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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.
Powell, S.
2021-2022 Autumn
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
11:00am - 12:00pm
CLASSICS 1L
Beginning Latin
Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language. No previous knowledge of Latin is assumed.
Ten-Hove, L.
2021-2022 Autumn
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:45am - 10:45am
CLASSICS 2G
Beginning Greek
Continuation of CLASSICS 1G. Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language.
Ten-Hove, L.
2021-2022 Winter
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1:30pm - 2:30pm
CLASSICS 2L
Beginning Latin
(Formerly CLASSLAT 2.) Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language. Prerequisite: CLASSICS 1L or equivalent placement.
Ten-Hove, L.
2021-2022 Winter
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:45am - 10:45am
CLASSICS 3G
Beginning Greek
Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language. Prerequisite: CLASSICS 2G or equivalent placement. CLASSICS 3G fulfills University language...
Lamar, A.
2021-2022 Spring
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
11:00am - 12:00pm
Language
CLASSICS 3L
Beginning Latin
Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language. Prerequisite: CLASSICS 2L or equivalent placement. CLASSICS 3L fulfills the University language...
Ten-Hove, L.
2021-2022 Spring
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:45am - 10:45am
Language
CLASSICS 9N
What Didn't Make 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...
2021-2022 Spring
WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 9R
Humanities Research Intensive (EALC 9R, ENGLISH 9R, HISTORY 9R)
Everyone knows that scientists do research, but how do you do research in the humanities? This five-day course, taught over spring break, will...
2021-2022 Spring
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...
Martin, R.
2021-2022 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Language
CLASSICS 11L
Intermediate Latin: Introduction to Literature
Phonology, morphology, semantics, and syntax. Readings in prose and poetry, including Nepos (Life of Hannibal), Cicero, Catullus, and more. Analysis...
Mallon, K.
2021-2022 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
9:45am - 10:45am
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...
Scheidel, W.
2021-2022 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
9:45am - 11:15am
WAY-SI
CLASSICS 12G
Intermediate Greek: Plato's Menexenus
This course aims to give students the tools to confidently read Plato's Greek. We will focus in particular on grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. Since...
Nightingale, A.
2021-2022 Winter
Wednesday Friday
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Language
CLASSICS 12L
Intermediate Latin: Imperial Women in Suetonius
This course introduces Suetonius' Lives of the Twelve Caesars to the intermediate Latin Student. Rather than focus on the emperors, however, this...
Previto, M.
2021-2022 Winter
Monday Wednesday Friday
9:45am - 10:45am
Language
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...
Powell, S.
2021-2022 Spring
Monday Wednesday Friday
11:00am - 12:00pm
Language
CLASSICS 13L
Intermediate Latin: Vergil
Vocabulary, forms and syntax. Students will read selections from the second half of the Aeneid and discuss their wider social context and receptions...
Walsh, V.
2021-2022 Spring
Monday Wednesday Friday
9:45am - 10:45am
Language
CLASSICS 13N
Race, Blackness, Antiquity
What was the definition of 'race' twenty-five hundred years ago? What did black skin color indicate in the centuries before the Trans-Atlantic slave...
Derbew, S.
2021-2022 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 3:00pm
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...
Gardner, N.
2021-2022 Summer
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...
Maxmin, J.
2021-2022 Spring
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 19N
Eloquence Personified: How To Speak Like Cicero
This course is an introduction to Roman rhetoric, Cicero's Rome, and the active practice of speaking well. Participants read a short rhetorical...
Krebs, C.
2021-2022 Winter
Monday Wednesday
9:45am - 11:15am
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-CE
CLASSICS 26N
The Roman Empire: Its Grandeur and Fall (HISTORY 11N)
Preference to freshmen. Explore themes on the Roman Empire and its decline from the 1st through the 5th centuries C.E.. What was the political and...
Saller, R.
2021-2022 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
9:45am - 11:15am
GER:IHUM-3, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 30N
Making fun of History: Insults, Mockery and Abuse Language in Antiquity
People have mocked one another for as long as there has been language with which to do it, but insults can be difficult to pin down: a word or phrase...
Bork, H.
2021-2022 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 3:00pm
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...
Gaither, P., Walsh, V., Martin, R.
2021-2022 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
11:00am - 12:00pm
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
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...
Melzer, A.
2021-2022 Summer
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
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...
Krebs, C.
2021-2022 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 1:00pm
WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 40
The History of Ancient 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...
Bobonich, C.
2021-2022 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
11:30am - 1:00pm
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 42
Philosophy and Literature (COMPLIT 181, ENGLISH 81, FRENCH 181, GERMAN 181, ILAC 181, ITALIAN 181, PHIL 81, SLAVIC 181)
What, if anything, does reading literature do for our lives? What can literature offer that other forms of writing cannot? Can fictions teach us...
Friesacher, A., Peacocke, A., Landy, J.
2021-2022 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
3:15pm - 4:45pm
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
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.
2021-2022 Winter
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 1:00pm
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.
