The Catalog

Courses Offered

 

Greek

111, 112. Elementary Greek. (5h, 5h) Introduction to the language; provides a foundation for reading the ancient authors.

113. Intensive Elementary Greek. (5h) Accelerated introduction to the language; provides a foundation for reading the ancient authors.

153. Intermediate Greek. (3h) Review of grammar; readings in classical authors. P—Greek 112 or equivalent.

154. Intensive Intermediate Greek. (5h) Review of grammar in the context of reading classical authors. P—Greek 113 or equivalent.

211. Introduction to Attic Prose. (3h) Selections from the dialogues of Plato or other Attic prose.  P—Greek 153, 154 or equivalent. 

312. Greek Poetry.  (3h)  Selections from the Iliad and the Odyssey or from didactic and lyric poetry.  P—Greek 211 or equivalent. 

321. Greek Readings. (3h)  This course provides an introduction to the diverse corpus of poetry composed in all parts of the Greek world between the 7th and 5th centuries BCE, including but not limited to poets such as Archilochus, Solon, Sappho, Simonides, and Bacchylides. Students will become familiar with the major poets, genres, and performance contexts extant from this period and will gain familiarity with the dialects, styles, and themes native to different poets and genres. The goal of this course is for students to develop a broad understanding of the aesthetic and historical significance of this body of poetry as well as the major interpretative cruxes that have shaped modern scholarship on these sources.  P—POI.

325. Advanced Grammar and Composition. (3h) Intensive work in morphology and syntax, with practice in composition and stylistic analysis of selected readings. P—Greek 211-level or equivalent.

331. The Greek New Testament. (3h) Selections from the Greek New Testament. P—Greek 211-level or equivalent.

341. Greek Tragedy. (3h) Close study of a selected tragedy or tragedies.  P—Greek 211-level or equivalent.

342. Greek Comedy. (3h) Close study of a selected comedy or comedies of Aristophanes or Menander.  P—Greek 211-level or equivalent.

391, 392. Honors in Greek. (1.5h, 1.5h) Directed research for honors paper. P—POD.

 

Latin

111, 112. Elementary Latin. (3h, 3h) Introduction to the language; provides a foundation for reading in the ancient authors.

113. Intensive Elementary Latin. (5h) Introduction to the language; covers the material of Latin 111 and 112 in one semester. Not open to students who have had Latin 111 or 112.

120. Reading Medieval Latin. (1.5h, 3h) Introduction to post-classical Latin with readings in selected works from late antiquity and the Middle Ages. P—Latin 112 or equivalent.

153. Intermediate Latin. (5h) Review of grammar and selected introductory readings. P—Latin 112, 113 or equivalent. 

211. Introduction to Latin Poetry. (3h) Readings from selected poets mainly of the late Republic and early Empire, with an introduction to literary criticism. P—Latin 153 or equivalent.

212. Introduction to Latin Prose. (3h) Readings primarily from the works of Cicero, with attention to their artistry and historical context. P—Latin 153 or equivalent.

316. Roman Lyric Poetry. (3h) Interpretation and evaluation of lyric poetry through readings from the poems of Catullus and Horace. P—Latin 153 or equivalent.

318. Roman Epic Poetry. (3h) Readings in the epics of Virgil and Ovid, with attention to their position in the epic tradition. P—Latin 200-level or equivalent.

321. Roman Historians. (3h) Readings in the works of Sallust, Livy, or Tacitus, with attention to the historical background and the norms of ancient historiography. P—Latin 200-level or equivalent.

325. Roman Epistolography. (3h) Selected readings from the correspondence of Cicero and Pliny the Younger and the verse epistles of Horace and Ovid. P—Latin 200-level or equivalent.

326. Roman Comedy. (3h) Readings of selected comedies of Plautus and Terence, with a study of the traditions of comedy and dramatic techniques. P—Latin 200-level or equivalent.

331. Roman Elegy. (3h) Readings from the poems of Tibullus, Propertius, and Ovid, with study of the elegiac tradition. P—Latin 200-level or equivalent.

341. Roman Satire. (3h) Selected readings from Horace, Lucilius, Persius, or Juvenal, with attention to the origin and development of hexameter satire. P—Latin 200-level or equivalent.

343. Latin Readings: Lucretius. (3h)  Readings in Latin of the late-republican poem De Rerum Natura, with study of content, context, language, meter, and style.  P—POI.

350. Advanced Grammar and Composition. (3h) Intensive work in morphology and syntax, with practice in composition and stylistic analysis of selected readings. P—Latin 300-level or equivalent.

360. Seminar in Latin Poetry. (3h) Advanced study in selected authors and topics. A research paper is required. P—Latin 200-level or equivalent.

380. Seminar in Latin Prose. (3h) Advanced study in selected authors and topics. A research paper is required. P—Latin 200-level or equivalent.

391, 392. Honors in Latin. (1.5h, 1.5h) Directed research for the honors paper. P—POD.

 

Classics

151. Ethics in Greece and Rome. (1.5h) Reading and discussion of Aristotle’s Ethics and Cicero’s On Moral Duties, with attention to our own ethical dilemmas. A knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages is not required.

252. Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Antiquity. (3h)  Explores women’s roles in the ancient Mediterranean world and the intersections of gender, sexuality, and power in Greek and Roman society through the study of historical, archaeological, artistic, and literary sources, with a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches.  A knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages is not required. (CD) 

255. Classical Epic: Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid. (3h) Study of the three principal epic poems from ancient Greece and Rome. A knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages is not required. (D)

259. Virgil and His English Legacy. (3h) Study of Virgil’s Eclogues, Georgics, and selected passages of the Aeneid, and their reception by English literature, using translations and original works by writers of the 16th through the 18th centuries, including Spenser, Marlowe, Milton, Dryden, and Pope. Knowledge of Latin is not required. (D) 

261. Greek Myth. (3h) Consideration, principally through close study of selected literary works, of Greek myth from the Classical, Archaic, and Hellenistic periods, and in Roman literature; the course also considers Greek myth’s afterlife in the modern period.  A knowledge of the Greek language is not required. (D)

263. Greek Tragedy. (3h) Study of the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. A knowledge of the Greek language is not required. (D)

264. Greek and Roman Comedy. (3h) Representative works of Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, and Terence, with attention to the performance and and audiences of comedy and to the differences among and within comic genres.  A knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages is not required.  (D) 

272.  A Survey of Latin Literature (in English). (3h) Study of selections from Latin literature in English translation.  A knowledge of the Latin literature is not required.  (D) 

374. Special Topics. (1.5-3h) Special topics in Classical literature and culture. May be repeated for credit.

375. The Age of Pericles. (3h) Study of Greek culture in all its aspects during the fifth century. A knowledge of the Greek language is not required. (CD)

376. The Age of Augustus. (3h) Study of Roman culture in all its aspects during the early Empire. A knowledge of the Latin language is not required. (CD)

381. Seminar in Classical Studies. (3h) Offered by members of the faculty on topics of their choice. A knowledge of Greek and Latin languages is not required. May be repeated for credit.  P—Any CLA 200-level course or POI.

388. Individual Study. (1.5h or 3h) Course may be repeated for a total of 6 hours. P—POI.

391, 392. Honors in Classical Studies. (1.5h, 1.5h) Directed research for the honors paper. P—POD.