Duke University | Classical Studies:

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Spring 2015

Course Title Instructor Section Time Room
CLST 181S
Greek Civilization Jusino, Emily 01 MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Allen 318

Course Description

The culture of the ancient Greeks from the Bronze Age to Alexander the Great: art, literature, history, philosophy, and religion. Not open to students who have had, or are taking, Classical Studies 283. Instructor: Staff
CLST 181S
Greek Civilization Dudley, Robert 02 WF 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Allen 226

Course Description

The culture of the ancient Greeks from the Bronze Age to Alexander the Great: art, literature, history, philosophy, and religion. Not open to students who have had, or are taking, Classical Studies 283. Instructor: Staff
CLST 208S
Ancient Myth Janan, Micaela 01 MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Allen 229

Course Description

Myth in Ancient to Medieval contexts, from Homer and Hesiod to Boccaccio. Attention to nature of myth, its cultural functions, its adaptation to various literary forms, its reuse, possible interpretive approaches to myth, and its representation in art. Instructor: Woods, Janan or Staff
CLST 246
Roman Archaeology Jiménez, Alicia 01 MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Social Sciences 311

Course Description

This course surveys the Roman archaeology of Italy from the 5th century BCE to the end of the reign of Augustus (14 CE). It analyzes the role of material culture in the creation of social structures through the study of urbanism, landscapes, ancient technology, rituals and identity in Italy and the early Roman provinces. Instructor: Jim
CLST 250
Art Of Greece And Rome Mazurek, Lindsey 02 WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Crowell 107

Course Description

Explores profound influence of Greek and Roman artistic legacy on Western art. Innovations include portrait, Baroque style, large-scale painting, public baths, theater. Explore art and architecture of Greece and Rome in social and cultural context, including major technical and aesthetic innovations. Role of artistic agency and patronage. Starts with the Classical age and ends with Christian emperor Constantine. Instructor: Dillon
CLST 271
Hst Ancient Philosophy Ferejohn, Michael 01 TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM West Duke 202

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 275
Democracy: Ancient And Modern Atkins, Jed 01 TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Gross Hall 103

Course Description

Examines democracy in its ancient and modern forms, with special attention to Athenian and American democracy. Does modern democracy fulfill the promise of ancient democracy, or betray its fundamental tenets? Topics may include freedom, equality, and rights; democratic institutions; citizenship; rhetoric; democratic knowledge and decision-making; foreign policy; corruption; religion; and hope. Instructor: Atkins
CLST 284
Roman History Aldrup-MacDonald, John 01 MWF 08:45 AM-09:35 AM Perkins 071

Course Description

From the founding of Rome by Romulus to the founding of Constantinople by Constantine: social, cultural, and political history. Not open to students who have taken or are taking Classical Studies 182S. Instructor: Boatwright
CLST 366
Inventing Sickness González, José 01 TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Allen 103

Course Description

Exploration of conceptual developments that led to the emergence of medicine in ancient Greece as a science and an art and as a contentious subject of speculative discourse. We will situate these developments firmly within their corresponding cultural, intellectual, and social contexts. Concepts examined include: notions of disease; competing views of human anatomy and physiology; natural versus supernatural causation; the ethics of medical (non-)treatment and research; the rise of the doctor; dietetic, pharmacological, and surgical practices; the doctor-patient relationship. Instructor: Gonzalez
CLST 368S
The Afterlife Of Classics Davis, N. Gregson 01 TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Allen 306

Course Description

The appropriation of classical antiquity by later cultures and its reinterpreation by different audiences and for different purposes, with emphasis on the use of antiquity in the construction of social/cultural identities. Topics may include examination of various "classical revivals" in the arts, e.g., architecture, opera, epic; classics and ancient history in film; the use and miususe of ancient policital thought and structures to shape and interpret modern institutions and historical discourse. Instructor: Atkins, Janan, Woods, or staff
CLST 480S
Capstone Seminar Woods, J 01 TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Allen 229

Course Description

Specific aspects of the history, art, and literature of classical Greece and Rome. Open only to qualified juniors and seniors; some knowledge of classical studies and history desirable, but not strictly necessary; research paper required. Instructor: Staff
CLST 493
Research Independent Study Boatwright, Mary 02 F 3:45-4:45pm Allen 231

Course Description

Individual research in a field of special interest under the supervision of a faculty member, the central goal of which is a substantive paper or project containing significant analysis and interpretation of a previously approved topic. Open only to qualified juniors and seniors; for seniors, the paper or project may partially fulfill the requirements for graduation with distinction. Consent of instructor and director of undergraduate studies required. Instructor: Staff
CLST 543S
The Archaeology Of Death Jiménez, Alicia 01 Tu 04:40 PM-07:10 PM Allen 229

