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Course Schedule for CLASSICS - Spring 2017
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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4328 CLAS-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairman are required for enrollment.
4875 CLAS-402-01 Senior Thesis 1.00 IND Reger,Gary TBA TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  A continuation of Classics 401 for students pursuing honors in the Classics major. Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the chair are required.
4329 CLAS-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
5223 CLCV-222-01 Ancient Mediterranean Cities 1.00 LEC Risser,Martha K. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  This course traces ancient urbanism from the development of Neolithic sedentism to the massive cities of the Hellenistic kingdoms and the Roman Empire. We will examine both primary and secondary texts, together with evidence from art and archaeology, to assemble a composite view of urban life and the environmental, topographical, political, cultural, and economic factors that shaped some of the most impressive cities ever built, many of which remain major metropolitan centers today.
5205 CLCV-228-01 Golden Ages and Utopian Dreams 1.00 LEC Safran,Meredith E. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: 10 seats are reserved for Classics majors.
  Once upon a time the world was wonderful—but that time is long past. Why did we lose it? Could we ever return to that wonderful world? This line of thinking characterizes discourses of “the golden age”, which run throughout Greek and Roman literature and into their modern interpretations. Related to a communal desire to recover past glory days is the ability to imagine a new and better society that has never, and may never, actually exist: the utopia. This course surveys how Greek and Roman authors imagined golden ages and utopias; how morality, gender, labor, and warfare shaped these cultural ideals; and how contemporary artistic descendants
5204 CLCV-232-01 Ancient Greece on Film and TV 1.00 LEC Tomasso,Vincent E. MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: 10 seats are reserved for Classics majors.
  What do films and television programs set in ancient Greece say about us and our identities now? This course explores the relationship modern artists have constructed with ancient Greece in the cinema and on the television screen. The main focus will be on how contemporary Americans view, depict, and change ancient experiences based on differing circumstances of time and place. Topics for discussion include the distinction between “myth” and “history”, the depiction of gender, the representation of the divine, considerations of the audience, and the mechanics of adaptation. Films may include Disney’s Hercules (1997), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Troy (2004), and 300 (2007). Television programs may include Xena: Warrior Princess (1995-2001) and Wishbone (1995-1999).
5224 CLCV-241-01 Classical Ideals 1.00 LEC Risser,Martha K. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  Representations of the human body in Greek and Roman art raise various issues including standards of beauty and their implications; social status; the athletic ideal; clothing and lack of clothing; character and emotions; gender and sexuality; and concepts of the "classical ideal" during and after antiquity. Through studies of classical sculpture, painting, and minor arts, this course will explore perceptions of the human body that persist in the Western tradition. Readings include studies in the history of art, critical approaches to conceptions of the human form, ancient medical texts, and classical poetry.
5203 CLCV-314-01 The Classics in Colonial India 1.00 SEM Ramgopal,Sailakshmi WF: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course traces the complex relationship between the study of classical antiquity and the British colonial presence in India. How did Indians employ the classical tradition to produce strategies of resistance and collaboration to overturn the British Raj and agitate for the creation of Bharat? The class will engage with a diverse range of texts like Sophocles’ Antigone, Nehru’s “India and Greece”, a play based on Aristophanes’ Wealth, whose replacement of a male with a female protagonist raises issues of gender and sexuality, and films like Gandhi (1982). By excavating the mostly uncharted history of classical reception in British India, the course not only considers the relationship between classics and colonialism, but performs the crucial function of decentering the occidental orientation of classical reception studies.
5206 CLCV-330-01 Vergil's Aeneid 1.00 SEM Safran,Meredith E. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: 10 seats are reserved for Classics majors.