2021-2022 Winter
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-...
Lewis, M.
2021-2022 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 1:00pm
GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, 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...
Duchesne, M., Scheidel, W.
2021-2022 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
12:15pm - 1:15pm
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...
Duchesne, M., Waller, A., Ober, J.
2021-2022 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
12:15pm - 1:15pm
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...
Previto, M., Scheidel, W.
2021-2022 Spring
Monday Wednesday
11:00am - 12:00pm
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 101G
Advanced Greek: Sophocles
Set at the end of the Trojan War, Sophocles' Ajax enacts the final hours of the second-greatest Greek hero. The play will act as a jumping-off point...
Ten-Hove, L.
2021-2022 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 1:00pm
Language
CLASSICS 101L
Advanced Latin: Communication is Key. Cicero's De oratore
Why should we care about (the art of) speaking well? How do we perfect it, and towards what ideal? These are the questions Marcus Tullius Cicero...
Krebs, C.
2021-2022 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
9:45am - 11:15am
Language
CLASSICS 102G
Advanced Greek: Demosthenes' Philippics
Demosthenes (384-322BC) was an ancient Athenian orator who is famous for giving speeches to warn Athenians about Philip II of Macedon's expansion and...
Brennan-McMahon, S.
2021-2022 Winter
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 1:00pm
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...
Pickel, D.
2021-2022 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Language, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 103G
Advanced Greek: Hymns
Greek hymns form a large and heterogenous corpus extending from the Homeric Hymns through Callimachus to early Imperial Orphic texts and beyond. We...
Ten-Hove, L.
2021-2022 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
11:30am - 1:00pm
Language
CLASSICS 103L
Advanced Latin: Informal, Vernacular, and Non-Elite Latin
Much of the Latin we read in Classical Studies is by a relatively small group of authors - Caesar, Cicero, Vergil, Livy - and thus is mostly formal...
Bork, H.
2021-2022 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Language, WAY-A-II
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....
Devine, A.
2021-2022 Winter
Monday Wednesday
9:45am - 11:45am
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....
Devine, A.
2021-2022 Spring
Monday Wednesday
9:45am - 11:45am
CLASSICS 105A
Greek Syntax: Prose Composition (CLASSICS 205A)
The goal of this course is to provide a thorough review of Greek syntax, reinforced by reading selected short passages of Attic Greek in some detail...
Martin, R.
2021-2022 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 3:00pm
CLASSICS 112
Introduction to Greek Tragedy: Gods, Heroes, Fate, and Justice (TAPS 167)
Gods and heroes, fate and free choice, gender conflict, the justice or injustice of the universe: these are just some of the fundamental human issues...
Li, G., McCall, M.
2021-2022 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
11:30am - 1:00pm
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 115
Virtual Italy (ARCHLGY 117, ENGLISH 115, HISTORY 238C, ITALIAN 115)
Classical Italy attracted thousands of travelers throughout the 1700s. Referring to their journey as the "Grand Tour," travelers pursued intellectual...
Ceserani, G., Brennan-McMahon, S.
2021-2022 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
9:45am - 11:15am
WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 116
Human Rights in Comparative and Historical Perspective (ETHICSOC 106, HUMRTS 106)
This course examines core human rights issues and concepts from a comparative and historical perspective. In the beginning part of the course we will...
2021-2022 Winter
WAY-ER, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 119
Abject Subjects and Divine Anamorphosis in Byzantine Art (ARTHIST 208A, ARTHIST 408A, CLASSICS 319)
Entering the space of the church immediately interpellated the medieval subject, transforming him/her into an abject self, marred by sin. This...
2021-2022 Spring
CLASSICS 128
Europe Before the Romans: Early Complex Societies (ARCHLGY 128)
This course will provide a broad introduction to theories of change in early complex societies and polities. Over the course of the quarter, we will...
2021-2022 Winter
WAY-SI
CLASSICS 129
Human Rights in an Age of Great Power Rivalry, War, and Political Transformation (GLOBAL 125, GLOBAL 225, HUMRTS 120)
As is well known, great and emerging power rivalries largely shaped the course of the 20th century through WWI, WWII, and the Cold War. In the...
Cohen, D.
2021-2022 Winter
Wednesday
1:30pm - 4:30pm
CLASSICS 132
Whose Classics? Race and Classical Antiquity in the U.S.
Perceived as the privileged inheritance of white European (and later, American) culture, Classics has long been entangled with whiteness. We will...
Nguyen, K.
2021-2022 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
3:15pm - 4:45pm
CLASSICS 133
Socrates and Social Justice (CLASSICS 233)
In this class, we examine whether Socrates is a model for social justice. Socrates presents a complicated figure regarding issues of political action...
Tennant, J.
2021-2022 Spring
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 1:00pm
CLASSICS 136
The Greek Invention of Mathematics
How was mathematics invented? A survey of the main creative ideas of ancient Greek mathematics. Among the issues explored are the axiomatic system of...
Netz, R.
2021-2022 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 3:00pm
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II

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