Courses for Fall 2017

  • Ancient Philosophy

    Ancient Greek views about the prospects and limits of reason in the human being's search for a good and valuable life. What the best life is; how, and how far, reason can provide for its realization; what social/political conditions it requires; how vulnerable it is (and should be) to uncontrolled happenings. Authors include Euripides, Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Lucretius, Augustine, and Dante. WRIT
    CLAS 0150 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Gill
  • Sport in the Ancient Greek World

    Athletics and sports were as popular and significant in the ancient Greek world as they are today, and so offer an excellent introduction to its archaeology and history. This class will discuss the development of Greek athletics, the nature of individual events, the social implications of athletic professionalism, women and athletics, and the role of sport in Greek education.
    CLAS 0210O S01
    Primary Instructor
    Cherry
  • The Literary Worlds of Late Antiquity

    We study the manifold literary forms championed in those centuries when Greco-Roman literature was transformed by social, spiritual, and creative forces perhaps unparalleled in the western tradition. Genres to be studied include: history (Gregory of Tours), consolation (Boethius), lyric (Ausonius and Fortunatus), hymnody (Prudentius), epic (Juvencus), apology (Tertullian), the philosophic dialogue (Augustine), the cento (Proba), among others. Close attention will be paid to contextualizing these authors and genres in the Greco-Roman tradition and in their late ancient configurations. WRIT
    CLAS 0600 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Pucci
  • Greek Tragedy

    An investigation of many of the surviving plays of the Greek tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Considers the diverse aspects of ancient drama: the context, both religious and sociopolitical; issues of theatrical production, the poetic texture of the plays; and the influence of classical drama on later drama and western thought. Additional readings may include Aristophanes' Frogs and Thesmophoriazusae and selections from Aristotle's Poetics, the earliest criticism of Greek tragedy. WRIT
    CLAS 0620 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hanink
  • Witches and Vixens: Nasty Women in Ancient Greece and Rome

    What do video vixens and Foxy Brown have in common with "Witchy Woman"? These modern metaphors continue a long history of equating female sexual allure with dangers found in/or capable of subverting Nature. This course will use contemporary methodologies to make sense of similar descriptions of women found in Greco-Roman literature: how do the Greeks and Romans express a concern about gender, ethnicity, class, and/or politics using these metaphors? How do these same categories help distinguish what is "natural" from "unnatural"? To what end does this discourse about women and nature affect law, public space, or other aspects of "civilization"?
    CLAS 0765 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Eccleston
  • 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. WRIT
    CLAS 1120B S01
    Primary Instructor
    Nieto Hernandez
  • Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Literature and Culture

    The Classical Greek culture most familiar to us was codified and developed during the 300-year Hellenistic period, beginning with Alexander the Great and his successors, who turbocharged that culture with the wealth and energies of the ancient multiethnic empires they conquered, including Egypt and Persia. Greek becomes a medium for global aspirations and competing perspectives on the world; Rome inherited these visions of a hybrid, globalist culture and consciously translated them into one we still live with. This course studies the literature and thought of this period down to Cleopatra, the last Hellenistic monarch to fall to the Roman empire.
    CLAS 1120Y S01
    Primary Instructor
    Reed
  • Classical Philosophy of India

    This course introduces the classical traditions of philosophy in India. After presenting a general overview of this discourse and its basic Brahminic, Buddhist, and Jain branches, the course will examine selected traditions and themes from both the several schools concerned entirely with gaining ultimate beatitude (the Highest Good) (the schools known as Sāmkhya, Yoga, Theravada Buddhism, Mahāyāna Buddhism, Jainism, and Vedānta) and the schools that concentrate on issues of logic, metaphysics, and language and hermeneutics (Nyāya, Vaiśeshika, and Pūrva Mīmāmsā, respectively). DPLL
    CLAS 1140 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Buchta
  • Mediterranean Culture Wars: Archaic Greek History, c. 1200 to 479 BC

    From the end of the Bronze Age to the end of the Persian Wars is a period of considerable change in the Mediterranean and beyond. The Greek polis challenges the powers of the ancient Near East. Over seven centuries we meet Greek writing, Homeric epic, and the first historian (Herodotus). But the Greek world lay on the edges of the Ancient Near East and this course tries to offer a more balanced approach than the typically Hellenocentric perspective of the standard textbooks. CLAS 1210 addresses political, social and economic history. Literary, epigraphical and archaeological cultures provide the evidence. WRIT
    CLAS 1210 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Oliver
  • Roman Religion

    Explores the religions of Rome, from the animism of King Numa to the triumph of Christianity. Topics include: concepts of religion and the sacred; sacred law; ritual space and the function of ritual; festivals; divination; magistrates and priests; the imperial cult; death and the afterlife; mystery cults; astrology and magic.
    CLAS 1410 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Bodel
  • 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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    CLAS 1970 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Fitzgerald
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    CLAS 1970 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Haynes
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    CLAS 1970 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Scafuro
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    CLAS 1970 S13
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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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    I: Independent Study/Research
    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
    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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    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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    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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    CLAS 1990 S17
    Primary Instructor
    Buchta
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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
  • The Age of Tiberius

    This course investigates the political, social, and literary culture of the twenty-three-year period that constituted the Principate of Tiberius, the second Roman emperor. Marked by unprecedented social upheaval and conventionally characterized as a time of literary and political retrenchment, the era has been undervalued and understudied, despite a wealth of relevant new documentary evidence and recent re-assessment of several literary works of the immediate post-Augustan age. This course aims to serve both classicists and ancient historians by integrating literary and historical study through weekly readings in both documentary and literary sources.
    CLAS 2080F S01
    Primary Instructor
    Bodel
  • 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
    Haynes
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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
  • 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.

    Comparative Literature
    COLT 0610Z Intersections of Race and Culture in the West
    Cogut Center for Humanities
    HMAN 2971D Caring for the Truth
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