Courses for Spring 2017

  • Juno: The Original Diva

    Juno was the queen supreme of Rome's gods, the wife of philandering Jupiter, and the mother of Mars, god of war. It was Queen Juno who guaranteed the constant imperial triumph of Rome --a ruthless conqueror of nations-- and who safeguarded and preserved both marriage and Rome's Republic. This course explores constructions of and attitudes towards divinity, gender, war, conquest, and family. Case studies include the destruction and religious plundering of both Etruscan Veii and Hannibal's Carthage, from the perspectives of both conqueror and conquered. Interdisciplinary in nature, course materials will include literature, art, architecture, archaeology, and comparative religious studies. SOPH WRIT
    CLAS 0311 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Mignone
  • 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
  • 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
  • Concepts of the Self in Classical Indian Literature

    Examination of the great Indian epic Mahabharata and related mythology to introduce the context for the most ancient speculations of the Rgveda and the subtle teacher-student dialogues about the self contained in the Bhagavadgita and Upanishads. We will also examine the more systematic Indian philosophical texts and note their resonance in ancient and modern European conceptions of self. DPLL WRIT
    CLAS 0990 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Buchta
  • The American Presidents and the Western Tradition

    We are accustomed to engaging the American presidency as a public office best approached through the prism of government or political science, but this course studies the ways in which the presidents in thought and action are part of a larger continuum of humanistic expression in the western tradition. It is organized around five categories: memory, language, consolation, farewell, and self-reflection. Our work involves reading and viewing/listening to various materials, including videos and original documents. The words we study, both by and about presidents, will be compared to various masterworks of Greco-Roman antiquity and the western Middle Ages. WRIT
    CLAS 1120U S01
    Primary Instructor
    Pucci
  • Aristotle

    A close study of Aristotle's major works: his method, natural philosophy, psychology, metaphysics, with main emphasis on his ethics. Readings from original sources (in translation) and some contemporary secondary material. The class will combine lectures and discussion and is a writing course.
    CLAS 1120W S01
    Primary Instructor
    Gill
  • Roman History II: The Empire (HIST 1201B)

  • Ancient Law, Society and Jurisprudence

    After a brief survey of modern legal systems (USA, common and civil law systems), we return to Athens and Rome. Topics: sources of law, its evolution, (e.g., feuding societies); procedural law (e.g., how to bring cases); legal reasoning; rhetoric; substantive law (e.g., regarding marriage, religion, homicide). Different approaches are used: historical, comparativist, anthropological, case-law study. WRIT
    CLAS 1770 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
    Buchta
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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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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 1970 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Fitzgerald
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 1970 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Haynes
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    CLAS 1970 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Scafuro
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 1970 S13
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    CLAS 1970 S14
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    CLAS 1970 S15
    Primary Instructor
    Pucci
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    I: Independent Study/Research
  • 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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    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
    Laird
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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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    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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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 1990 S15
    Primary Instructor
    Haynes
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 1990 S16
    Primary Instructor
    Papaioannou
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 1990 S17
    Primary Instructor
    Buchta
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    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Greek and Roman Epyllion

    The so-called “epyllion” or miniature epic offers an opportunity to read a number of texts in the tradition of ancient hexameter narrative (both Greek and Latin) and also to scrutinize our criteria for establishing generic unities and boundaries. We will think about the poems’ continuities with and differences from other ancient examples of shorter narrative and about the connections between the form and the ironic or revisionary affect often attributed to epyllion. At the end of the semester we will glance at the Early Modern reception of the ancient tradition; we will also read selections from the critical literature.
    CLAS 2080E S01
    Primary Instructor
    Reed
  • 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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    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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    I: Independent Study/Research
    CLAS 2980 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Haynes
    Schedule Code
    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
  • Courses of Interest to Classics Concentrators

    The following courses may be of interest to students who are interested in Classics. Classics concentrators should talk to their concentration advisor to see which of these courses may be taken for concentration credit. Please see the sponsoring department for the time and location of each course.

    Modern Greek
    MGRK 0810 Film Classics: The Greeks on the Silver Screen
    MGRK 1210 A Migration Crisis? Displacement, Materiality, and Experience
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