Course Description

Contextual study of material culture linked to funerary practices and traditions in the ancient Greek or Roman world. Topics may include funerary rituals, the ritualization of space around cities and in the countryside; ancestor cult and ancestor representation; monumental and not so monumental tombs, grave offerings and grave assemblages; public personas and funerary iconography: gender, age, occupation. Death in Greece/Rome and death in the provinces. Instructor: Jim
CLST 573S
Aristotle Ferejohn, Michael 01 M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM West Duke 204

Course Description

Selected topics. Instructor: Ferejohn
GREEK 102
Elementary Greek Zalin, Mackenzie 01 MWF 01:40 PM-02:30 PM Allen 229

Course Description

Second half of Greek 101,102. Instructor: Staff
GREEK 204
Adv Intermediate Greek Jusino, Emily 01 MWF 12:00 PM-12:50 PM Allen 229

Course Description

Introduction to Athenian Drama. Instructor: Staff
GREEK 332S
Greek Drama Jusino, Emily 01 MWF 12:00 PM-12:50 PM Allen 229

Course Description

Drama. Reading and interpretation of selected plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander, with attention to language, meter, staging, characteristic themes and conventions, and especially the cultural context of ancient drama and its use as an instrument and venue of public ethical and political debate. Must have 2 years of Greek (or equivalent). Instructor: Gonz
GREEK 524
Epic And Lyric González, José 01 TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Allen 229

Course Description

Readings in Greek epic and/or Lyric, with attention to language, meter, poetics, characterization, narrative structure, ancient and modern interpretation, traditions beyond Greece and Rome, epic poems as codifiers of socially constructed cultural norms, lyric construction, and examination of Greek cultural identity. Authors and works might include selections of fragmentary works, Pindar, Bacchylides, Callimachus, Theocritus, the Greek Anthology, and others. Instructor: Gonz
GREEK 582S
Greek Epigraphy Sosin, Joshua 01 WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Allen 229

Course Description

Introduction to the field of Greek Epigraphy, its history, methods, and place within the field of Classical Studies. Close attention to reading and translation of the variety of inscribed documentary and literary Greek. Instructor: Sosin
LATIN 102
Elementary Latin Shea, Timothy 01 MWF 08:45 AM-09:35 AM Allen 306

Course Description

Second half of Latin 101, 102. Instructor: Staff
LATIN 102
Elementary Latin Crews, Rex 02 MWF 12:00 PM-12:50 PM Physics 259

Course Description

Second half of Latin 101, 102. Instructor: Staff
LATIN 102
Elementary Latin Kim, Young Eun 03 MWF 03:20 PM-04:10 PM Keohane 4B 402 SEM

Course Description

Second half of Latin 101, 102. Instructor: Staff
LATIN 203
Intermediate Latin Graham, Theodore 01 MWF 03:20 PM-04:10 PM Bivins 114

Course Description

Politics and thought in the late Republic: Caesar and Cicero. Instructor: Boatwright or staff
LATIN 204
Adv Intermediate Latin Crews, Rex 01 MWF 10:20 AM-11:10 AM Allen 306

Course Description

The culture of Republican and Augustan Rome: selections from Cicero, Catullus, Vergil, Horace, Ovid or similar. Instructor: Staff
LATIN 304S
History And Biography Boatwright, Mary 01 WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Perkins 079

Course Description

Readings in one or more Roman historical works, illuminating key themes, periods, historiographical conventions, and especially ancient historiography's role as font of moral and ethical exempla. Authors might include Caesar, Sallust, Livy, Tacitus, Velleius, Ammianus Marcellinus, Gregory of Tours, Suetonius, vel sim. Students must have two years of Latin or equivalent. Instructor: Boatwright, Woods, or Staff
LATIN 307S
Phil And Lit In Antiquity Davis, N. Gregson 01 TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Allen 229

Course Description

Read and discuss literary works that incorporate philosophical concepts, theories, or doctrines; identify, understand, and assess the importance of these philosophical materials. In the process explore two broader questions: how does the literary setting either enhance or detract from the value of the philosophy? How does the philosophy either enhance or detract from the value of the literary work? Instructor: Davis
LATIN 580
Latin Literature Survey Atkins, Jed 01 TuTh 08:30 AM-09:45 AM Allen 229

Course Description

Instructor: Staff

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