  A cornerstone of historical-cultural identity in classical antiquity and modern Western successors to the Roman Empire, Vergil’s Aeneid recounts how the warrior Aeneas and survivors of the Trojan War endured the hardships of exile to reach their prophesied home in Italy, founding the dynasty of Augustus, the first emperor of Rome who ruled in Vergil’s time. Long read as a triumphalist celebration of imperial dominance, in recent decades the Aeneid has also been recognized as giving voice to the sorrow generated by Rome’s recent civil wars and the discarding of women and their concerns in establishing empire. This course explores why, for millennia, the artistic, cultural, and political power of the Aeneid have earned it praise and critique, both at Rome and beyond.
4078 CLCV-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND Risser,Martha K. TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
5119 GREK-101-01 Intro Class & Biblical Greek I 1.50 LEC Reger,Gary MWF: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  A course in the fundamentals of classical Greek, designed for those who begin the language in college.
5249 GREK-102-01 Intr Class & Biblical Greek II 1.50 LEC Reger,Gary TBA TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: a Grade of C- or better in Greek 101 or Permission of the instructor
  A continuation of Greek 101. The aim of the course is to enable students to read Greek as soon as possible.
5207 GREK-320-01 Lucian 1.00 SEM Tomasso,Vincent E. MW: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Greek 102 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
  In this course we'll be reading selections from the second-century A.D. Greek author Lucian's True Stories. Along the way, we'll consider his historical and cultural context as Greek literature written under the Roman Empire, as well as the relationship of True Stories to the genre of science fiction.
4131 LATN-102-01 Intermed Grammar Reading Latin 1.50 LEC Ramgopal,Sailakshmi MWF: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Latin 101 or appropriate score on the placement exam.
  This course begins with a brief review of material covered in LAT101, then proceeds to cover complex subordinate clauses involving the subjunctive, indirect statement, and varieties of participial constructions, in addition to further vocabulary acquisition. Students begin to read passages from ancient Latin literature, such as Julius Caesar’s Gallic Wars, Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura, the Res Gestae of Augustus Caesar, and Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
5208 LATN-320-01 Portraits of Augustus 1.00 SEM Safran,Meredith E. W: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: Latin 203 (formerly 221), or a 300-level Latin course, or permission of the instructor
  Gaius Octavius, better known by his honorific name Augustus, was a pivotal and controversial figure in Roman history, and much-depicted in Roman literature. This course will feature selections from Roman literature that offer insights into how Romans in Augustus’ time and beyond—including himself—sought to influence how people at Rome and throughout the empire regarded the career of the individual whose rise to power revolutionized Roman society and changed the course of history. Readings may include selections from Augustus’ Res Gestae, Tacitus’ Annales, Suetonius’ Vita Divi Augusti, Vergil’s Eclogues and Aeneid, Propertius’ Elegies, and Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Fasti.
5112 ROME-216-01 Ancient Roman Foodways 1.00 LEC Staff,Trinity TBA TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  This course offers a study of food and food-related cultural practices in ancient Italy, including communal religious meals, Etruscan funerary banquets, and Roman convivia. Through literature, art, and archaeological finds, we examine the production, preparation, marketing, and consumption of food and drink. Classroom meetings focus on food in literature; the cultural and environmental contexts of food; and evidence for regional, social, and chronological differences in how people ate in ancient Italy, and the economics of food production and distribution. Through weekly field trips to museums and archaeological sites, including the dining halls of the Domus Flavia, thermopolia of Ostia, and the wine and olive oil museums in Torgiano, we explore the public and private settings of food production, sale, and consumption.
5113 ROME-226-01 Greek Art in Rome 1.00 LEC Staff,Trinity TBA TBA GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Etruscans deposited Greek vases in tombs; Roman soldiers brought Greek art back to Rome as war booty; Greek artists worked for Roman emperors and aristocrats; and a tradition of producing replicas of esteemed Greek sculptures developed and thrived. Thus Greek art has been found in great quantities in Italy, and some of the most famous and important works of Greek art are today housed in the Roman museums and archaeological sites (e.g., Villa Guilia, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Palazzo Nuovo, Vatican museums, Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli) where many of our class sessions shall meet as we consider in context ancient art importation, collection, and imitation, and what we may learn about the role of Greek art in the aesthetics of the Etruscan and Roman elite.