Spring 2016

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
CLST 110-01 Intro to Greek Civilization
Instructor: Marc Mastrangelo
Course Description:
Reading and discussion of key literary and historical works of ancient Greece, including works by Homer, Thucydides, the Greek tragedians and comedians, with consideration of the Greek intellectual enlightenment, Athenian democracy and the Athenian empire in their historical and cultural contexts. The literature is read in English translation. This course will fulfill a literature requirement in the arts and humanities distribution requirement. Offered every other year.
1330:MR   ALTHSE 204
CLST 140-01 Ancient Worlds on Film
Instructor: Christopher Francese
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-04. An introduction to ancient Greek and Roman history and civilization (excluding mythology) through viewing popular films about this period and reading the historical and literary sources on which those films are based. Wherever possible we will read original primary documents.
1230:MWF   STERN 103
CLST 200-01 Ancient Greek Religion and Sanctuaries
Instructor: Christofilis Maggidis
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 250-01. A survey of the origins, history, structure, and evolution of ancient Greek religion and sanctuaries from Mycenaean to Hellenistic times. A comparative study of official religion vs. folk religion, pantheon of gods and heroes vs. daemonic cults and magic (ritual binding, cursing, charming), myths, oracles, festivals and games vs. house cult; an insight into mysteries and chthonic cults, burial customs and eschatology, soul and the Homeric underworld, the mnemoscape of death and reincarnation. A review of loci of worship (caves, shrines, temples, sanctuaries); analysis and meaning of the worship ritual, offerings, dedications, animal and human(?) sacrifices; interpretation of sacred symbols, ritual implements and paraphernalia: idols and figurines, large-scale anthropomorphic concretions, cult statues. A comparative study of the history and development, organization and lay-out, architecture, portable finds and dedications of the most prominent Mycenaean and ancient Greek sanctuaries (Mycenae Cult Center, Tiryns shrines, Aghia Irene temple; Olympia, Delphi, Eleusis, Delos, Nemea, Dodone, Kos, Samos, Priene, Pergamon) involving a synthesis of archaeological and iconographical evidence, Linear B documents, epigraphic evidence, and ancient literary sources. Additional issues to be addressed include: Greek anthropomorphism and polytheism; the power of religion as collective memory; the sociopolitical role of organized religion; priesthood and the gradual appropriation of religion by the ruling hierarchy and the state (polis); chronological development of ritual vs. unchanging core of beliefs; patterns of uniformity and regional variation; survival of ancient Greek religious elements in Christianity.
1030:TR   DENNY 317
Courses Offered in GREK
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
GREK 102-01 Beginning Attic Greek
Instructor: Scott Farrington
Course Description:
All the fundamentals of Greek grammar and syntax as well as the acquisition of vocabulary. By the conclusion of the second semester students will be prepared to read classical authors in the original.Prerequisite: 101 or equivalent.
0930:MTWRF   ALTHSE 07
GREK 112-01 Introduction to Greek Poetry
Instructor: Christopher Francese
Course Description:
Selected readings from Homer with emphasis on poetic style and composition. Supplementary readings in English help stimulate discussion of literary, historical, and cultural topics regarding epic poetry. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
 
Courses Offered in LATN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
LATN 102-01 First-Year Latin
Instructor: Ann Heermans-Booth
Course Description:
All the fundamentals of Latin grammar and the study of vocabulary. This course prepares students to read classical authors in the original.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent.
0930:MTWRF   EASTC 107
LATN 202-01 Introduction to Roman Poetry
Instructor: Marc Mastrangelo
Course Description:
Selected readings from Catullus and Ovid, with focus on poetic technique, and discussion of supplementary readings in English. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
1030:MWF   EASTC 111
LATN 234-01 Ovid
Instructor: Christopher Francese
Course Description:
Selections from the Metamorphoses with study of the more important Greek and Roman myths and their modern reception.Prerequisite: 112 or the equivalent.
1330:TF   EASTC 102
LATN 393-01 Roman Comedy
Instructor: Scott Farrington
Course Description:
Readings and conferences on selected areas of Latin literature. Emphasis on research skills. Prerequisite: at least one course at the 200-level. Offered occasionally.
1330:MR   EASTC 102