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Title Instructor Quarter Day, Time, Location GER
CLASSICS 1G
Beginning Greek
No knowledge of Greek is assumed. Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language.
2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Remote
CLASSICS 1L
Beginning Latin
(Formerly CLASSLAT 1.) Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language. No previous knowledge of Latin is assumed.
2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:00am - 11:00am
Remote
Language
CLASSICS 2G
Beginning Greek
Continuation of CLASSICS 1G. Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language.
2020-2021 Winter
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
11:30am - 12:30pm
Remote
CLASSICS 2L
Beginning Latin
(Formerly CLASSLAT 2.) Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language. Prerequisite: CLASSICS 1L or equivalent placement.
2020-2021 Winter
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:00am - 11:00am
Remote
CLASSICS 3G
Beginning Greek
Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language. Prerequisite: CLASSICS 2G or equivalent placement. CLASSICS 3G fulfills University language...
2020-2021 Spring
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Remote
Language
CLASSICS 3L
Beginning Latin
Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language. Prerequisite: CLASSICS 2L or equivalent placement. CLASSICS 3L fulfills the University language...
2020-2021 Spring
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:00am - 11:00am
Remote
Language
CLASSICS 6G
Biblical Greek (JEWISHST 5, RELIGST 171A)
This is a one term intensive class in Biblical Greek. After quickly learning the basics of the language, we will then dive right into readings from...
2020-2021 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
2:30pm - 3:50pm
Remote
CLASSICS 6L
Latin 400-1700 CE (CLASSICS 208L, RELIGST 173X)
Readings in later Latin, drawing on the vast bodies of texts from the late antique, medieval and early modern periods. Each week students will...
2020-2021 Summer
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Remote
CLASSICS 9N
What Didn't Make It into the Bible (JEWISHST 4, RELIGST 4)
Over two billion people alive today consider the Bible to be sacred scripture. But how did the books that made it into the bible get there in the...
Penn, M., Amin, A., Persad, S., Butterfield, J.
2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Remote
WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 9N
What Didn't Make It into the Bible (JEWISHST 4, RELIGST 4)
Over two billion people alive today consider the Bible to be sacred scripture. But how did the books that made it into the bible get there in the...
Penn, M., Amin, A., Persad, S., Butterfield, J.
2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
2:30pm - 3:50pm
Remote
WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 9N
What Didn't Make It into the Bible (JEWISHST 4, RELIGST 4)
Over two billion people alive today consider the Bible to be sacred scripture. But how did the books that made it into the bible get there in the...
2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
4:30pm - 5:50pm
Remote
WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 11G
Intermediate Greek: Prose
Transition to reading Greek prose. Students will build upon knowledge of morphology and syntax acquired in beginning Greek to develop confidence and...
2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Remote
Language
CLASSICS 11L
Intermediate Latin: Introduction to Literature
Phonology, morphology, semantics, and syntax. Readings in prose and poetry. Analysis of literary language, including rhythm, meter, word order,...
2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
10:00am - 11:00am
Remote
Language
CLASSICS 12G
Intermediate Greek: Herodotus
Intensive reading of selections from the Histories, with review of morphology and syntax, aimed at developing familiarity with fundamentals of Greek...
2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday Friday
11:30am - 12:30pm
Remote
Language
CLASSICS 12L
Intermediate Latin: Cicero and Catullus
In this class, you will practice with and reinforce the advanced vocabulary, forms, and syntax of classical Latin you have previously acquired. While...
2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday Friday
10:00am - 11:00am
Remote
Language
CLASSICS 12N
Income and wealth inequality from the Stone Age to the present (HISTORY 12N)
Rising inequality is a defining feature of our time. How long has economic inequality existed, and when, how and why has the gap between haves and...
2020-2021 Summer
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 12:50pm
Remote
WAY-SI
CLASSICS 13G
Intermediate Greek: Homer
This course serves as an introduction to Homeric Greek and to Homer's Odyssey specifically. We will be reading selections from the Odyssey in the...
2020-2021 Spring
Monday Wednesday Friday
11:30am - 12:30pm
Remote
Language
CLASSICS 13L
Intermediate Latin: Vergil
Vocabulary, forms and syntax. Classics majors and minors may repeat for credit with advance approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
2020-2021 Spring
Monday Wednesday Friday
10:00am - 11:00am
Remote
Language
CLASSICS 14
Greek and Latin Roots of English
(Formerly CLASSGEN 9) Goal is to improve vocabulary, comprehension of written English, and standardized test scores through learning the Greek and...
