2021-22 Classics Courses

The full course schedule for 2021-22 is now available to view on WebAdvisor. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

We’re thrilled to be back on campus for many of our courses, and to welcome students back to continue their Classics odyssey this year.

Questions about how a course will run? Whether you need to be ready to meet “live,” and when? Email the course instructor, the Department Chair (Dr. Peter Miller, pj.miller@uwinnipeg.ca) or the Department Assistant (Angela McGillivray, ad.mcgillivray@uwinnipeg.ca).

View some of our course offerings for Winter 2022 below. The full schedule of Fall, Fall/Winter, and Winter courses is available on WebAdvisor.

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Roman Law


Winter 2022 | On campus

TuTh, 2:30-3:45pm

The legal systems of Europe, Canada, and the United States are rooted in the laws of a small Italian city-state that rose to become an empire; what is Roman law and why does it hold such a formative place in contemporary law?

For more information, please contact Dr. Jason Brown, ja.brown@uwinnipeg.ca

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Ancient World Through Film


Winter 2022 | On campus

MWF, 10:30-11:20am

This course explores Greek and Roman epic, history, and drama through an examination of ancient sources in conjunction with film adaptations. Topics in the course range from how and why films differ from their sources, how literary and cinematic techniques converge, how the past is used to talk about the present, and lastly how modern theoretical approaches can make sense of myth and film.

For more information, please contact Dr. Victoria Austen at v.austen@uwinnipeg.ca

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Classical Mythology


Winter 2022 | On campus

MWF, 9:30-10:20am

This course is designed to acquaint the student with myths found in Greek and Latin literature. Origins, functions, and interpretations of myths are examined. We also study myths as story-plots. Selections in translation from Greek and Roman writers are used to illustrate myths about the origin of the universe; gods and heroes; sagas involving Thebes, Mycenae and Troy; and the national myths of Rome.

For more information, please contact Dr. Victoria Austen at v.austen@uwinnipeg.ca

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Disability in the Ancient Greek & Roman Worlds


Winter 2022 | On campus

MWF, 11:30am-12:20pm

How were individuals with physical disabilities and psychological conditions regarded in Greek and Roman antiquity, societies devoid of modern medical technology but full of gods? Did the experience of disability render one marginalized? Or, since these were populations vulnerable to disfiguring illnesses and the ravages of age, was disability a norm? Is it possible to recapture the experience of disability in Greek and Roman antiquity, and how? Have our own social impressions of disability been influenced by ancient values – or by our concepts of ancient values? These are some of the questions which we will consider.

For more information, please contact Dr. Pauline Ripat at p.ripat@uwinnipeg.ca

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Classics and Comics


Winter 2022 | On campus

TuTh, 11:30am-12:45pm

In this course, you’ll learn about the intersection of classics and comics, gaining a familiarity with the use of the classical world and classical mythology in popular comics. Additionally, you will learn some of the basic semiotics and systems involved in comics narratology, further using these devices to open greater understandings of ancient artefacts, including readings of literal and visual arts.

For more information, please contact Natalie Swain, n.swain@uwinnipeg.ca

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Eras: Punic Wars


Winter 2022 | On campus

TuTh, 10:00-11:15am

Although we look into various aspects of the Punic Wars, from Hannibal’s crossing of the Alps with elephants to the sack of Carthage, this course is about more than the wars! You’ll also learn about the mid-republican Roman family, economic history, demography, history writing (Polybius and Livy), exciting new archaeological discoveries, ancient Carthage, a bit of myth and epic (Vergil, Aeneas, and Dido), and more! 

For more information, please contact Dr. Conor Whately, c.whately@uwinnipeg.ca