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12.6 Classics

1120 and 1121

Elementary Latin

is 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.

CR: the former Classics 120A and 120B

PR: Classics 1120 is the prerequisite for Classics 1121

1130 and 1131

Elementary Ancient Greek

is 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.

CR: the former Classics 130A and 130B

PR: Classics 1130 is the prerequisite for Classics 1131

1100

Introduction to Greek Civilization

is a general illustrated survey of the origins and evolution of Ancient Greek Civilization. The course introduces the student to Greek social and political institutions, religion and myth, and achievements in art, philosophy, science and literature, as well as the influence of Ancient Greece on the modern world.

CR: the former Classics 1000, the former Classics 2000

1200

Introduction to Roman Civilization

is 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.

CR: the former Classics 1000, the former Classics 1101, the former Classics 2001

2010

Greek Art and Architecture

is an introduction, through illustrated lectures, to the study of the art and architecture of Ancient Greece.

CR: the former Classics 3100, the former Classics 3101

2015

Roman Art and Architecture

is an introduction, through illustrated lectures, to the study of the art and architecture of Ancient Rome.

CR: the former Classics 3100, the former Classics 3102.

2020

Hellenistic Civilization

is an illustrated survey of the political, social, intellectual and artistic developments in 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 fusion of eastern and western thought-patterns and ideologies under the influence of Greek culture.

2035

History of Classical Greece

is a survey of Greek History from the Bronze Age to the death of Alexander the Great, with special reference to the social and political institutions of the fifth century, B.C.

CR: the former Classics/History 3910, the former Classics/History 2030

2040

History of Rome

is a survey of Roman History from the early monarchy to the reign of Constantine with special reference to society and politics in the late Republic and early Empire.

CR: the former Classics/History 3920

2055

Women in Greece and Rome

is an examination of the role of women in ancient Greece and Rome from the perspectives of religion, literature, art, society, and politics. Critical assessments of the scholarship and methodologies (including feminist methodologies) relevant to this topic will be included.

2701

History of Ancient Philosophy

is a survey of the origin and development of Western philosophy among the Greeks and Romans.

CR: Philosophy 2701

2800

Classical Drama I

is a comprehensive study of the development of Greek tragedy and the satyr-play in their social, literary and technical context, through discussions of the origins of Greek tragedy, illustrated lectures on the development and technical aspects of the Greek theatre structures, and comprehensive analyses of plays from the major writers of the genres.

CR: Classics 2805

2801

Classical Drama II

is a continuation of the work done in Classics 2800 A comprehensive study of the development of Greek comedy and Roman tragedy and comedy in their social, literary and technical context, through discussions of the origins of Greek comedy and Roman tragedy and comedy, illustrated lectures on the development and technical aspects of the Roman theatre structures, and comprehensive analyses of plays from the major writers of the genres.

CR: Classics 2810

PR: Classics 2800

3010

Greek Religion

is a study of the role of religion in the private and public life of the Greek world.

CR: former Classics/Religious Studies 3121, Religious Studies 3010

3020

Roman Religion

is study of the role of religion in the private and public life of the Roman world.

CR: the former Classics/Religious Studies 3121, Religious Studies 3020

3090

Alexander and the Macedonians

investigates the impact of the conquests of Alexander the Great and his Macedonian Successors on the political, social, cultural, intellectual, and religious world of the Mediterranean and Near East between Alexander's accession in 336 and the battle of Ipsus in 301, when his vast empire was carved into Hellenistic kingdons.

CR: History 3090

3110

Greek Literature in Translation

- inactive course.

3111

Latin Literature in Translation

- inactive course.

3130

Greek and Roman Mythology

is a comparative study of the major myths of Greece and Rome as embodied in the literary and artistic remains of the ancient world with reference to their origins and their influence on later art and literature.

CR: Folklore 3130

3415

Epic Poetry in Greece and Rome

offers a detailed and in-depth study of the epic poetry or ancient Greece and Rome. The course will examine the poems of Homer, Apollonius of Rhodes and Virgil in English translation. Instructors may include additional poems. Topics to be discussed include the development of epic poetry, its literary traditions and its role in Greek and Roman society.

CR: the former Classics 2060

4000

Seminar in Greek History and Society

will have the topics to be studied announced.

4010

Seminar in Roman History and Society

will have the topics to be studied announced.

4020

Seminar in Greek Literature and Culture

will have the topics to be studied announced.

4030

Seminar in Roman Literature and Culture

will have the topics to be studied announced.

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).