Fall 2022

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
CLST 100-01 Greek and Roman Mythology
Instructor: Christopher Francese
Course Description:
An introduction to the study and interpretation of Greek and Roman myths, as they appear both in ancient sources and in later music, sculpture, painting, and literature. The course focuses on interpretive approaches that can help us to define the insights of these myths into to human psychology and the predicaments of men and women, and to apply those insights critically to our own time.
12:30 PM-01:20 PM, MWF
EASTC 411
CLST 200-01 Ancient Philosophy
Instructor: Marc Mastrangelo
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PHIL 201-01.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
DENNY 317
CLST 200-02 Ancient Pasts, Modern Politics
Instructor: Karen Weinstein, Andrew Dufton
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 200-01. Why would Habib Bourguiba, the first President of an independent Tunisia, build a presidential palace on the site of the city of Carthage? What motivated the Italian fascist Benito Mussolini to reconstruct the Ara Pacis, an imperial Roman altar of peace? This course explores how the history and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean world continues to play a central role in the politics and national identities of Europe and the Middle East. Individual leaders and state-level actors have relied on the ancient Mediterranean throughout the 20th and 21st centuries to support their own fluctuating agendas. Interrogating which periods are invokedand who controls access to these narrativessheds light on why and how these ancient pasts continue to shape modern politics.
12:30 PM-01:20 PM, MWF
DENNY 212
CLST 224-01 Roman Archaeology
Instructor: Andrew Dufton, Karen Weinstein
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 130-01. A general introduction to the art and archaeology of the Roman world from the Late Republic to the 4th century AD. A survey of architecture (temple, public, domestic, palatial, funerary), monumental painting, sculpture, metalwork, and minor arts of these periods in Italy and the rest of the Roman world; particular emphasis on Rome, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia, Greece/Asia Minor, and North Africa. Comparative study of typological, iconographical, stylistic, and technical aspects and developments; regional trends and foreign influences. Historical and cultural contextualization of Roman art and architecture with consideration of socio-economic patterns, political developments, religion, and writing. This course is cross-listed as ARCH 130. Offered occasionally.
08:30 AM-09:20 AM, MWF
DENNY 313
CLST 251-01 Greek History
Instructor: Scott Farrington
Course Description:
An introduction to the history of ancient Greece focusing on the Persian Wars, the Peloponnesian Wars, ancient Greek intellectual and cultural achievements, and the rise of Macedon. 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.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
STERN 7
CLST 390-01 Senior Research Colloquium
Instructor: Marc Mastrangelo
Course Description:
This capstone course for the classical studies major includes an individually designed research project on an open question in Classical Studies based on a set of primary sources or data, and a reflective essay that applies one or more classical texts to a contemporary issue or problem of the students choosing. A syllabus of common readings is developed based on student interests as determined prior to the course. Class meetings include discussion of common readings, presentation of draft research and ideas for the reflective essay, field trips to museums and visiting lectures, and discussion of the value of the classical studies major to prospective employers and others. Results of the research and reflection will be published on Dickinson Scholar and publicized via the department blog.Prerequisite: Three LATN or GREK courses above 102 and CLST 251 or 253.
01:30 PM-04:30 PM, W
EASTC 105
Courses Offered in GREK
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
GREK 101-01 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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
EASTC 303
GREK 201-01 Introduction to Greek Prose
Instructor: Christopher Francese
Course Description:
A review of syntax and selected readings from prose authors. Consideration is given to authors whose style and grammar best illustrate the characteristics of Attic Greek of the Classical period. Supplemental readings in English provide historical and cultural context for the author chosen. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent.
08:30 AM-09:20 AM, MWF
EASTC 112
Courses Offered in LATN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
LATN 101-01 First-Year Latin
Instructor: Ashley Roman
Course Description:
All the fundamentals of Latin grammar and the study of vocabulary. This course prepares students to read classical authors in the original.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MWF
EASTC 112
LATN 201-01 Introduction to Roman Prose
Instructor: Scott Farrington
Course Description:
Review of syntax and selected readings from prose authors, with study of literary technique and discussion of supplementary readings in English. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MWF
EASTC 112
LATN 233-01 Roman Historians: Tacitus
Instructor: Christopher Francese
Course Description:
Readings from Roman historians such as Sallust, Caesar and Livy, with study of Roman political values.Prerequisite: 202 or the equivalent.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MWF
EASTC 314