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Classics

Regular cycle

Fall semesters

1100 (Intro to Greek Civ) or 1200 (Intro to Roman Civ), alternating years

3XXX (from list below) or 1120 (Latin)

Winter semesters

1051 (Gods in Classical Myth) or 1052 (Heroes in Classical Myth), alternating years

2035 (Hist of Greece) or 2040 (Hist of Rome), alternating years

* cycle may be impacted by sabbatical leaves

 

Cyclical

3090 (Alexander)

3415 (Epic)

3700 (Ancient World in Film)

1120, 1121 (Latin I & II)

 

Other courses: occasional

 

List of courses that may be offered at Grenfell Campus

1051 - Gods in Classical Mythology

is an introduction to some of the major myths of ancient Greece and Rome, with particular attention to the gods. The myths will be studied with reference to their social and historical contexts, literary and artistic representations, and modern theories of interpretation.

CR: the former CLAS 1050

1052 - Heroes in Classical Mythology

is an introduction to some of the major myths of ancient Greece and Rome, with particular attention to the heroes. The myths will be studied with reference to their social and historical contexts, literary and artistic representations, and modern theories of interpretation.

CR: the former CLAS 1050

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.

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.

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.

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.

PR: CLAS 1130 is the prerequisite for CLAS 1131

2010 - Greek Art and Architecture

is an introduction, through illustrated lectures, to the study of the art and architecture of Ancient Greece.

2015 - Roman Art and Architecture

is an introduction, through illustrated lectures, to the study of the art and architecture of Ancient Rome.

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.

CR: History 2034

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

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

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

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.

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.

3090 - Alexander and the Macedonians

(same as History 3090) 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

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.

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