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Courses in Classics, Spring 2024



Classics 102                      Roman Civilization. 4cr.                                                       CALDWELL              

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, emphasizing Roman influence on later western civilization.

(Gen.Ed. HS; MWF 12:20-1:10)


Classics 103                      Intro to Classical Archaeology. 4cr.                                   POEHLER     

Introduction to Classical Archaeology will examine the material history of the Archaic and Classical Periods of Greece and the Archaic through Imperial periods of Italy and its empire.  The course is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge related to the architecture, physical space, religious ritual, material cultural, social form, and political development of these regions. (Gen.Ed. AT; MWF 9:05-9:55)


Classics 202                      Age of Augustus. 4cr.                                                          BREED

An interdisciplinary examination of the history, literature, art, and society of Rome during the lifetime of the emperor Augustus, with particular attention to the interaction between cultural and political forces. (Gen.Ed. AT; MWF 11:15-12:05)


Classics 224                      Greek Mythology. 4cr.                                                          TUCK             

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 10:10-11:00)


Classics 250                      Medicine & Medical Terminology. 4cr.                               FELTON

This course aims to teach scientific and medical terms from a linguistic approach and within their historical context. Students will not be only memorizing word roots but will be learning many of the mythological and historical stories behind those word roots as well as their place within the history of medicine. Thus, the course requires a significant number of reading assignments and several writing assignments for which students will be expected to apply what they have learned to topics not already discussed in class. Students will learn some of the basic developments in the history of medicine and about major figures of importance from ancient Western medicine. (Gen. Ed. HS; TuTh 10:00-11:15)                                                                                   


Classics 261                      The Greek Literary Revolution. 4cr.                                   HOGUE

Investigate the ancient Greek world through literary voices. We will explore various genres of ancient Greek literature in translation, including selections from epic and lyric poetry, drama, history, and philosophy. (Gen.Ed. AL; TuTh 4:00-5:15)


Classics 270                      Age of Empires. 4cr.                                                             WILSON

An overview of the Mycenaeans (early Greeks), the Hittites, and the Egyptians, three of the greatest civilizations of the Bronze Age and their relationships and conflicts with one another, including the Trojan War and the Battle of Kadesh.

(Gen. Ed. HS; MWF 1:25-2:15)                                                                                           


Classics 300                      Greek Archaeology. 4cr.                                                      HOGUE

Archaeology of ancient Greece in Minoan-Mycenaean, Geometric, Archaic, and Classical Periods. Methods, progress, and ethics of archaeological research. Emphasis on remains displaying the architectural and urbanistic development of major cities and sanctuaries, and on their contribution to western civilization. (Gen. Ed. AT, TuTh 10:00-11:15)                                 


Classics 330                      Magic in the Ancient Mediterranean World. 4cr.              FELTON

Influence of witchcraft and magic on the ancient Greeks and Romans in the context of their social, political, and religious beliefs. The relationship between ritual magic and religion, with emphasis on the nature of witchcraft and the psychology of magic. Recommended prerequisite: Classics 100, 102, or 224. (Gen. Ed. HS, DG; MWF 10:10-11:00)


Classics 335                      Women in Antiquity. 4cr.                                                  CALDWELL

Lives, roles, contributions, and status of women in Greek and Roman societies, as reflected in classical literature and the archaeological record. (Gen.Ed. HS; MWF 1:25-2:15)




Classics 380                      The Ancient City. 4cr.                                                           WILSON

This course explores the development and variety of ancient urban life in the Western world from its earliest formations in the Neolithic to the Medieval town. (TuTh 10:00-11:15)


Classics 390X                   Shamanism. 3cr.                                                                           WILSON

Introduction to the history and archaeology of shamanism--a widespread magico-religious practice in ancient North Eurasia--with a special focus on shamanism during classical antiquity. (MWF 12:20-1:10)


Classics 390STA              Visualizing Archaeological Data. 4cr.                                       POEHLER

This class is a project-based introduction to a range of problems and concepts related to the process of visualizing archaeological information. Increasingly, the initial capture of archaeological data is done through digital technologies (supported by continuous digitization of older analog data), which permits novel forms of manipulation and presentation of that data in ways that can often distinctively revealing. However, one of the essential goals of this project-based course is to focus not only on the technical means of visualizing data, but also on outcomes that advance interpretive goals associated with them. (MW 2:30-3:45)


Classics 494SI                  Slavery and Manumission in the Greco-Roman World. 4cr.       CLOSS          

This course examines slavery in the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome, especially the history of slavery and the literature and laws that shape its practice and emerge from it. Satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BA-Classics majors. (TuTh 2:30-3:45)


Courses in Greek, Spring 2024


Greek 246                          Intensive Intermediate Classical Greek. 6cr.                     MUELLER

Continuation of GREEK 126. Description and analysis of the grammatical system of Attic Greek of the 5th century B.C. Selected readings from ancient Greek authors with background on Greek society and culture of the 5th century B.C. Prerequisite: GREEK 126. (MWF 10:10-11:00; TuTh 10:00-11:15)    


Greek 310                          Classical Greek Poetry. 4cr.                                                MUELLER                 

Survey of vocabulary, grammatical structure, literary formulae, and dialectical variation in Attic Greek. Historical background from the Bronze and Archaic periods. Readings from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Prerequisite: GREEK 242 or equivalent. (Gen.Ed. AL; TuTh 1:00-2:15)


Greek 474                          Classical Greek Ghost Stories. 3cr.                                   FELTON

This is an advanced ancient Greek reading course. We will be reading several ghost stories in the original language from a variety of prose authors, including Herodotus, Pausanias, and Philostratus. We will also discuss why such stories proliferated in the 2nd century CE, and how the stories influenced later literature. Recommended prerequisite: Grade of B or higher in at least one 300-level ancient Greek prose course or the equivalent. (TuTh 11:30-12:45)


Courses in Latin, Spring 2024


Latin 110                            Elementary Latin I. 3cr.                                                       

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

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

Latin 120                            Elementary Latin II. 3cr.                                                      

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


Latin 240                            Intermediate Latin II.  3cr.                                                   

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


Latin 246                            Intensive Intermediate Latin. 6cr.                                      

                                                 MWF 9:05-9:55, TuTh 8:30-9:45                       




Latin 320                            Latin Poetry. 3cr.                                                                  BREED                                  

Selected readings in Latin from Roman poets such as Catullus, Vergil, or Ovid; grammatical, and contextual, and rhetorical analysis; social and cultural background in Late Republican and/or Early Imperial Rome. Prerequisite: LATIN 240 or 246 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher. (MWF 1:25-2:15)  


Latin 455                            Poetry of Ovid. 3cr.                                                              RAMSBY

This course provides the opportunity to read and translate the Latin poetry of Ovid, and to analyze the poetic purposes, narrative style, and modes of representation in his poems. (MWF 1:25-2:15)