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10.6 Classics

Classics courses are designated by CLAS.

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 CLAS 120A and 120B

PR: CLAS 1120 is the prerequisite for CLAS 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 CLAS 130A and 130B

PR: CLAS 1130 is the prerequisite for CLAS 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 CLAS 1000, the former CLAS 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 CLAS 1000, the former CLAS 1101, the former CLAS 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 CLAS 3100, the former CLAS 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 CLAS 3100, the former CLAS 3102.

2020

History of the Hellenistic World

(same as History 2034) is 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.

2035

History of Classical Greece

(same as History 2035) 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: History 2035, the former CLAS/History 3910, the former CLAS/History 2030

2040

History of Rome

(same as History 2040) 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: CLAS 2041, CLAS 2042, History 2040, the former CLAS/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

(same as Philosophy 2701) is a survey of the origin and development of Western philosophy among the Greeks and Romans.

CR: Philosophy 2701

2800

Classical Drama I

- inactive course.

2801

Classical Drama II

- inactive course.

3010

Greek Religion

(same as Religious Studies 3010) is a study of the role of religion in the private and public life of the Greek world.

CR: Religious Studies 3010, the former CLAS/Religious Studies 3121

3020

Roman Religion

(same as Religious Studies 3020) is study of the role of religion in the private and public life of the Roman world.

CR: the former CLAS/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 kingdoms.

CR: History 3090

3110

Greek Literature in Translation

- inactive course.

3111

Latin Literature in Translation

- inactive course.

3130

Greek and Roman Mythology

(same as Folklore 3130) 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

3405

Tragic Drama in Greece and Rome

is a detailed examination of the tragic dramas of ancient Greece and Rome. A selection of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Seneca will be read in English translation. Topics to be discussed include the development of ancient tragedy, its literary, performative and thematic traditions, its representation of social and historical conditions, and its influence on later tragic drama.

CR: the former Classics 2805

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 CLAS 2060

3700

The Ancient World in Film

examines the representation of the history and cultures of the ancient world in film. A selection of films will be studied and extensive reference will be made to the ancient evidence which informs them. The ancient world’s impact on modern Western society will be considered together with the film industry’s recasting of the ancient world in response to modern social and historical developments.

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).