Courses Available - Winter 2017
ADVANCED CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
CLAS-3260-001 (3) Tuesday / Thursday 02:30PM-03:45PM
This course examines methodological, theoretical, and topical issues in Classical Archaeology (broadly, the archaeology of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations). Topics discussed include the integration of archaeological, scientific, artistic, and textual evidence in the reconstruction of classical cultures; controversies in theoretical perspectives of interpretation in Classical Archaeology; the assessment of ancient Greco-Roman ecological, social, ritual, and economic life on the basis of recovered artifacts and ecofacts; the use of archaeological survey data to examine ancient settlement patterns; and ethical issues associated with curation and collection of material from Greek and Roman sites. Cross-listed: CLAS-4260(3)
ERAS: THE GOLDEN AGE OF ATHENS
CLAS-3850-001 (3) Tuesday / Thursday 11:30AM-12:45PM
This course focuses on a specific era, or time period, in ancient and/or classical history. The topic draws upon evidence from the ancient textual evidence, archaeology, and cultural and social history in the light of modern theory and scholarship. Discover the political, social, and cultural history of Athens in the second half of the fifth century BCE, from the compelling statesman Pericles to the hilarious plays of Aristophanes to the iconic Parthenon. Cross-Listed: CLAS-3850(3) and HIST-3009(3)
FOOD, DIET & DINING IN ANTIQUITY
CLAS-2920-050 (3) Wednesday 06:00PM-09:00PM
This course explores the techniques, issues, and controversies involved in reconstructing the role of food, diet and dining in Greek and Roman antiquity. Topics addressed include examination of lines of evidence (broadly encompassing ancient literary and textual evidence, depictions from art, and material remains from archaeological excavation); the economic basis for production, trade, transport and consumption of foodstuffs in antiquity; practicalities and limitations involved in cooking, preserving and preparing food stuffs; the social and philosophical context of eating and dining; the role of food in ancient religious and cult practices; medical approaches to food, diet and health in antiquity.
For information on how to register for this course please see Registration Process and Procedures.