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Titlesort ascending Instructor Quarter Day, Time, Location GER
CLASSICS 302
Workshop on Teaching in Classics
Introduction to pedagogical theories and techniques relevant to careers as Classics instructors. Classics faculty and advanced graduate students...
CLASSICS 331
Words and Things in the History of Classical Scholarship (HISTORY 303F)
How have scholars used ancient texts and objects since the revival of the classical tradition? How did antiquarians study and depict objects and...
Ceserani, G.
2015-2016 Autumn
Tuesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
110-112
CLASSICS 146
Winged Bulls and Sun Disks: Religion and Politics in the Persian Empire (CLASSICS 246, RELIGST 229, RELIGST 329)
Stretching from India to Ethiopia, the Persian Empire¿the largest empire before Rome¿has been represented as the exemplar of oriental despotism and...
GER:DB-Hum
CLASSICS 246
Winged Bulls and Sun Disks: Religion and Politics in the Persian Empire (CLASSICS 146, RELIGST 229, RELIGST 329)
Stretching from India to Ethiopia, the Persian Empire¿the largest empire before Rome¿has been represented as the exemplar of oriental despotism and...
CLASSICS 24N
What is a Map?
Exploration of the nature of maps via an overview of premodern mapping practices, combining theory and history of maps. Hands-on research involving...
2015-2016 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
9:00am - 10:20am
110-114
WAY-A-II
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...
2015-2016 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
4:30pm - 5:50pm
Memaud125
GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-Gender, WAY-ED, WAY-ER
CLASSICS 206A
The Semantics of Grammar
(Formerly CLASSGEN 205A.) Supplements CLASSICS 104A/204A. 206A: Tense, Aspect, Argument Structure, Location. 206B: Quantification, Plurality,...
Devine, A.
2015-2016 Autumn
Friday
10:30am - 12:20pm
110-101
CLASSICS 206B
The Semantics of Grammar
(Formerly CLASSGEN 205B.) Supplements CLASSICS 104B/204B. 206A: Tense, Aspect, Argument Structure, Location. 206B: Quantification, Plurality,...
Devine, A.
2015-2016 Winter
Friday
10:30am - 12:20pm
80-113
CLASSICS 337
The Second Sophistic
The class will introduce students to the most important aspects of the Second Sophistic: linguistic and literary classicism, rhetoric and performance...
CLASSICS 84
The Romans (HISTORY 102A)
(Formerly CLASSHIS 60.) How did a tiny village create a huge empire and shape the world, and why did it fail? Roman history, imperialism, politics,...
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 26N
The Roman Empire: Its Grandeur and Fall (HISTORY 11N)
(Formerly CLASSHIS 24N.) Preference to freshmen. Explore themes on the Roman Empire and its decline from the 1st through the 5th centuries C.E.....
2015-2016 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
110-112
GER:IHUM-3, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 207L
The Pastoral in Post-Classical Literature 
For modern readers, the words ¿pastoral¿ and ¿bucolic¿ evoke picturesque scenes of pastureland and flocks of sheep ¿ an Arcadian paradise first...
Parker, G., Arthur - Montagne, J.
2015-2016 Winter
Friday
9:30am - 10:20am
100-101K
CLASSICS 320
The Odes and Epodes of Horace
Critical analysis of poetic texts, strengthening and updating the understanding of Latin language and style, and discussion of some of the most...
CLASSICS 83
The Greeks (HISTORY 101)
(Formerly CLASSHIS 101.) 250 years ago, for almost the first time in history, a few societies rejected kings who claimed to know what the gods...
2015-2016 Winter
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 12:20pm
530-127
GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 136
The Greek Invention of Mathematics (MATH 163)
(Formerly CLASSGEN 103.) How was mathematics invented? A survey of the main creative ideas of ancient Greek mathematics. Among the issues explored...
GER:DB-Hum
CLASSICS 82
The Egyptians (AFRICAAM 30, HISTORY 48, HISTORY 148)
Overview of ancient Egyptian pasts, from predynastic times to Greco-Roman rule, roughly 3000 BCE to 30 BCE. Attention to archaeological sites and...
2015-2016 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
9:30am - 10:20am
200-034
GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 166
The Body in Roman Art (ARCHLGY 166)
(Formerly CLASSART 105.) Ancient and modern ideas about the body as ideal and site of lived experience. Themes include representation, portrayal,...
