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Title Instructor Quarter Day, Time, Location GER
CLASSICS 110
Gods and Humans in Greek Philosophical Thought (CLASSICS 310)
We will examine several key aspects of Greek religion: the Greek conception of the gods; how humans got messages from the gods through oracles,...
Nightingale, A.
2019-2020 Spring
Wednesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
110-112
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...
Kim, H., McCall, M.
2019-2020 Winter
Monday Wednesday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
200-303
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 115
Virtual Italy: Methods for Historical Data Science (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., Gardner, N.
2019-2020 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
12:00pm - 1:20pm
School of Education 210
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...
2019-2020 Winter
Thursday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
WAY-ER, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 118
Slavery, human trafficking, and the moral order: ancient and modern (CLASSICS 218, HUMRTS 109)
Slavery and trafficking in persons in the Greco-Roman world were legal and ubiquitous; today slavery is illegal in most states and regarded as a...
2019-2020 Winter
WAY-SI
CLASSICS 123
Ancient Medicine
Contemporary medical practice traces its origins to the creation of scientific medicine by Greek doctors such as Hippocrates and Galen. Is this...
Netz, R.
2019-2020 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
200-107
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 126
The archaeology of death (ARCHLGY 112)
Death is a universal human experience, but one that evokes a wide range of cultural and material responses. Archaeologists have used mortuary and...
Erny, G.
2019-2020 Winter
Monday Wednesday
2:30pm - 4:20pm
160-314
WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 135
Ekphrasis in Antiquity and Beyond (CLASSICS 335)
What is "Ekphrasis"? How was it theorized and practiced in antiquity and what is its appeal in the Renaissance and in modern times? Description,...
Peponi, A., Netz, R.
2019-2020 Spring
Tuesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
110-112
CLASSICS 150
Majors Seminar
Required of Classics majors and minors in junior or senior year; students contemplating honors should take this course in junior year. Advanced...
Ceserani, G., Dubit, R.
2019-2020 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
200-015
GER:DB-Hum
CLASSICS 150
Majors Seminar
Required of Classics majors and minors in junior or senior year; students contemplating honors should take this course in junior year. Advanced...
Peponi, A., Zuckerman, V.
2019-2020 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
110-112
GER:DB-Hum
CLASSICS 151
Ten Things: An Archaeology of Design (ARCHLGY 151)
Connections among science, technology, society and culture by examining the design of a prehistoric hand axe, Egyptian pyramid, ancient Greek perfume...
2019-2020 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 12:20pm
200-205
GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 154
Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Maritime Archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean (ARCHLGY 145)
Why do we care about shipwrecks? What can sunken sites and abandoned ports tell us about our past? Focusing primarily on the archaeological record of...
Leidwanger, J., Wilker, S.
2019-2020 Winter
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 12:20pm
380-380Y
GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 156
Design of Cities (ARCHLGY 156, CLASSICS 256)
Long-term, comparative and archaeological view of urban planning and design. Cities are the fastest changing components of the human landscape and...
Shanks, M.
2019-2020 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
320-109
CLASSICS 161
Introduction to Greek Art I: The Archaic Period (ARTHIST 101)
This lecture course explores Greek art and culture from 1000-480. In the beginning archaic art forms are more abstract than life-like, closer to...
2019-2020 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
9:30am - 10:50am
McMurtry Building rm 360
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 162
Introduction to Greek Art II: The Classical Period (ARTHIST 102)
The class begins with the art, architecture and political ideals of Periclean Athens, from the emergence of the city as the political and cultural...
2019-2020 Winter
Monday Wednesday Friday
9:30am - 10:50am
McMurtry Building rm 360
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 163
Artists, Athletes, Courtesans and Crooks (ARTHIST 203)
The seminar covers a range of topics devoted to the makers of Greek art and artifacts, the ancient Greeks who used them in life and the afterlife,...
2019-2020 Autumn
Monday
2:30pm - 5:20pm
McMurtry Building rm 370
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
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...
Mallon, K., Crosson, S.
2019-2020 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:20am
Hewlett Teaching Center 201
WAY-SI
CLASSICS 168
Engineering the Roman Empire (ARCHLGY 118)
Enter the mind, the drafting room, and the building site of the Roman architects and engineers whose monumental projects impressed ancient and modern...
Bartos, N., Leidwanger, J., Mallon, K.
2019-2020 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
12:00pm - 1:20pm
Lathrop 282
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 173
Hagia Sophia (ARTHIST 208, ARTHIST 408, CLASSICS 273)
This seminar uncovers the aesthetic principles and spiritual operations at work in Hagia Sophia, the church dedicated to Holy Wisdom in...
2019-2020 Winter
Thursday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
McMurtry Building rm 370
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 180
Introduction to Coptic I (CLASSICS 280)
For graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Introductory grammar of Sahidic Coptic. Recommended: knowledge of other ancient languages....
2019-2020 Autumn
GER:DB-Hum
CLASSICS 180
Introduction to Coptic I (CLASSICS 280)
For graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Introductory grammar of Sahidic Coptic. Recommended: knowledge of other ancient languages....
2019-2020 Winter
GER:DB-Hum
CLASSICS 181
Classical Seminar: Origins of Political Thought (CLASSICS 381, ETHICSOC 130A, PHIL 176A, PHIL 276A, POLISCI 230A, POLISCI 330A)
Political philosophy in classical antiquity, centered on reading canonical works of Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle against other texts and against the...
Ozturk, U., Ober, J.
2019-2020 Winter
Monday Wednesday
10:30am - 11:50am
School of Education 210
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-ER
CLASSICS 194
Greece and Rome: A new model of antiquity (CLASSICS 394)
Join archaeologist Michael Shanks in a tour through more than a thousand years of history, 700 BCE to 450 CE, debunking a host of myths and...
2019-2020 Autumn
Wednesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
110-112
CLASSICS 197
Aristotle's Logic (CLASSICS 397, PHIL 347)
In this seminar we read through Aristotle's Prior Analytics, paying close attention to the relation between Aristotle's logic to Greek mathematics,...
Netz, R., Code, A.
2019-2020 Winter
Monday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
110-112
CLASSICS 200G
Imperial Greek Prose
This course is a survey of the historical, biographical, and geographical literature created by and for socially mobile elites from Rome to Athens to...
Tennant, J.
2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
12:00pm - 1:20pm
110-112
CLASSICS 200G
Imperial Greek Prose
This course is a survey of the historical, biographical, and geographical literature created by and for socially mobile elites from Rome to Athens to...
Stephens, S.
2019-2020 Spring
CLASSICS 201G
Survey of Greek Literature: Archaic Greek
Required two-year sequence focusing on the origins, development, and interaction of Greek and Latin literature, history, and philosophy. Greek and...
2019-2020 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
10:30am - 12:20pm
300-303
CLASSICS 202G
Survey of Greek Literature: Classical Greek
Required two-year sequence focusing on the origins, development, and interaction of Greek and Latin literature, history, and philosophy. Greek and...
2019-2020 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 12:20pm
110-112
CLASSICS 203G
Survey of Greek Literature: Hellenistic and Late Greek
Required two-year sequence focusing on the origins, development, and interaction of Greek and Latin literature, history, and philosophy. Greek and...
Stephens, S.
2019-2020 Spring
Monday Wednesday
10:30am - 12:20pm
110-112
CLASSICS 204A
Latin Syntax (CLASSICS 104A)
Intensive review of Latin syntax. Begins Autumn Quarter and continues through the fifth week of Winter Quarter. See CLASSICS 206A/B for supplemental...
2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
9:30am - 11:20am
110-204
CLASSICS 204B
Latin Syntax (CLASSICS 104B)
Intensive review of Latin syntax. Began with 104A/204A in Autumn Quarter and continues through the fifth week of Winter Quarter. See CLASSICS 206A/B...
Devine, A.
2019-2020 Winter
Monday Wednesday
9:30am - 11:20am
110-204
CLASSICS 205A
Greek Syntax: Prose Composition (CLASSICS 105A)
Review of Greek grammar and instruction in Greek prose composition skills. Begins sixth week of Winter Quarter and continues through Spring Quarter....
Stephens, S.
2019-2020 Winter
Monday Wednesday
9:30am - 10:50am
260-011
CLASSICS 205B
Greek Syntax: Prose Composition (CLASSICS 105B)
Review of Greek grammar and instruction in Greek prose composition skills. Begins sixth week of Winter Quarter and continues through Spring Quarter....
Stephens, S.
2019-2020 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
9:00am - 10:20am
380-381T
CLASSICS 206A
The Semantics of Grammar
206A: Tense, Aspect, Argument Structure, Location. 206B: Quantification, Plurality, Modification, Negation, Modality. Supplements CLASSICS 104A/204A...
2019-2020 Autumn
Friday
9:30am - 11:20am
110-204
CLASSICS 206B
The Semantics of Grammar
206A: Tense, Aspect, Argument Structure, Location. 206B: Quantification, Plurality, Modification, Negation, Modality. Supplements CLASSICS 104B/204B...
Devine, A.
2019-2020 Winter
Friday
9:30am - 11:20am
110-204
CLASSICS 209L
Advanced Latin: Ovid (CLASSICS 102L)
In his Tristia and Epistulae ex Ponto, stemming from his banishment to the Black Sea coast in 8 CE, Ovid ostensibly addresses his wife, friends and...
Parker, G.
2019-2020 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
9:00am - 10:20am
Green Library 351
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...
2019-2020 Spring
CLASSICS 218
Slavery, human trafficking, and the moral order: ancient and modern (CLASSICS 118, HUMRTS 109)
Slavery and trafficking in persons in the Greco-Roman world were legal and ubiquitous; today slavery is illegal in most states and regarded as a...
2019-2020 Winter
CLASSICS 220
Pedagogy Workshop for Language Teaching
The primary goal of the course is to prepare students to teach elementary and secondary languages, both at Stanford and at other institutions. Much...
Bork, H.
2019-2020 Autumn
CLASSICS 220
Pedagogy Workshop for Language Teaching
The primary goal of the course is to prepare students to teach elementary and secondary languages, both at Stanford and at other institutions. Much...
Bork, H.
2019-2020 Winter
CLASSICS 220
Pedagogy Workshop for Language Teaching
The primary goal of the course is to prepare students to teach elementary and secondary languages, both at Stanford and at other institutions. Much...
Bork, H.
2019-2020 Spring
CLASSICS 256
Design of Cities (ARCHLGY 156, CLASSICS 156)
Long-term, comparative and archaeological view of urban planning and design. Cities are the fastest changing components of the human landscape and...
2019-2020 Spring
CLASSICS 273
Hagia Sophia (ARTHIST 208, ARTHIST 408, CLASSICS 173)
This seminar uncovers the aesthetic principles and spiritual operations at work in Hagia Sophia, the church dedicated to Holy Wisdom in...
2019-2020 Winter
Thursday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
McMurtry Building rm 370
CLASSICS 280
Introduction to Coptic I (CLASSICS 180)
For graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Introductory grammar of Sahidic Coptic. Recommended: knowledge of other ancient languages....
2019-2020 Autumn
CLASSICS 280
Introduction to Coptic I (CLASSICS 180)
For graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Introductory grammar of Sahidic Coptic. Recommended: knowledge of other ancient languages....
2019-2020 Winter
CLASSICS 304
Developing a Classics Dissertation Prospectus
This workshop concentrates on the development process of writing a successful dissertation proposal and clarifies expectations of the defense process...
Trimble, J.
2019-2020 Winter
Tuesday
11:30am - 1:20pm
260-002
CLASSICS 310
Gods and Humans in Greek Philosophical Thought (CLASSICS 110)
We will examine several key aspects of Greek religion: the Greek conception of the gods; how humans got messages from the gods through oracles,...
Nightingale, A.
2019-2020 Spring
Wednesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
110-112
CLASSICS 327
Petronius and Apuleius
Petronius' Satyricon and Apuleius' Metamorphoses represent the surviving Latin novel. Differences between them. Readings include Petronius' dinner at...
2019-2020 Autumn
Thursday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
110-112
CLASSICS 335
Ekphrasis in Antiquity and Beyond (CLASSICS 135)
What is "Ekphrasis"? How was it theorized and practiced in antiquity and what is its appeal in the Renaissance and in modern times? Description,...
Peponi, A., Netz, R.
2019-2020 Spring
Tuesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
110-112
CLASSICS 362
Roman Comedy: The Rise and Fall and Rise of a Popular Genre
Roman comedy was a truly popular genre, enjoyed by audiences of every background. Comic texts are used as evidence for many (contradictory)...
2019-2020 Winter
Wednesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
110-112

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