Spring 2019

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
CLST 140-01 Ancient Worlds on Film
Instructor: Laura Takakjy
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 210-01. 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   ALTHSE 106
CLST 200-01 Ancient Greek Architecture
Instructor: Christofilis Maggidis
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARTH 205-01 and ARCH 221-01. A survey of ancient Greek architecture from the 11th century BC to the 1st century BC, on mainland Greece and the Greek colonies. Temple architecture, altars and sanctuaries; secular architecture (houses, villas, and palaces); public architecture (agoras, stoas, prytaneia, propyla, theaters, gymnasia, stadiums, fountains and aqueducts, fortifications, roads, bridges); poleodomy or city-planning; funerary architecture (tombs, heroa, mausoleums and other funerary buildings). Building materials and techniques; orders and principles of ancient Greek architecture; ancient theory and techniques, typological developments and technological advances, architectural masterpieces; ancient Greek masters. Consideration of epigraphical and ancient literary sources (including readings from Vitruvius, Pliny the Elder, Pausanias).
1030:MWF   DENNY 317
CLST 251-01 Greek History
Instructor: Jessica Romney
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.
1230:MWF   BOSLER 214
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.
1330:W   BOSLER 222
CLST 390-02 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.
 
CLST 550-01 Caesar: Thesis Writing
Instructor: Marc Mastrangelo
Course Description:
 
Courses Offered in GREK
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
GREK 102-01 Beginning Attic Greek
Instructor: Jessica Romney
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   BOSLER 214
GREK 202-01 Introduction to Greek Poetry
Instructor: Laura Takakjy
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.
1030:MWF   BOSLER 214
GREK 234-01 Greek Tragedy
Instructor: Marc Mastrangelo
Course Description:
A play from the corpus of Aeschylus, Sophocles, or Euripides will be read. Readings in English focus discussion on the authors' poetic style, purpose, and the historical context within which the writing occurred. Prerequisite: 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   ALTHSE 07
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   CLARKE
LATN 242-01 City and Country in the Poetry of Vergil and Ovid
Instructor: Laura Takakjy
Course Description:
Selections from the epic, with emphasis on Vergil's literary aims and technique. Prerequisite: 202 or the equivalent. Offered every third year.
0930:MWF   ALTHSE 109