2020-2021 Summer
Remote
CLASSICS 15N
Saints, Warriors, Queens, and Cows
The literature of medieval Ireland (600-1400 AD) is rich in tales about war and adventure, pagan gods, and otherworld voyages. The sagas of kings and...
2020-2021 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Remote
CLASSICS 16N
Sappho: Erotic Poetess of Lesbos (FEMGEN 24N)
Preference to freshmen. Sappho's surviving fragments in English; traditions referring to or fantasizing about her disputed life. How her poetry and...
2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Remote
GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-Gender, WAY-CE, WAY-ED
CLASSICS 17N
To Die For: Antigone and Political Dissent (TAPS 12N)
(Formerly CLASSGEN 6N.) Preference to freshmen. Tensions inherent in the democracy of ancient Athens; how the character of Antigone emerges in later...
2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
2:30pm - 3:50pm
Remote
GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-Gender, WAY-ED, WAY-ER
CLASSICS 18N
The Artist in Ancient Greek Society (ARTHIST 100N)
Given the importance of art to all aspects of their lives, the Greeks had reason to respect their artists. Yet potters, painters and even sculptors...
2020-2021 Spring
Monday Wednesday
10:00am - 11:20am
Remote
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 20N
Technologies of Civilization: Writing, Number and Money
The technological keys to the growth of civilization that enabled the creation of complex societies and enhanced human cognition. The role of...
2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
2:30pm - 3:50pm
Remote
GER:DB-Hum
CLASSICS 21Q
Eight Great Archaeological Sites in Europe (ARCHLGY 21Q)
Preference to sophomores. Focus is on excavation, features and finds, arguments over interpretation, and the place of each site in understanding the...
Shanks, M.
2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday Friday
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Remote
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, Writing 2
CLASSICS 21Q
Eight Great Archaeological Sites in Europe (ARCHLGY 21Q)
Preference to sophomores. Focus is on excavation, features and finds, arguments over interpretation, and the place of each site in understanding the...
2020-2021 Spring
Monday Wednesday Friday
11:30am - 12:30pm
Remote
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, Writing 2
CLASSICS 31
Greek Mythology
The heroic and divine in the literature, mythology, and culture of archaic Greece. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of individuals and society...
2020-2021 Spring
Monday Wednesday
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Remote
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 35
The Good Life: An Introduction to Ancient Greek Ethical Philosophy
The ancient Greeks longed for happiness, but life often led to suffering and anxiety. In ancient Greece, the traditional value system focused on...
2020-2021 Spring
Monday Wednesday
2:30pm - 3:50pm
Remote
GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-EthicReas, WAY-ER
CLASSICS 37
Great Books, Big Ideas from Ancient Greece and Rome (DLCL 11, HUMCORE 112)
This course will journey through ancient Greek and Roman literature from Homer to St. Augustine, in constant conversation with the other HumCore...
2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Remote
WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 40
Greek Philosophy (PHIL 100)
We shall cover the major developments in Greek philosophical thought, focusing on Plato, Aristotle, and the Hellenistic schools (the Epicureans, the...
Attwood, A., Sparling, R., Bobonich, C.
2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Remote
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 43N
The Archaeological Imagination (ARCHLGY 43N)
More than excavating ancient sites and managing collections of old things, Archaeology is a way of experiencing the world: imagining past lives...
2020-2021 Summer
Tuesday Thursday
12:30pm - 1:50pm
Remote
CLASSICS 45
Ancients and Moderns: Africa and South Asia in World Literature (HUMCORE 117)
How might we make sense of culturally significant texts and text equivalents? We'll compare different answers to abiding human questions, such as:...
2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Remote
CLASSICS 47
Ancient Knowledge, New Frontiers: How the Greek Legacy Became Islamic Science (COMPLIT 107A, HUMCORE 121)
What contributions did Arabic and Islamic civilization make to the history of science? This course will read key moments in Greek and Islamic science...
Key, A., Netz, R.
2020-2021 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
12:30pm - 1:50pm
Remote
WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 54
Introduction to World Architecture (ARTHIST 3)
This course offers an expansive and wide-ranging introduction to architecture and urban design from the earliest human constructions to the mid-20th...
