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Fall 2013 Course Offerings


Courses in Greek and Roman Studies - Fall 2013

CLAS 1051 : Gods in Classical Mythology
An introduction to some of the major myths of ancient Greece and Rome, with particular attention to the gods. The myths will be studied with reference to their social and historical contexts, literary and artistic representations, and modern theories of interpretation.
---MWF 11:00-11:50 (Slot 04) - Instructor: L. Roman

CLAS 1200 : Introduction to Roman Civilization
A general illustrated survey of the origins and evolution of ancient Rome. The course introduces the student to social, political, and legal institutions, the growth of the Roman Empire, Roman art, literature, and religions, as well as Rome's pervasive influence in the modern world.
---MWF 10:00-10:50 (Slot 03) - Instructor: M. Nikolic

CLAS 2020 : History of the Hellenistic World (Cross-listed with History 2034)
A survey of the history of the Mediterranean world and the Near East from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC until the incorporation of the Kingdom of Egypt in the Roman Empire in 30 BC. Particular attention is given to the influence of the new monarchies on political, social, and cultural developments in both Greek and non-Greek communities.
---MWF 11:00-11:50 (Slot 04) - Instructor: K. Simonsen

CLAS 2025 : Introduction to Ancient History (Cross-listed with History 2020)
An introduction to the history of ancient city-states, kingdoms and empires, including economic, social, political and cultural developments.
---TTh 10:30-11:45 (Slot 18) - Instructor: R. Panjabi

CLAS 2041 : History of the Roman Republic (Cross-listed with History 2041)
A survey of Roman history from the early monarchy to the death of Julius Caesar, with special reference to the society and politics of the late Republican period.
---MWF 14:00-14:50 (Slot 07) - Instructor: C. Maynes

CLAS 2701 : History of Ancient Philosophy (Cross-listed with Philosophy 2701)
A survey of the origin and development of Western philosophy among the Greeks and Romans.
---MWF 15:00-15:50 (Slot 08) - Instructor: B. Levett

CLAS 3040 : Socrates and Athens
An introduction to, and examination of, Socrates within the context of Athenian political, social, cultural, intellectual, and religious life, and against the background of the fifth-century enlightenment and the sophistic movement.
---MWF 09:00-09:50 (Slot 02) - Instructor: K. Simonsen

CLAS 3410 : Comic Drama in Greece and Rome
A detailed examination of the comic dramas of ancient Greece and Rome. A selection of plays by Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, and Terence will be read in English translation. Topics to be discussed include the development of ancient comedy, its literary and thematic traditions, its representation of social and historical context, and its influence on later comic drama.
---TTh 14:00-15:15 (Slot 19) - Instructor: C. Maynes

CLAS 3900 : Greek and Roman Medicine
An examination of the medical theories and practices of the ancient Greek and Roman world, taking into account ancient texts (in translation) as well as evidence from material culture, including art and architecture. Topics may include the relationship between science and medicine, concepts of health and illness, the role of the healer, practical applications, gender differentiation of patients, and legacy of ancient practices.
---TTh 10:30-11:45 (Slot 18) - Instructor: T. Allen

CLAS 4000 : Acropolis, Agora and Chora: The Monuments of Fifth-Century Athens (Seminar in Greek History and Society)
This semester we will explore how the Athenians monumentalized their civic and imperial values during the fifth century.
---TTh 15:30-16:45 (slot 20) - Instructor: K. Simonsen


 

Courses in Greek and Latin Language - Fall 2013

CLAS 1120 : Elementary Latin I
An introduction to the grammar and syntax of Latin, with particular attention paid to the acquisition of basic skills in reading, composition, and aural comprehension.
---Section 001 MWF 10:00-10:50 (Slot 03) - Instructor: C. Maynes
---Section 002 MTTh 13:00-13:50 (Slot 06) - Instructor: M. Nikolic

CLAS 1130 : Elementary Ancient Greek I
An introduction to the grammar and syntax of ancient Greek, with particular attention paid to the acquisition of basic skills in reading, composition, and aural comprehension.
---MTWTh 13:00-13:50 (Slot F06) - Instructor: B. Levett

CLAS 2200 : Intermediate Latin
A continuation of the grammar, syntax, reading, and composition completed in the elementary program. (Prerequisite: CLAS 1121)
---MWF 14:00-14:50 (Slot 07) - Instructor: L. Roman

CLAS 2300 : Intermediate Ancient Greek
A continuation of the grammar, syntax, reading, and composition completed in the elementary program. (Prerequisite: CLAS 1131)
---Schedule to be determined (Slot 99) - Instructor: TBA

CLAS 4220 : Latin Hexameter Poetry
Topic TBA. (Prerequisite: CLAS 3200)
---Schedule to be determined (Slot 99) - Instructor: L. Roman

CLAS 4300 : Greek Tragedy
Topic TBA. (Prerequisite: CLAS 3300)
---Schedule to be determined (Slot 99) - Instructor: B. Levett

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