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Classics


The Classics Department has organized its courses into two areas of specialization. This division is provided as a guideline to the Areas of Study available for concentration: Classical Civilization and Classical Languages.


Classical Civilization

Students whose primary interest is the study of ancient Greek and Roman society and culture may complete any of a wide range of courses which do not require a knowledge of the Latin and Greek languages. These have been organized into different categories to aid the student in selecting relevant courses.

Social Background

  • CLAS-1011(3) Greek Society
  • CLAS-1012(3) Roman Society
  • CLAS-1015(3) Everyday Life in the Greek and Roman World
  • CLAS-2010(3)/HIST-2090(3) Topics in Classical Studies
  • CLAS-2050(3) Education in the Ancient World
  • CLAS-2061(3)/KIN-2061(3) Sport in the Ancient Greek World
  • CLAS-2062(3)/KIN-2062(3) Sport in the Ancient Roman World
  • CLAS-2071(3) Women in the Family in Greece and Rome
  • CLAS-2702(3)/REL-2237(3) Religion in Greece and Rome
  • CLAS-2703(3) Magic and Divination in the Greek and Roman World
  • CLAS-2704(3)/REL-2121(3) Origins of Rabbinic Judaism
  • CLAS-2920(3)/ANTH-2229(3) Food, Diet and Dining in Antiquity
  • CLAS-2950(3)/HIST-2099(3) The Roman Army
  • CLAS-3060(3)/KIN-3060(3)/ANTH-3262(3) Health in Antiquity
  • CLAS-3320(3)/ANTH-3261(3) Death in Antiquity
  • CLAS-3820(3)/CLAS-4820(3) Spectacle and Ritual
  • CLAS-3870(3)/CLAS 4870(3) Sexuality, Sex, and Gender in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Historical Background

  • CLAS-2000(3) The Heroic Age of Greece
  • CLAS-2010(3)/HIST-2090(3) Topics in Classical Studies
  • CLAS-2301(3)/HIST-2080(3) The History of Archaic Greece
  • CLAS-2302(3)/HIST-2089(3) The History of Classical Greece
  • CLAS-2303(3)/HIST-2081(3) The History of the Roman Republic
  • CLAS-2304(3)/HIST-2097(3) The History of the Roman Empire
  • CLAS-2305(3)/HIST-2216(3) Europe in the Early Middle Ages (c. 300-c. 1000)
  • CLAS-3006(3)/HIST-3006(3) Topics in Ancient History
  • CLAS-3310(3)/HIST-3140(3) Alexander the Great
  • CLAS-3830(3)/4830(3)/HIST-3011(3) Kingdoms and City-States
  • CLAS-3840(3)/4840(3)/HIST-3010(3) Provinces and Subjects
  • CLAS-3850(3)/4850(3)/HIST3009(3) Eras

Material Culture

  • CLAS-2000(3) The Heroic Age of Greece
  • CLAS-2002(3) Greek Art and Architecture
  • CLAS-2003(3) Roman Art and Architecture
  • CLAS-2004(3) Rise of the Old World Civilization
  • CLAS/THFM-2405(3) Staging Greek and Roman Drama
  • CLAS-2910(3) Introductory Classical Archaeology: Principles and Practices
  • CLAS-3260(3) Advanced Classical Archaeology: Issues and Controversies
  • CLAS-3910(3)/4910(3) Ancient Environment and Ecology

Literature

  • CLAS/THFM-2405(3) Staging Greek and Roman Drama
  • CLAS-2701(3) Classical Mythology
  • CLAS-2750(3)/ENGL-2750(3) Laughter, Love, and Death: Introduction to Classical Literature I
  • CLAS-2751(3)/ENGL-2751(3) War, History and Memory: Introduction to Classical Literature II
  • CLAS-3010(3) Directed Readings
  • CLAS/ENGL-3754(3) Ancient Epic in Translation
  • CLAS/ENGL-3755(3) Ancient Drama in Translation
  • CLAS/ENGL-3756(3) Topics in Ancient Literature

Intellectual History and Reception

  • CLAS-2050(3) Education in the Ancient World
  • CLAS-2500(3) Ancient World through Film
  • CLAS-2701(3) Classical Mythology
  • CLAS-2702(3)/REL-2237(3) Religion in Greece and Rome
  • CLAS-2800(3)/LING-2208(3) Greek and Latin in Today's English
  • CLAS-2850(3)/KIN-2850(3) The Classical Roots of Medical Terminology
  • CLAS-3090(3)/HIST-3903(3) Classical and Medieval Science
  • CLAS/ENGL-3754(3) Ancient Epic in Translation
  • CLAS/ENGL-3755(3) Ancient Drama in Translation
  • CLAS/ENGL-3756(3) Topics in Ancient Literature
    CLAS-3870(3)/4870(3) Sexuality, Sex, and Gender in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Classical Languages (Latin and Greek)

A reasonable number of courses of Latin and Greek is made available to students each year. The introductory courses allow students to begin their study of the Classical Languages with no prerequisites and thus gain access to Latin and Greek literature in the original during the course of their degree. In the introductory courses (CLAS-1100(3), CLAS-1101(3), CLAS-1200(3), and CLAS-1201(3)), students are provided with the linguistic skills necessary to enable them to read Greek and Latin fluently. In the intermediate and senior language courses emphasis is placed on training students to read with comprehension as quickly as possible, and in the process of reading the ancient authors students are acquainted with the vital aspects of Greek and Roman society and culture. A wide range of offerings is available in both Latin and Greek. These courses provide students with the sound linguistic background essential for graduate work.

Latin

  • CLAS-1100(3) Introductory Latin I
  • CLAS-1101(3) Introductory Latin II
  • CLAS-2100(6) Intermediate Latin Texts
  • CLAS-3101(3)/4101(3) Drama of the Republic
  • CLAS-3102(3)/4102(3) Poetry of the Republic
  • CLAS-3111(3)/4111(3) Prose Literature of the Republic
  • CLAS-3112(3)/4112(3) Prose Literature of the Augustan Age
  • CLAS-3122(3)/4122(3) Lyric Poetry of the Augustan Age
  • CLAS-3123(3)/4123(3) Epic Poetry of the Augustan Age
  • CLAS-3131(3)/4131(3) Poetry of the Empire
  • CLAS-3141(3)/4141(3) Prose Literature of the Empire
  • CLAS-3256(3)/4256(3) Tutorial in Ancient Language and Literature

Greek

  • CLAS-1200(3) Introductory Greek I
  • CLAS-1201(3) Introductory Greek II
  • CLAS-2200(6) Intermediate Greek Texts
  • CLAS-3212(3)/4212(3) Archaic Greek Lyric
  • CLAS-3213(3)/4213(3) Archaic Greek Epic
  • CLAS-3221(3)/4221(3) Ancient Greek Tragedy
  • CLAS-3222(3)/4222(3) Ancient Greek Comedy
  • CLAS-3231(3)/4231(3) Ancient Greek History
  • CLAS-3232(3)/4232(3) Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • CLAS-3241(3)/4241(3) Ancient Greek Oratory
  • CLAS-3251(3)/4251(3) Hellenistic and Imperial Prose
  • CLAS-3252(3)/4252(3) Hellenistic Poetry
  • CLAS-3256(3)/4256(3) Tutorial in Ancient Language and Literature