Duke University | Classical Studies:

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Fall 2015

Course Title Instructor Section Time Room
CLST 89S
First-year Seminar (top) Jiménez, Alicia 01 W 01:25 PM-03:55 PM Social Sciences 107

Course Description

Topics in classical literature and/or art and archaeology vary each semester. Instructor: Staff
CLST 144
Principles Archaeology Jiménez, Alicia 01 TuTh 04:40 PM-05:55 PM Soc/Psych 129

Course Description

Introduction to the many disciplines of archaeology, using a survey of cultures and civilizations to explain archaeological techniques, methods, theory, results, and ethics. Instructor: Antonaccio
CLST 170FS
Liberty And Equality Atkins, Jed 01 MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Perkins 060

Course Description

Examines the democratic values of liberty and equality in Greek, Roman, and American political thought. Are democracy and liberty allies or foes? What is the relationship between liberty and equality? Is freedom possible under non-democratic regimes? Is individual liberty protected by equal and inalienable human rights? What is the relationship between individual liberties and aspirations for a good and just society? Why have some democratic societies embraced imperialism or slavery? Readings drawn from Aristophanes, Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, Polybius, Cicero, Livy, Tacitus, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, Lincoln, London, Vonnegut, Hauerwas, among others. Open only to students in the Focus Program. Department consent required. Instructor
CLST 240L
Virtual Museums Forte, Maurizio 001 W 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Smith Wrhs 228

Course Description

Analysis of interaction between virtual museum theories/practices and society. Focuses on digital technologies and interactive media. Students develop critical understanding of new practices of cultural data management; learn interactive pre-visit/post-visit tools employed by museums worldwide. Lab section focuses on digital acquisition of artifacts, web visualization and interaction design techniques. Guest lectures held by Nasher staff. Case study is digital acquisition of Nasher Classical Antiquities collection. Final project is design of interactive exhibit of works of art from the ancient Mediterranean world. Instructor consent required. Instructor: Lercari
CLST 240L
Virtual Museums Forte, Maurizio 02L W 04:40 PM-05:55 PM Smith Wrhs 228

Course Description

Analysis of interaction between virtual museum theories/practices and society. Focuses on digital technologies and interactive media. Students develop critical understanding of new practices of cultural data management; learn interactive pre-visit/post-visit tools employed by museums worldwide. Lab section focuses on digital acquisition of artifacts, web visualization and interaction design techniques. Guest lectures held by Nasher staff. Case study is digital acquisition of Nasher Classical Antiquities collection. Final project is design of interactive exhibit of works of art from the ancient Mediterranean world. Instructor consent required. Instructor: Lercari
CLST 271
Hst Ancient Philosophy Ferejohn, Michael 01 MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Carr 240

Course Description

The pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and post-Aristotelian systems. Not open to students who have taken Classical Studies 93 or Philosophy 93. Instructor: Ferejohn or staff
CLST 283
Greek History Sosin, Joshua 01 TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Soc/Psych 130

Course Description

The political and intellectual history of the Greeks from earliest times to the death of Alexander the Great. Not open to students who have had, or are taking, Classical Studies 181S. Instructor: Sosin, Johnson, or Staff
CLST 322
The Historical Jesus Goodacre, Mark 01 WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Gray 220

Course Description

An investigation of what can be known about Jesus of Nazareth, his teaching about the kingdom of God and ethical behavior, his symbolic acts, and his cures. Principal attention given to the first three gospels, secondary attention to comparative material from the Jewish and Greco-Roman worlds. Instructor: Goodacre
CLST 348
Classical Greek Archaeology Shea, Timothy 01 TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Soc/Psych 126

Course Description

The archaeology of the Greek citystate including its historical context. Emphasis on both themes (sanctuaries, death and burial, warfare) and the ability to understand material culture in context. Instructor: Antonaccio
CLST 544L
Digital Archaeology Forte, Maurizio 001 Th 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Smith Wrhs A258

Course Description

Course studies radical changes new methodologies and technologies have wrought in archaeology. Remote sensing technologies, digital tools, virtual reality systems for data recording, documentation, simulation and communication of archaeological data have profoundly changed archaeological field operations. Course surveys state of the art in: techniques of digital recording and digital documentation; GIS and remote sensing; international case studies in digital archaeology; virtual reality and virtual simulation; Web and digital publications. Instructor: Forte
CLST 544L
Digital Archaeology Forte, Maurizio 01L Th 04:40 PM-05:55 PM Smith Wrhs A258

Course Description

Course studies radical changes new methodologies and technologies have wrought in archaeology. Remote sensing technologies, digital tools, virtual reality systems for data recording, documentation, simulation and communication of archaeological data have profoundly changed archaeological field operations. Course surveys state of the art in: techniques of digital recording and digital documentation; GIS and remote sensing; international case studies in digital archaeology; virtual reality and virtual simulation; Web and digital publications. Instructor: Forte
CLST 572S
Plato Ferejohn, Michael 01 Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM West Duke 204

