Spring 2018

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
CLST 110-01 Introduction to Greek Civilization
Instructor: Marc Mastrangelo
Course Description:
Reading and discussion of key literary, philosophical, and historical works of ancient Greece, including works by Homer, Thucydides, Plato, the Greek tragedians and comedians. Topics include Greek artistic and moral values, the conception of a good life, Athenian democracy and imperialism, slavery, homosexuality, and gender. The literature is read in English translation. This course fulfills a literature requirement in the arts and humanities distribution requirement. Offered every year
1330:MR   ALTHSE 106
CLST 140-01 Ancient Worlds on Film
Instructor: Christopher Francese
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-02. 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. The course focuses on the stories of remarkable men and women from antiquity, what those stories reveal Greek and Roman values and ideas, and ways to apply those insights critically to our own time.
1130:MWF   EASTC 405
CLST 221-01 Greek Art & Archaeology
Instructor: Marie Cummings
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARTH 205-02 and ARCH 120-01. A general introduction to the art and archaeology of ancient Greece from Prehistoric to Hellenistic times: Bronze Age civilizations (Cycladic, NE Aegean and Trojan, Minoan, Helladic/Mycenaean); Protogeometric, Geometric, Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic Greece. A survey of architecture (temple, secular funerary), sculpture, vase-painting, monumental painting, metalwork, and minor arts of these periods, both on mainland Greece and in the Greek colonies (Asia Minor, Pontus, Syria, Phoenice, Egypt, S.I Italy and Sicily); comparative study of typological, iconographical, stylistic, and technical aspects and developments; styles and schools, regional trends, historical contextualization of ancient Greek art and brief consideration of socio-economic patterns, political organization, religion, and writing. Evaluation of the ancient Greek artistic legacy and contribution to civilization. Field trips to archaeological collections and Museums. This course is cross-listed as ARCH 120. Offered every fall.
0900:TR   DENNY 317
CLST 253-01 Roman History
Instructor: Scott Farrington
Course Description:
An introduction to the history of ancient Rome focusing on the rise and fall of the Republic, the Augustan Age, and the Principate. Topics include race, gender, and sexuality. Students develop habits for reading ancient and modern sources critically. Assignments introduce students to the primary tools, methods, and conventions of researching and writing in the field of ancient history.
1030:TR   EASTC 312
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   DENNY 112
GREK 202-01 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.
 
GREK 233-01 Herodotus
Instructor: Marc Mastrangelo
Course Description:
Selected readings from The Persian Wars, supplemented with reading of the text in English. Attention is paid to the nature of history and historical writing. Recommended: 112 or the equivalent. Offered every two years.
 
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 102
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 243-01 Lucretius
Instructor: Marc Mastrangelo
Course Description:
Selections from the Epicurean philosopher's epic poem On the Nature of Things, with study of the philosophical and poetic background of the work, its reception in antiquity, and its relevance to modern concerns. Prerequisite: 202 or the equivalent. Offered every third year.
1030:TR   EASTC 111
LATN 352-01 Roman Satire
Instructor: Christopher Francese
Course Description:
Readings from the satires of Juvenal or Horace with study of Roman social life in the early Principate. Prerequisite: at least one course at the 200-level.
0830:MWF   EASTC 111