Courses for Fall 2015

  • Travelers in Greece: from Pausanias to Shirley Valentine

    Ever since Pausanias the Periegete wrote his "Description of Greece" in the 2nd century CE, travelers have been inspired both to see the sights of Greece and to narrate their travels. The subject of this course is travel narratives about Greece, and our own journey will lead us to sites throughout the country. Yet we will also be using these narratives as launchpads for exploring the imaginary and imagined power of the Greek landscape: from its ancient status as seat of the gods to its modern appeal as a land of anonymity, relaxation and freedom for the wearied 'westerner'. WRIT FYS
    CLAS 0210T S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hanink
  • 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
    Papaioannou
  • From Antiquity to the Humanities (via Humanism) and the History of Ideas

    This course looks at the origins of several subjects in the Humanities in order to explain, question, and sometimes challenge the ways in which those subjects are studied or understood today. Consideration of sources for the Humanities today – in the educational practices of classical antiquity, in the 'humanism' of the Renaissance and in the 17th-20th centuries– will throw new light on ideas and categories which are central to western education. Topics include grammar/language, persuasive argument, scholarship; theory/practice of history, literature, poetry, fiction, fantasy, and the novel; relationship between words and images, and connections between studying the Humanities and being human.
    CLAS 0780 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Laird
  • Epics of India

    An introduction to Indian epic literature with reading and analysis of one or more of India's grand and powerful epics, such as the Mahabharata, the Rāmāyana, the Cilappadikaram, and others. DPLL
    CLAS 0820 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Fitzgerald
  • The Performing Arts in Classical South Asia

    South Asia is home to rich classical traditions in the performing arts – drama, dance, music – which continue to this day. These performative traditions are accompanied by theoretical analyses going back to the Nātyaśāstra attributed to the sage Bharata, (2nd c. BCE-6th c. CE). This course introduces students to these traditions and theories to allow for an informed appreciation of the arts of classical South Asia. This course will include reading classical texts in translation and experiencing, analyzing, and discussing recorded performances. The final portion of the course will examine Bollywood film against the background knowledge gained throughout the course. DPLL LILE
    CLAS 0995 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Buchta
  • The Idea of Self

    Literature gestures us toward a certain kind of knowledge not quite psychological, not quite philosophical. We read widely in the classical and medieval traditions in order to gauge the peculiar nature of what this knowledge tells us about experience and the ways in which expressions of selfhood abide or are changed over time. Authors include but are not limited to Sappho, Pindar, Catullus, Horace, Augustine, and Fortunatus. LILE WRIT
    CLAS 1120G S01
    Primary Instructor
    Pucci
  • Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

    "Everyone has heard of the Seven Wonders of the World," wrote Philo of Byzantium two millennia ago, and it's still true today. But what's a "Wonder"? And why seven of them? Why make such a list anyway, then or now? This class will use ancient texts, explorers' accounts, and archaeological investigations to travel through several thousand years of history in the Mediterranean and Near Eastern world. We will consider how the Seven Wonders captured past imaginations; the aura of technological achievements; the intersections of history, memory, invention, and myth; and how members of one culture view another culture's monuments. LILE
    CLAS 1120Q S01
    Primary Instructor
    Cherry
  • Age of Augustus: Topography, Architecture, and Politics

    Augustus Caesar boasted that he had found Rome a city in brick, but left it in marble. This course explores the transformation of Rome from an unadorned village to the capital of an empire. Was Rome's first emperor trying to fashion himself a Hellenistic monarch on the model of Alexander and his successors? Was he simply operating within republican traditions, which had been established through centuries of aristocratic competition at Rome? Our source materials will include ancient works of art and architecture, literary accounts, maps, and critical urban theory.
    CLAS 1120T S01
    Primary Instructor
    Mignone
  • The History of Greece from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander

    A detailed examination of the history of the Greeks-political, economic, and social-from Homer's time to the establishment of the Hellenistic monarchies by the successors of Alexander the Great. The ancient sources are closely and critically studied (in translation).
    CLAS 1210 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Oliver
  • Heroes and Heroism in Graeco - Roman Antiquity and Beyond

    Examines the concept of hero, an ancient Greek word, which had a wide variety of meanings and was employed to designate a series of diverse characters of myth. We will trace the evolution of this idea through a detailed analysis of its uses in Greek and Roman texts, and also contrast its ancient sense with present day conceptions of the hero and heroism. All readings will be in English. The course is open to all undergraduates, but preference will be given to juniors and seniors. Enrollment limited to 25. WRIT
    CLAS 1750H S01
    Primary Instructor
    Nieto Hernandez
  • 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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    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
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    CLAS 1990 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Reed
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    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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    CLAS 1990 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Kidd
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    CLAS 1990 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Hanink
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    CLAS 1990 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Oliver
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    CLAS 1990 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Nieto Hernandez
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    CLAS 1990 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Pucci
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    CLAS 1990 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Fitzgerald
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    CLAS 1990 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Mignone
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    CLAS 1990 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Scafuro
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    CLAS 1990 S14
    Primary Instructor
    Bodel
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    CLAS 1990 S15
    Primary Instructor
    Haynes
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    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
  • Roman Topography

    That actions occur in place is obvious, but how does place define action, and how do actions define place? How does the accretion of meanings assigned to a place through repeated use provide significance to the current actions, affect reinterpretations of past events, and effect future uses? Topography explores not only the history of monuments but also the constellation of meanings shaped by the interaction of monuments with each other in the cultural landscape. Topographical relationships serve as an imprint of a particular community's social, political, economic, and religious behavior within and across space and time. Ancient Roman case studies.
    CLAS 2010B S01
    Primary Instructor
    Mignone
  • 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
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    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
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 2980 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Bodel
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    CLAS 2980 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Cherry
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    CLAS 2980 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Reed
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    CLAS 2980 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Mignone
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    CLAS 2980 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Pucci
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    CLAS 2980 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Fitzgerald
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    CLAS 2980 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Papaioannou
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    CLAS 2980 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Debrohun
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    CLAS 2980 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Nieto Hernandez
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    CLAS 2980 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Insley
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 2980 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Scafuro
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    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
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    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep