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Courses in Classics, Fall 2019


Classics 100                     Greek Civilization. 4cr.                                                       OSWALD

Survey of ancient Greek literature, art, and society. The major Greek states (Mycenae, Sparta, Athens, Macedonia) and their political and cultural development from Neolithic to the Classical and Hellenistic periods, emphasizing Greek influence on Roman and later western civilization.  (Gen.Ed. HS; MWF 1:25–2:15)


Classics 102H                   Honors Roman Civilization. 4cr.                                        CALDWELL

Survey of ancient Roman Literature, art, and history. The expansion of Rome and its political development through the Republic to the Empire, and Rome’s later influence.  (Gen.Ed. HS; TuTh 10:00-11:15)


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 11:15-12:05)


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 the development of major cities and sanctuaries, and on their contribution to western civilization.  (Gen.Ed. AT; TuTh 1:00-2:15)


Classics 305                     Roman Material World. 3cr.                                               CALDWELL

When a Roman looked around, what did he or she see? The material world of the Romans – the things they made, modified, and attached meaning to – informed their daily lives and their expectations for those lives. This course, therefore, takes an intimate look at the objects that the Romans used to adorn, arm, and equip their bodies, as well as the exotics, technology, transportation and urban environments that surrounded them. (TuTh 2:30-3:45)


Classics 335                     Women in Antiquity. 4cr.                                                    RAMSBY

Lives, roles, contributions, and status of women in Greek and Roman societies, as reflected in classical literature and the archaeological record.  (Gen.Ed. HS; MW 2:30-3:45)


Classics 365                     World of Greek Drama. 4cr.                                               HOGUE

This course will delve into both tragedy and comedy of the ancient Greek world, as pioneered and developed by the playwrights of Athens. We’ll begin by examining the broad context of ancient Greek theater in Athens, including the major festivals, theatrical setting, actors, and audience. A major focus of the course will be the themes and styles characteristic of each major tragic playwright, Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. We’ll also touch upon the world of Old and New Comedy through the works of Aristophanes and Menander. As we read a selection of plays throughout the semester, we will consider the specific social and political contexts of each. We will also consider the dramaturgical elements of each play, including questions of stage directions, costumes, props, and sets. (Gen.Ed. AL; TuTh 4:00-5:15)


Classics 397A                  Visualizing Archaeological Data. 3cr.                               TUCK

This course will consider the various ways in which our understanding of the ancient world is informed by the approaches and tools used to visualize it. The class will begin with a historiographic review of different traditions of the visualization of the past and explore how academic and political ideologies influence the way in which ancient materiality is situated within an interpretive landscape. We will also explore and engage with techniques of archaeological illustration, data organization, and 3D modeling to better understand how these developments in data visualization can be marshaled in the service of visualizing the past. (MW 2:30-3:45)




Courses in Greek, Fall 2019


Greek 122                      Elementary Greek II                                                            CALDWELL

                                        TuTh 1:00-2:15


Greek 126                      Intensive Elementary Classical Greek. 6cr.                   WIETZKE

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


Greek 320                      Classical Greek Prose. 4cr.                                               WIETZKE

                                            TuTh 2:30-3:45                                  


Greek 452                         Greek History. 3cr.                                                              OSWALD

                                            MWF 10:10-11:00



Courses in Latin, Fall 2019


Latin 110                        Elementary Latin I. 3cr.                                                       STAFF

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

                                            Lec. 2, MWF 9:05-9:55

                                            Lec. 3, MWF 12:20-1:10                     

                                            Lec. 4, MWF 1:25-2:15



Latin 120                        Elementary Latin II. 3cr.                                                      HAMMER

                                            MWF 10:10–11:00


Latin 126                        Intensive Elementary Latin.  6cr.                                      STAFF

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


Latin 230                        Intermediate Latin I.  3cr.                                      

                                            Lec. 1, MWF 11:15-12:05                                                        BERG                                     
                                            Lec. 2, MWF 12:20-1:10                                                         STERN


Latin 310                        Latin Prose. 4cr.                                                                  CLOSS

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


Latin 425                        Vergil’s Aeneid. 3cr.                                                           BREED

                                            MWF 1:25-2:15