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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 TBA 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
5118 CLCV-229-01 Journeys and Identities 1.00 SEM Safran,Meredith E. TBA TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Who are we? Where are we going? Where have we come from? These questions have been central to literature in all cultures and all time periods. Epic tales of travel and adventure are a rich field in which to explore what it means to be human, to be an individual and a member of a community. Heroes leave home and find it again, or make it anew, and in the process they find and remake themselves. They encounter monsters and temptresses, utopias and dystopias, all of which test and refute and reshape their notions of what is natural and conventional. We will explore these and other issues through in-depth readings of five works from five vastly different cultures and eras: the Near Eastern epic of Gilgamesh, the early Greek epic of the Odyssey, by Homer; the Roman comic tale of a man turned into an ass in The Golden Ass of Apuleius; the medieval romance of Ywain: The Knight of the Lion, by Chretien de Troyes; and the early modern story of Candide, by Voltaire.
4893 CLCV-233-01 Survey of Greek Literature 1.00 LEC Tomasso,Vincent E. TBA TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: 10 seats reserved for first-year students
  Ancient literature written in Greek starts with Homer and goes to the end of antiquity. This course surveys, in translation, some of the most important works of literature produced in both poetry and prose.
4903 CLCV-244-01 Ancient Roman Comedy 1.00 SEM Safran,Meredith E. 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.
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 Ramgopal,Sailakshmi TBA TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  A course in the fundamentals of classical Greek, designed for those who begin the language in college.
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.
5120 LATN-352-01 Ancient Novel 1.00 LEC Safran,Meredith E. TBA TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  A study of Petronius’ Satyricon and Apuleius’ Metamorphoses ("The Golden Ass") as the two surviving examples of Latin prose fiction: the one, a ribald social satire written by a member of Nero’s court; the other, an extravagant fantasy by a Roman African of the second century A.D.
5112 ROME-216-01 Ancient Roman Foodways 1.00 LEC Risser,Martha K. 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 Risser,Martha K. 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.