2015-2016 Spring
Monday Wednesday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
160-120
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
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...
2015-2016 Spring
Monday Wednesday
9:30am - 11:00am
McMurtry Building rm 370
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 157
The Archaeology of Cyprus (CLASSICS 257)
This seminar course introduces students to the island of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean and its archaeology, from the origins of human...
Kearns, C.
2015-2016 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
110-112
CLASSICS 257
The Archaeology of Cyprus (CLASSICS 157)
This seminar course introduces students to the island of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean and its archaeology, from the origins of human...
Kearns, C.
2015-2016 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
110-112
CLASSICS 358
The Archaeology of Ancient Mediterranean Environments
This seminar examines the interplay between classical archaeologists¿ conceptions and analyses of ancient Mediterranean environments. These themes...
Kearns, C.
2015-2016 Autumn
Thursday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
110-112
CLASSICS 151
Ten Things: An Archaeology of Design (ARCHLGY 151)
(Formerly CLASSART 113/213.) Connections among science, technology, society and culture by examining the design of a prehistoric hand axe, Egyptian...
2015-2016 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
8:30am - 9:20am
200-002
GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 201L
Survey of Latin Literature: Literature of the Roman Republic
(Formerly CLASSGEN 207A.) One-year sequence focusing on the origins, development, and interaction of Latin literature, history, and philosophy....
CLASSICS 203L
Survey of Latin Literature: Imperial Latin
(Formerly CLASSGEN 207C.) One-year sequence focusing on the origins, development, and interaction of Latin literature, history, and philosophy....
CLASSICS 202L
Survey of Latin Literature: Augustan Age Latin
(Formerly CLASSGEN 207B.) Required two-year sequence focusing on the origins, development, and interaction of Greek and Latin literature, history,...
CLASSICS 203G
Survey of Greek Literature: Hellenistic and Late Greek
(Formerly CLASSGEN 208C.) Required two-year sequence focusing on the origins, development, and interaction of Greek and Latin literature, history,...
2015-2016 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
9:30am - 11:20am
110-112
CLASSICS 202G
Survey of Greek Literature: Classical Greek
(Formerly CLASSGEN 208B.) Required two-year sequence focusing on the origins, development, and interaction of Greek and Latin literature, history,...
Nightingale, A.
2015-2016 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
11:30am - 1:20pm
110-112
CLASSICS 201G
Survey of Greek Literature: Archaic Greek
(Formerly CLASSGEN 208A.) Required two-year sequence focusing on the origins, development, and interaction of Greek and Latin literature, history,...
Martin, R.
2015-2016 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
9:30am - 11:20am
Green Library 351
AFRICAAM 115
South African Encounters (AFRICAST 115)
This course is a prerequisite for all those accepted to or on the wait list for the following quarter's BOSP Cape Town term abroad. It will explore...
2015-2016 Autumn
Monday
6:00pm - 7:20pm
50-52H
AFRICAAM 115
South African Encounters (AFRICAST 115)
This course is a prerequisite for all those accepted to or on the wait list for the following quarter's BOSP Cape Town term abroad. It will explore...
2015-2016 Winter
Monday
6:30pm - 7:50pm
160-322
AFRICAAM 115
South African Encounters (AFRICAST 115)
This course is a prerequisite for all those accepted to or on the wait list for the following quarter's BOSP Cape Town term abroad. It will explore...
2015-2016 Spring
Monday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
300-303
CLASSICS 330
Satire
The concept of "satire" as a social and literary force will be examined with equal attention given to examples in Greek and Latin. Texts to be...
Martin, R.
2015-2016 Winter
Thursday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
Green Library 351
CLASSICS 154
Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Maritime Archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean (ARCHLGY 145)
(Formerly CLASSART 145.) Why do we care about shipwrecks? What can sunken sites and abandoned ports tell us about our past? Focusing primarily on...
Kreindler, K., Leidwanger, J.
2015-2016 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
12:00pm - 1:20pm
Littlefield 107
GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 164
Roman Gladiators (ARCHLGY 165)
In modern America, gladiators are powerful representatives of ancient Rome (Spartacus, Gladiator). In the Roman world, gladiators were mostly slaves...
