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Courses in Classics, Spring 2019



Classics 100H                   Honors Greek Civilization. 4cr.                                           MUELLER

An introduction to Ancient Greece and its intellectual and cultural heritage. Study of historical, social, and political trends from the Persian Wars (490-479BCE) to the death of Socrates (399 BCE). A key component of the course is the “Reacting to the Past” game focused on The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403BCE. (Gen.Ed. HS; MW 2:30-3:45)


Classics 102                      Roman Civilization. 4cr.                                                       RAMSBY

Survey of ancient Roman literature, art, and history. The expansion of Rome and its political, social, and cultural development through the Republic to the Empire, and Rome’s later influence.

(Gen.Ed. HS; TuTh 4:00-5:15)



Classics 103                      Intro to Classical Archaeology. 4cr.                                   TUCK

 Study of the art, history, and literature of the golden age of Greek Civilization.  Historical periods studied include the Persian invasions and Persian culture, the Age of Pericles, the rise of Macedonia and the world domination of Alexander the Great.  (Gen.Ed. AT; TuTh 11:30-12:45)


Classics 224                      Greek Mythology. 4cr.                                                          HUTCHINS

Analysis of the structure and meaning of ancient Greek myths. Religious, social, artistic, and political expression of myths in both ancient and modern times. Emphasis on creation myths, myths of the gods and goddesses, and heroic myths as told by Hesiod, Homer, Ovid, Vergil, and others. (Gen.Ed. AL; MWF 1:25-2:15)


Classics 250                      Medicine & Medical Terminology. 4cr.                               FELTON

 This course combines a history of western medicine with the study of Greek and Latin words that combine to form hundreds of scientific and medical terms. You will learn about some of the most important early developments in medical knowledge while also studying mythological and historical stories behind medical word roots. This course includes coverage of ancient medical advancements and modern terminology relating to various functions of the human body, including the cardiovascular system, the digestive system, and the nervous system. No prerequisites; no knowledge of Greek or Latin is required.

(Gen.Ed. HS; TuTh 10:00-11:15)


Classics 262                      Roman Voices. 4cr.                                                              CLOSS

 Explore the decadent world of the notorious emperor Nero! Reading selection from Roman authors including Seneca, Tacitus, Petronius, and Lucan, we will examine the era’s pervasive sense of living, and dining, dangerously…Also, movies! Fellini’s Satyricon, MGM’s Quo Vadis, and more! (Gen. Ed. AL; MWF 11:15-12:05)



Classics 301                      Roman Archaeology. 4cr.                                                    POEHLER

 This class will examine the material culture of the city of Rome and the Roman Empire from the Iron Age through to the Late Antique period. In so doing, we will look to evidence of the urbanizing process in the city of Rome to better understand the emergence of this city within the context and environment of its neighbors. We will consider evidence of the Roman economy and its relationship to the success of political expansion that characterized the Republican and Imperial periods. Moreover, the course will examine evidence of the political decline of Rome and the emergence of new political centers in the Mediterranean in the Late Antique period. (Gen.Ed. AT; TuTh 1:00-2:15)


Classics 380                      The Ancient City. 4cr.                                                          HOGUE         
The Ancient City explores the development and variety of ancient urban life in the Western world from its earliest formations in the Neolithic to Late Antiquity. Examine the concepts of and motivations for urbanization in the ancient world. From the first cities in Mesopotamia to the glories of Athens and Rome, see how ancient civilizations constructed their identities in and around the built environment. (MW 2:30-3:45)


Classics 338                      World of Etruscans. 3cr.                                                      TUCK

 The World of the Etruscans provides a survey of the historical and archaeological evidence of the Etruscan Culture. The course begins with the issue of Etruscan origins. We then look to the evidence of cemeteries throughout Central Italy to reconstruct the development of the Etruscan economy and social development over the critical years of the early urbanizing period. The subject of Etruscan town planning and urban development is explored largely through the evidence from the important site of Poggio Civitate. Additional classes look to the issues of the Etruscan pantheon and religious behavior as reflected in the archaeological record, and the question of the influence of the Etruscans on later peoples of Italy.  (TuTh 2:30-3:45)



Classics 494PI                  Herodotus & the Persian Wars. (IE) 4cr.                            FELTON

In this course we will read all of Herodotus’ Histories (in English) with particular attention to historical inquiry, the Greeks' concept of democracy, and ethnographic and cultural differences among peoples of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East. We will examine Herodotus’ account of the Persian Wars and how his major themes inform that account, focusing on the origin of the conflict between Western and Near Eastern culture. We will also pay attention to Herodotus’ writing style and methodology. Recommended (but not required) prerequisites: JYW and Classics 100 or 200 or a course on Greek history. (TuTh 8:30-9:45)             



Courses in Greek, Spring 2019



Greek 112                          Introductory Classical Greek 3cr.                                       HOGUE

                                               MWF 11:15-12:05


Greek 246                          Intensive Intermd Classical Greek. 6cr.                             OSWALD

                                               MWF 11:15–12:05, TuTh 11:30–12:45


Greek 310                          Classical Greek Poetry. 4cr.                                                MUELLER

                                               MWF 11:15-12:05 (Gen.Ed. AL)         


Greek 491D                        Hellenistic Poetry 3cr.                                                          BREED          

                                                MWF 1:25-2:15                                  


Courses in Latin, Spring 2019


Latin 110                            Elementary Latin I. 3cr.                                                       

                                                MWF 10:10-11:00                                                                   KOLBET

                                                MWF 11:15-12:05                                                                   VINING


Latin 120                            Elementary Latin II. 3cr.                                                      

                                                Lec. 1, MWF 10:10-11:00                                                        BERENSON   

                                               Lec. 2, MWF 1:25-2:15                                                            MONDLOCH

                                               Lec. 3, MWF 11:15-12:05                                                        HAMMER

                                               Lec. 4, MWF 9:05-9:55                                                            STERN

                                               Lec. 5, MWF 12:20-1:10                                                          BERG


Latin 240                            Intermediate Latin II.  3cr.                                                   

                                                Lec. 1, MWF 11:15-12:05                                                        VANDERPOOL                                            

                                                 Lec. 2, MWF 12:20-1:10                                                         HULLINGER


Latin 246                            Intensive Intermediate Latin. 6cr.                                       KEITEL

                                                 MWF 10:10-11:00, TuTh 10:00-11:15      


Latin 320                            Latin Poetry.  3cr.                                                                 OSWALD       

                                                TuTh 1:00-2:15                                                           


Latin 497C                         Lucan 3cr.                                                                              CLOSS

                                                MW 2:30-3:45