
    CLAS 1120B S01
    Primary Instructor
    Nieto Hernandez
  • Society and Population in Ancient Greece

    This interdisciplinary course stresses the importance of social and demographic themes for our understanding of ancient Greek socio-economic history. The course addresses topics that are fundamental to historical demography (mortality, birth rates, and factors that affect them). It draws directly on primary sources (documentary, literary and archaeological) and readings of modern historians that allow us respectively to analyze evidence and contextualize the issues relating to social history and historical demography. The course takes a longue durée approach and incorporates ancient Greek communities in Greece, the Balkans, Asia Minor, and the Black Sea, from the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods. WRIT
    CLAS 1130 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Oliver
  • Classics of Indian Literature

    This course will introduce, in English translations, the most powerful examples of the literature of India. The course will introduce students to India’s unparalleled literary richness by reading selections of the best poetry, drama, and narrative literature of Indian civilization from any of its many languages (Sanskrit, Tamil, Hindi, Bengali, etc., and English), ancient and modern. DPLL
    CLAS 1160 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Buchta
  • Roman History I: The Rise and Fall of an Imperial Republic

    The social and political history of Ancient Rome from its origins to the death of Augustus in 14 CE. Focuses on the social conflicts of the early Republic; the conquest of the Mediterranean and its repercussions; the breakdown of the Republic and the establishment of monarchy. Readings emphasize ancient sources in translation. WRIT
    CLAS 1310 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Mignone
  • Staging the Law: Classical Literature and Renaissance Drama

    (1) We examine theater and its relation to society, particularly, its reflection of legal culture (detections of murderers, adulterers, and young lovers); we also examine law’s ‘theatricality’ (‘productions’ of trials). (2) We also explore more broadly how dramas were performed, using as comparanda Japanese Noh and Kabuki (in each, for example, we find all-male casting). (3) Attention is also directed toward twentieth century receptions of these plays; we focus largely on Japanese productions, particularly of Yukio Ninagawa, mastermind of Japanese theater who directed numerous Greek tragedies and Shakespearean plays in different venues, absorbing and subverting phenomena of traditional Japanese theater.
    CLAS 1750P S01
    Primary Instructor
    Scafuro
  • Special Topics

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    CLAS 1970 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Alcock
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 1970 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Amanatidou
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    CLAS 1970 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Reed
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    CLAS 1970 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Cherry
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    CLAS 1970 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Debrohun
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    CLAS 1970 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Bodel
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    CLAS 1970 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Mignone
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    CLAS 1970 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Nieto Hernandez
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    CLAS 1970 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Gill
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    CLAS 1970 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Fitzgerald
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 1970 S11
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    CLAS 1970 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Scafuro
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    CLAS 1970 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Scharf
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    CLAS 1970 S14
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    CLAS 1970 S15
    Primary Instructor
    Pucci
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  • Conference: Especially for Honors Students

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    CLAS 1990 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Amanatidou
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 1990 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Reed
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 1990 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Gill
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    CLAS 1990 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Debrohun
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    CLAS 1990 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Bodel
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 1990 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Kidd
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 1990 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Hanink
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 1990 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Oliver
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 1990 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Nieto Hernandez
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 1990 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Pucci
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 1990 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Fitzgerald
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 1990 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Mignone
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 1990 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Scafuro
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 1990 S14
    Primary Instructor
    Bodel
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    CLAS 1990 S15
    Primary Instructor
    Haynes
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 1990 S16
    Primary Instructor
    Papaioannou
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    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Proseminar in Classics

    Introduction to standard research methods and tools in major subdisciplines of classical philology and ancient history. Required of entering graduate students. Survey of various subdisciplines in order to become familiar with field and scholarly principles.
    CLAS 2000 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Debrohun
  • Preliminary Examination Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing for a preliminary examination.
    CLAS 2970 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep
  • Reading and Research

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course. Instructor permission required.
    CLAS 2980 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Alcock
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 2980 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Bodel
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 2980 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Cherry
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 2980 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Reed
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 2980 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Mignone
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 2980 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Pucci
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 2980 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Fitzgerald
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 2980 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Papaioannou
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 2980 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Debrohun
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 2980 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Nieto Hernandez
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    CLAS 2980 S11
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 2980 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Scafuro
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Thesis Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing a thesis.
    CLAS 2990 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep