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Title Instructor Quarter Day, Time, Location GER
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 204A
Latin Syntax (CLASSICS 104A)
(Formerly CLASSLAT 175A/275A.) Intensive review of Latin syntax. Begins Autumn Quarter and continues through the fifth week of Winter Quarter. See...
Devine, A.
2015-2016 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
11:30am - 1:20pm
110-101
CLASSICS 204B
Latin Syntax (CLASSICS 104B)
(Formerly CLASSLAT 175B/275B) Intensive review of Latin syntax. Began with 104A/204A in Autumn Quarter and continues through the fifth week of Winter...
Devine, A.
2015-2016 Winter
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 1:20pm
240-202
CLASSICS 205A
Greek Syntax: Prose Composition (CLASSICS 105A)
(Formerly CLASSGRK 175A/275A.) Review of Greek grammar and instruction in Greek prose composition skills. Begins sixth week of Winter Quarter and...
Stephens, S.
2015-2016 Winter
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 1:20pm
110-204
CLASSICS 205B
Greek Syntax: Prose Composition (CLASSICS 105B)
(Formerly CLASSGRK 175B/275B.) Review of Greek grammar and instruction in Greek prose composition skills. Begins sixth week of Winter Quarter and...
2015-2016 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
12:00pm - 1:20pm
Encina West 106
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 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 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 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 216
Advanced Paleography (HISTORY 315, RELIGST 329X)
This course will train students in the transcription and editing of original Medieval and Early Modern textual materials from c. 1000 to 1600,...
CLASSICS 237
Ancient Dance and its Modern Legacy (CLASSICS 137, TAPS 165C, TAPS 265C)
Descriptions of dance in the Greek and Greco-Roman world; theories about dance in antiquity; dance and the senses; modern and modernist dancers and...
CLASSICS 243
Images of Women in Ancient China and Greece (CHINGEN 143, CHINGEN 243, CLASSICS 143)
(Formerly CLASSGEN 153/253.) Representation of women in ancient Chinese and Greek texts. How men viewed women and what women had to say about...
CLASSICS 244
Classical Seminar: Rethinking Classics (DLCL 321)
Literary and philosophical texts from Antiquity (including Homer, the Greek tragedians, Plato, Aristotle, Virgil, and Augustine). In each case, we...
2015-2016 Spring
Monday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
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 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 248
Imperishable Heroes and Unblemished Goddesses: Myth, Ritual, and Epic in Ancient Iran (CLASSICS 148, RELIGST 209E, RELIGST 309E)
Designed as a broad introduction to the world of ancient Iran, students will be introduced to the Indo-European inheritance in ancient Iranian...
2015-2016 Spring
Monday Wednesday
3:30pm - 5:20pm
20-22K
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 258
Iconoclasm (ARTHIST 209C, ARTHIST 409, CLASSICS 158, REES 409)
Iconoclasm, iconophobia, and aniconism as markers of cultural transformation of the Mediterranean in the 7th-9th centuries. The identity crisis in...
CLASSICS 273
Hagia Sophia (ARTHIST 208, ARTHIST 408, CLASSICS 173)
By employing a methodology based in psychoacoustics, semiotics, and phenomenology, this course explores the relationship among sound, water, marble,...
Pentcheva, B.
2015-2016 Winter
Monday
2:30pm - 5:20pm
CLASSICS 277
Describing and Identifying Ancient Coins (CLASSICS 177)
In numismatics, as in all other disciplines dealing with documentary sources of the ancient world (like epigraphy and papyrology), it is essential to...
2015-2016 Spring
Thursday
3:00pm - 4:50pm
CLASSICS 301
Gateways to Classics
(Formerly CLASSGEN 300A.) Focus on skills, methodologies and approaches in the study of Classics topics, with attention both to histories of the...
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 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...
Stephens, S.
2015-2016 Winter
Friday
12:30pm - 3:20pm
110-204
CLASSICS 315
Aristotle and the Object of Mathematical Reasoning (PHIL 318)
The concept of definition plays a central role in Aristotle's treatment of both philosophical and scientific inquiry, as well as explanation. A...
CLASSICS 318
Aristophanes: Comedy, and Democracy
(Formerly CLASSGEN 304.) Intensive study of three plays in Greek (Knights, Peace, Ecclesiazusae) and the rest of the corpus in English, with...
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 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 328
Augustine on Memory, Time, and the Self
(Formerly CLASSGEN 336.) This course examines Augustine's "Confessions" as an autobiographical discourse. It investigates his theories of memory and...
2015-2016 Spring
Thursday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
110-112
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 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 335
Ekphrasis in Antiquity
What is "ekphrasis"? How was it theorized and practiced in antiquity? Description, interpretation, and the senses; The relationship between the...
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 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 352
Doing Business in Classical Antiquity: Mediterranean Exchange (ARCHLGY 327)
Exchange was everywhere in the Mediterranean, from the individual household to the state. Yet the specific models by which goods changed hands were...
CLASSICS 353
Archaeology: Post-Humanist Agendas (ARCHLGY 353)
How do people and their artifacts connect? Just what is the subject of archaeological history? A seminar reviewing the latest materialist approaches...
CLASSICS 355
Landscape & Archaeology (ARCHLGY 355)
TBD
2015-2016 Spring
Tuesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
320-106
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 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 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 372
Archaeology of Roman Slavery (ARCHLGY 342)
(Formerly CLASSART 342.) The archaeological study of Roman slavery has been severely limited by a focus on identifying the traces of slaves in the...
Trimble, J.
2015-2016 Winter
Tuesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
110-112
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 376
Art, Ekphrasis, and Music in Byzantium and Islam (ARTHIST 405)
Focus is on the interrelation of art, architecture, verbal description, poetry, and music, including the singing of psalms and recitation of the Qur'...
CLASSICS 377
Animation, Performance, Presence in Medieval Art (ARTHIST 411)
(Formerly CLASSART 311.) This course will explore concepts of animacy, performance, and presence in the art of Byzantium, focusing on the concept of...
CLASSICS 378
Ancient Greek Law and Justice (POLISCI 337L)
The development and practice of law and legal procedure in the ancient Greek world, emphasizing the well documented case of classical Athens....
2015-2016 Spring
Tuesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
McCullough 126
CLASSICS 380
Ancient Empires
What is an empire? How did they begin? Why have some imperialists been successful, while others failed dismally? Why do some people collaborate with...
Morris, I.
2015-2016 Winter
Wednesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
Green Library 351
CLASSICS 382
High-Stakes Politics: Case Studies in Political Philosophy, Institutions, and Interests (POLISCI 231, POLISCI 331)
Normative political theory combined with positive political theory to better explain how major texts may have responded to and influenced changes in...
Weingast, B.
2015-2016 Winter
Tuesday
3:00pm - 5:50pm
Encina Hall C464
CLASSICS 384A
Ancient Greek Economic Development (POLISCI 430A)
(Formerly CLASSHIS 330A.) Drawing on Herodotus and other literary sources, ancient historians have traditionally seen classical Greece as a very...
CLASSICS 384B
Ancient Greek Economic Development (POLISCI 430B)
(Formerly CLASSHIS 330B.) Drawing on Herodotus and other literary sources, ancient historians have traditionally seen classical Greece as a very...

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