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Course Schedule for CLASSICS - Spring 2018
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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4313 CLAS-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND 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.
4652 CLAS-402-01 Senior Thesis 1.00 IND 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.
4314 CLAS-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 IND TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
5183 CLCV-224-01 Sex&Sxlties Ancnt Gre&Rm 1.00 LEC Ramgopal, Sailakshmi TBA TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Do current Western attitudes toward sex and sexuality have a history? How and why did ancient Greek society glorify and institutionalize homosexuality and consider it superior to heterosexuality? What were the origins and evolution of Greek and Roman sexual attitudes and practices, and in what ways did Roman sexuality differ from Greek? This course will examine ancient Greek and Roman sexual values and practices in order to illuminate contemporary attitudes toward sex and the body. Readings will include selections from Homer, Sappho, Plato, Juvenal, Martial, Petronius, Catullus, and other ancient writers, as well as modern critical analyses. This course is intended for and open to all students. There is no prerequisite for enrollment.
4665 CLCV-244-01 Ancient Roman Comedy 1.00 SEM Safran, Meredith TBA TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Comedies by the playwrights Plautus and Terence not only represent the literature of the Middle Republican period of Rome (264-133 BCE); these slapstick depictions of family life also communicate the concerns of ordinary people during Rome's imperial expansion following the Second Punic War, filtered through a genre of popular entertainment staged at public festivals. In addition to studying these plays as literature and as sources for social history, we will treat these texts as scripts meant to be performed, using performance as a technique for exploring what Romans thought was funny-and whether we ourselves can still laugh at plays written over 2000 years ago, for an audience far different from us.
5112 CLCV-245-01 Songs of War from Greece 1.00 LEC Tomasso, Vincent TBA TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  NOTE: 12 seats reserved for first-year students, 8 for sophomores
  War was a constant for every member of ancient Greek society, whether they were fighting in it, reveling in conquest, or lamenting the aftermath. For this reason, war also appears prominently in the ancient Greek imaginary. In this course we will investigate diverse ancient Greek viewpoints on war, which may include the perspective of heroic society in Homer’s epic poem the Iliad, of enslaved women in Euripides’ tragedy Trojan Women, of anti-heroic lyric poets like Archilochus and Sappho, and of the comic playwright Aristophanes in his Lysistrata. We will also consider how modern artists have re-appropriated ancient Greek visions of war, as in Bryan Doerries’s Theater of War and Sophocles’s tragedy Antigone performed by Syrian refugees.
5106 CLCV-246-01 Religion in the Roman World 1.00 LEC Ramgopal, Sailakshmi TBA TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: 8 seats reserved for first year students, 6 for sophomores
  This course examines the practice of Roman religion at Rome and in the provinces from the Archaic Period through the emergence of Christianity in the Empire. Where did the Roman pantheon emerge from? What kinds of buildings did the Romans use to practice cult? And what did it mean to worship the living empire? Through literary sources and material culture, we will develop a framework for understanding the tenets, beliefs, and places of worship when it came to religious practice in the Roman world.
5104 CLCV-247-01 Greek and Roman Marriage 1.00 LEC Safran, Meredith TBA TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: 10 seats reserved for first year students, 5 for sophomores
  How did ancient Greek and Roman societies understand “marriage,” a concept so familiar to us in contemporary American society? In recent years we have witnessed how its very definition, the kind of obligations and rights it entails, and how it defines gender roles are bound up in a web of familial, religious, and political interests that can change, despite insistence on “tradition.” In this course, we will read a survey of Greek and Roman texts that engage with the concept of marriage over a millennium, including Homer’s Odyssey, Athenian tragedies and legal oratory, Roman comedies, the account of Roman history by Livy, and the Roman poet Ovid’s epic Metamorphoses.
4078 CLCV-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND Risser, Martha 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.
4837 GREK-101-01 Intro Class & Biblical Greek I 1.50 LEC Tomasso, Vincent 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.
5111 GREK-321-01 Euripides 1.00 LEC Caldwell, Lauren TBA TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Greek 102 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
  Euripides was the youngest of the Athenian tragedians; we have preserved more of his plays than of any other dramatist. Questions of gender, war, politics, and human relations with the gods all figure powerfully in his dramas. We will read one or more of his works in Greek. In addition to translation, students may work on textual criticism, staging of drama, and/or the writing of a research paper.
4126 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 equivalent score on the Latin placement exam as determined by the Classics Department; or permission of the instructor
  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.
5110 LATN-326-01 Roman Holidays in Latin Texts 1.00 SEM Safran, Meredith TBA TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Latin 203; or equivalent score on the Latin placement exam as determined by the Classics Department; or permission of the instructor
  Holidays are more than opportunities for a release from day-to-day responsibilities; they commemorate past events of communal importance as features of a recurring cycle of time, the calendar. The Roman program of holidays, the fasti, was both inscribed in monumental form and used as the basis of one of the Augustan poet Ovid's longest and most intricate poetic works, also titled Fasti. In this course students will explore the Roman cycle of holidays and their national-cultural significance through literary and epigraphic Latin texts.