Course Description

Selected dialogues. Instructor: Ferejohn
GREEK 101
Elementary Greek Johnson, William 01 MWF 03:20 PM-04:10 PM Carr 106

Course Description

Structure of the language (grammatical forms, syntax, vocabulary, and pronunciation); introduction to reading. Instructor: Staff
GREEK 203
Intermediate Greek González, José 01 MWF 03:20 PM-04:10 PM Allen 226

Course Description

Readings in classical Attic prose literature. Instructor: Staff
GREEK 324S
Greek Epic González, José 01 TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Allen 229

Course Description

Epic. Readings in Greek epic, with attention to language, meter, oral poetics, characterization, narrative structure, ancient and modern interpretation, the epic tradition beyond Greece and Rome, epic poems as codifiers of socially constructed cultural norms. Authors and works might include Homer, Hesiod, and the Homeric Hymns. Must have 2 years of Greek (or equivalent). Instructor: González or Staff
GREEK 580
Greek Literature Survey Sosin, Joshua 01 TuTh 08:30 AM-09:45 AM Allen 229

Course Description

Instructor: Staff
GREEK 586S
Papyrology Johnson, William 01 W 10:05 AM-12:35 PM Perkins 070

Course Description

Introduction to the field of Greek Papyrology, its history, methods and place within the field of Classical Studies. Close attention to reading and translation of the variety of documentary and/or literary papyrological Greek. Instructor: Johnson or Sosin
LATIN 101
Elementary Latin Davis, N. Gregson 01 MWF 10:20 AM-11:10 AM Soc/Psych 128

Course Description

Study of the structure of the language (i.e., forms, vocabulary, syntax, and pronunciation); selected readings in prose and poetry. Instructor: Staff
LATIN 101
Elementary Latin Huber, Melissa 02 MWF 08:45 AM-09:35 AM Social Sciences 109

Course Description

Study of the structure of the language (i.e., forms, vocabulary, syntax, and pronunciation); selected readings in prose and poetry. Instructor: Staff
LATIN 101
Elementary Latin Graham, Theodore 03 MWF 12:00 PM-12:50 PM Allen 226

Course Description

Study of the structure of the language (i.e., forms, vocabulary, syntax, and pronunciation); selected readings in prose and poetry. Instructor: Staff
LATIN 203
Intermediate Latin Janan, Micaela 01 MWF 01:40 PM-02:30 PM Allen 229

Course Description

Politics and thought in the late Republic: Caesar and Cicero. Instructor: Boatwright or Staff
LATIN 203
Intermediate Latin Langenfeld, Kathryn 02 MWF 12:00 PM-12:50 PM Allen 318

Course Description

Politics and thought in the late Republic: Caesar and Cicero. Instructor: Boatwright or Staff
LATIN 203
Intermediate Latin Zalin, Mackenzie 03 MWF 08:45 AM-09:35 AM Social Sciences 105

Course Description

Politics and thought in the late Republic: Caesar and Cicero. Instructor: Boatwright or Staff
LATIN 301A-1
Advanced Latin (Staff) 01 - TBA

Course Description

Readings vary. Taught at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome. Consent required. Instructor: Staff
LATIN 364S
Educating Rome Atkins, Jed 01 MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM Languages 211

Course Description

Readings in the very Roman category of 'didactic.' How Romans thought to educate themselves and others about the world they controlled and lived in; Roman education as cultural, moral education. Authors and works might include Ovid's Ars Amatoria, Vitruvius' handbook on architecture, Lucretius' De rerum natura, Columella on farming. Students must have two years of Latin or equivalent. Instructor: Boatwright, Janan, Sosin, or Staff
LATIN 368S
Snapshots Of Rome Davis, N. Gregson 01 MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Soc/Psych 129

Course Description

Readings in Latin literature from a specific time period and historical context, such as the Age of Augustus; Nero and His Times; Life in the Late Republic; or the Fall of the Roman Empire. Emphasis on how literature and society construct and inform each other at critical moments in Roman history. Students must have two years of Latin or equivalent.Instructor: Boatwright, Janan, Woods, Staff
LATIN 524S
Epic, Lyric, And Elegy Janan, Micaela 01 WF 04:40 PM-05:55 PM Allen 229

Course Description

Detailed study of selections from one or more genre. Authors and readings might include Vergil, Ovid, Lucan, Statius' Thebaid and Silvae, Valerius Flaccus, Silius Italicus, Catullus, Horace, Tibullus, Propertius, Martial, Juvencus, medieval Latin court poetry and love lyric. Instructor: Janan

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