2020-2021 Spring
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 56
Decolonizing the Western Canon: Introduction to Art and Architecture from Prehistory to Medieval (ARTHIST 1A)
Traditional Art History viewed the Renaissance as its pinnacle; it privileged linear perspective and lifelikeness and measured other traditions...
Pentcheva, B.
2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday Friday
11:30am - 12:20pm
Remote
GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED
CLASSICS 76
Global History: The Ancient World (HISTORY 1A)
World history from the origins of humanity to the Black Death. Focuses on the evolution of complex societies, wealth, violence, hierarchy, and large-...
Baker, L., Scheidel, W.
2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
2:30pm - 3:50pm
Remote
GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-ED, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 81
Ancient Empires: Near East (HISTORY 117)
Why do imperialists conquer people? Why do some people resist while others collaborate? This course tries to answer these questions by looking at...
Macksoud, J., Morris, I.
2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 12:30pm
Remote
WAY-SI
CLASSICS 82
The Egyptians (AFRICAAM 30, HISTORY 48, HISTORY 148)
This course traces the emergence and development of the distinctive cultural world of the ancient Egyptians over nearly 4,000 years. Through...
2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Remote
GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 83
The Greeks (HISTORY 101)
250 years ago, for almost the first time in history, a few societies rejected kings who claimed to know what the gods wanted and began moving toward...
Melzer, A., Ozturk, U., Morris, I.
2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 12:30pm
Remote
GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 84
The Romans (HISTORY 102A)
How did a tiny village create a huge empire and shape the world, and why did it fail? Roman history, imperialism, politics, social life, economic...
Ozturk, U., Scheidel, W.
2020-2021 Spring
Monday Wednesday Friday
11:30am - 12:30pm
Remote
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 93
Pots, People, and Press: Greek Archaeology in the Media (ARCHLGY 83)
Archaeological discovery has long captured the popular imagination, and the media undoubtedly plays a crucial role in this phenomenon. In the case of...
2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
10:00am - 11:00am
Remote
WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 96
The Secret Lives of Statues from Ancient Egypt to Confederate Monuments (ARCHLGY 96, ARTHIST 104A)
Statues, human-shaped sculptures, walk a fine line between being inert matter and living entities. Throughout human existence, humans have recognized...
2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
2:30pm - 3:50pm
Remote
WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 101G
Advanced Greek: Plato
Selections from Plato's Symposium. Review of Greek grammar and syntax with a view to transitioning students from Intermediate Greek to fluent reading...
2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
12:30pm - 1:50pm
Remote
Language
CLASSICS 101L
Advanced Latin: Livy
Livy's Books I through V recount Rome's greatest characters, myths, and legends from the city's foundation to the sack by the Gauls around 390BCE....
2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Remote
Language
CLASSICS 102G
Advanced Greek: Aeschylus
As the only extant tragedy from Greek antiquity that features characters who explicitly reflect on their black skin color, Aeschylus' Suppliant Women...
2020-2021 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
4:30pm - 5:50pm
Remote
Language
CLASSICS 102L
Advanced Latin: Early Latin (CLASSICS 209L)
Most of the literature that we read in Latin is from a relatively late period of the language's history. However, Latin-speaking people wrote...
Bork, H.
2020-2021 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
2:30pm - 3:50pm
Remote
Language, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 103L
Advanced Latin: Lucan's Pharsalia
In the year 60 CE, Marcus Annaeus Lucanus was a favorite of of the emperor Nero; five years later he was compelled to end his own life as a...
2020-2021 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Remote
Language, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 103G
Advanced Greek: Lyric Poetry
Invectives, love songs, drinking songs, elegies, and choral odes from 700-500 B.C.E. Readings include Sappho, Alcaeus, Archilochus, Mimnermus, Alcman...
2020-2021 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
12:30pm - 1:50pm
Remote
Language
CLASSICS 104A
Latin Syntax I (CLASSICS 204A)
Intensive review of Latin syntax. See CLASSICS 206A/B for supplemental courses. Students should take both syntax and semantics in the same quarters....
2020-2021 Spring
Monday Wednesday
10:00am - 11:20am
Remote
CLASSICS 104B
Latin Syntax II (CLASSICS 204B)
Intensive review of Latin syntax. See CLASSICS 206A/B for supplemental courses. Students should take both syntax and semantics in the same quarters....
2020-2021 Summer
Monday Wednesday
10:00am - 11:20am
Remote

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