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Spring 2014

Course Title Instructor Section Time Room
CLST 181S
Greek Civilization Langenfeld, Kathryn 01 MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Perkins 2060

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 Graham, Theodore 02 TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Friedl Bdg 107

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 204
Ancient/medieval Epic Janan, Micaela 01 TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Allen 226

Course Description

Reading the major epics of antiquity in translation (Gilgamesh, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Vergil's Aeneid) and the European Middle Ages (Beowulf, Song of Roland, Dante's Inferno), emphasizing the changing definition and concept of the hero. Instructor: Gonz
CLST 248
Art/archaelogy Ancient Athens Dillon, Sheila 01 W 10:05 AM-12:35 PM Smith A233

Course Description

Monuments, archaeology, art, and topography of ancient Athens from the Archaic to the Roman period. Examination of the physical remains of the city and countryside to trace the development of one of the most important city-states in the Greek world and to understand its impact on western civilization. Case study in understanding the role of archaeology in reconstructing the life and culture of the Athenians. Instructor: Dillon
CLST 262
Ancient Athletes Bromberg, Jacques 01 TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Social Sciences 139

Course Description

The athletic festivals of the ancient Greeks and Romans are among the most enduring legacies of the Classical world, and provide a particularly accessible introduction to the study of antiquity. Through examination of literary and historiographical sources (in translation) and of the material remains at the ancient sites, this course introduces students to the origins and development of the major athletic contests (especially the Olympic Games), the methods and practicalities of ancient training, and the changing role of athletics in ancient and modern education, religion, and politics. We end with a survey of the modern Olympic movement, from the nineteenth century to the present. Instructor: Bromberg
CLST 284
Roman History Boatwright, Mary 01 WF 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Perkins 2071

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 322
The Historical Jesus Goodacre, Mark 01 MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Gross Hall 107

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 or staff
CLST 366
Inventing Sickness González, José 01 WF 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Perkins 2065

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 480S
Capstone Seminar Antonaccio, Carla 01 TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Allen 317

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 560
Etruscan Cities Forte, Maurizio 01 TuTh 08:30 AM-09:45 AM Smith A258

Course Description

Focuses on concept and definition of
CLST 590SL-1
Sp Top Greek Archaeology Dillon, Sheila 01 M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Smith A233

Course Description

Focused studies in Greek archaeology on specific themes, assemblages or problems. Offerings might include Homeric Archaeologies, Greek Sanctuaries, Hero Cult, War and Commemoration, Western Greece, vel sim. Instructor: Antonaccio
GREEK 102
Elementary Greek Johnson, William 01 MWF 01:40 PM-02:30 PM Allen 306

Course Description

Second half of Greek 101,102. Instructor: Staff
GREEK 204
Adv Intermediate Greek Sosin, Joshua 01 MWF 12:00 PM-12:50 PM Languages 208

Course Description

Introduction to Athenian Drama. Instructor: Staff
GREEK 328S
Lyric And Hellenistic Poetry Bromberg, Jacques 01 TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Allen 229

Course Description

Lyric and Hellenistic Poetry. Readings in Greek lyric and Hellenistic poetry. Possible authors and works include selected fragments from the major lyric poets, Pindar, Theocritus and/or others, particularly as they illuminate construction, testing, examination of Greek cultural identity. Must have 2 years of Greek (or equivalent). Instructor: Gonz
LATIN 102
Elementary Latin Vahl, Jessica 01 MWF 10:20 AM-11:10 AM Allen 318

Course Description

Second half of Latin 101, 102. Instructor: Staff
LATIN 102
Elementary Latin Smith-MacDonald, John 02 MWF 12:00 PM-12:50 PM Allen 226

Course Description

Second half of Latin 101, 102. Instructor: Staff
LATIN 102
Elementary Latin Young, Carl 03 MWF 01:40 PM-02:30 PM Allen 318

Course Description

Second half of Latin 101, 102. Instructor: Staff
LATIN 102
Elementary Latin Atkins, Jed 04 MWF 03:20 PM-04:10 PM Allen 318

Course Description

Second half of Latin 101, 102. Instructor: Staff
LATIN 203
Intermediate Latin Dudley, Robert 01 MWF 10:20 AM-11:10 AM Social Sciences 228

Course Description

Politics and thought in the late Republic: Caesar and Cicero. Instructor: Boatwright or staff
LATIN 204
Adv Intermediate Latin Robinson, Clifford 01 MWF 03:20 PM-04:10 PM Keohane 4B 402 SEM

Course Description

The culture of Republican and Augustan Rome: selections from Cicero, Catullus, Vergil, Horace, Ovid or similar. Instructor: Staff
LATIN 332S
Drama Woods, J 01 WF 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Social Sciences 119

Course Description

Readings in Roman Comedy and Tragedy. Special attention to Roman 'translation' and reception of the Greek literary tradition before it; the genre's illumination of social, economic, and cultural conditions; the form's scrutiny of core cultural ideals. Authors include Plautus, Terence, and Seneca. Instructor: Janan, Woods or staff
LATIN 390
Sp Top Latin Literature (top) Davis, N. Gregson 01 MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Allen 318

Course Description

Instructor: Staff
LATIN 580
Latin Literature Survey Davis, N. Gregson 01 MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Allen 229

Course Description

Instructor: Staff

What We Offer

For a complete listing of CLST courses, see the Undergraduate Bulletin

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  • Tomb of Caecilia Metella
  • Paestum 2
  • Acropolis
  • Hadrian's Villa 1
  • Rome
  • Morgantina 1
  • Agrigento 3
  • Pompeii 2
  • Roman Forum 1
  • Hadrian's Villa 2
  • Jake 2
  • Pantheon 2
  • pottery
  • pottery
  • Paestum 1
  • Agrigento 2
  • site
  • Morgantina 2
  • Pompeii 1
  • Jake 1