2015-2016 Spring
Friday
9:30am - 10:20am
60-118
WAY-SI
CLASSICS 164
Roman Gladiators (ARCHLGY 165)
In modern America, gladiators are powerful representatives of ancient Rome (Spartacus, Gladiator). In the Roman world, gladiators were mostly slaves...
2015-2016 Spring
Monday Wednesday
9:30am - 10:20am
McMurtry Building rm 360
WAY-SI
CLASSICS 373
Reception and Literacy in Roman Art (ARTHIST 422)
(Formerly CLASSART 322.) Beyond a focus on artists and patrons: how Roman art was seen and understood by its contemporary viewers. Themes include...
CLASSICS 213
Proseminar: Documentary Papyrology
The focus will be on documentary papyrology. Students will be introduced to the basics of the discipline.
CLASSICS 214
Proseminar: Ancient Numismatics
Graduate proseminar. Introductory overview of the heterogeneous coinages of antiquity, from the earliest coins of the Mediterranean to classical and...
2015-2016 Spring
Friday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
CLASSICS 147
Priests, Prophets, and Kings: Religion and Society in Late Antique Iran (CLASSICS 247, RELIGST 209, RELIGST 309)
This course is designed as a broad introduction to the religious and social history of the Sasanian Empire, encompassing the period from 224-651 CE...
Vevaina, Y.
2015-2016 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
3:30pm - 5:20pm
60-119
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 247
Priests, Prophets, and Kings: Religion and Society in Late Antique Iran (CLASSICS 147, RELIGST 209, RELIGST 309)
This course is designed as a broad introduction to the religious and social history of the Sasanian Empire, encompassing the period from 224-651 CE...
Vevaina, Y.
2015-2016 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
3:30pm - 5:20pm
60-119
CLASSICS 336
Plato on Eros and Beauty (PHIL 306C)
We read Plato's Symposium and Phaedrus; topics: love, beauty, language (oral and written). Graduate seminar, but open to seniors.
CLASSICS 42
Philosophy and Literature (COMPLIT 181, ENGLISH 81, FRENCH 181, GERMAN 181, ITALIAN 181, PHIL 81, SLAVIC 181)
Required gateway course for Philosophical and Literary Thought; crosslisted in departments sponsoring the Philosophy and Literature track. Majors...
Dannenberg, J., Landy, J.
2015-2016 Winter
Monday Wednesday
2:30pm - 4:20pm
200-002
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 327
Petronius and Apuleius
Petronius' Satyricon and Apuleius' Metamorphoses represent the surviving Latin novel. Differences between them. Readings include Petronius' dinner at...
Parker, G.
2015-2016 Autumn
Monday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
Green Library 351
CLASSICS 215
Paleography of Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts (DLCL 209, HISTORY 309G, RELIGST 204)
Introductory course in the history of writing and of the book, from the late antique period until the advent of printing. Opportunity to learn to...
CLASSICS 88
Origins of History in Greece and Rome (HISTORY 114)
(Formerly CLASSHIS 117.) The beginnings and development of historical writing in the ancient world. Emphasis on major classical historians and...
2015-2016 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
360-361A
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 16SC
Memorials, Museums and Memory
The last time you walked past a public monument, did you stop to read the plaque (if there was one) or otherwise contemplate its meaning and...
2015-2016 Summer
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:30am - 12:20pm
CLASSICS 356
Mediterranean Regionalism (ARCHLGY 356)
The ancient world enjoys scholarly traditions of both grand pan-Mediterranean narratives and focused studies of the individual landscapes and peoples...
2015-2016 Spring
Thursday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
Encina West 106
CLASSICS 367
Mediterranean Networks (ARCHLGY 367)
The the ancient Mediterranean was highly interconnected is common knowledge, and the idea of integration has become a defining factory in current...
CLASSICS 150
Majors Seminar
(Formerly CLASSGEN 176.) Required of Classics majors and minors in junior or senior year; students contemplating honors should take this course in...
2015-2016 Winter
Friday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
300-303
GER:DB-Hum
CLASSICS 150
Majors Seminar
(Formerly CLASSGEN 176.) Required of Classics majors and minors in junior or senior year; students contemplating honors should take this course in...
2015-2016 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
12:00pm - 1:20pm
110-112
GER:DB-Hum

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