Duke University | Classical Studies:

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Fall 2014

Course Title Instructor Section Time Room
CLST 144
Principles Archaeology Forte, Maurizio 01 MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Languages 109

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 181SK
Greek Civ: Origins Of The West Johnson, William 01 MWTh 02:30 PM-04:10 PM DKU Conf 1095

Course Description

The culture of the ancient Greeks from the Bronze Age to Alexander the Great
CLST 283
Greek History Young, Carl 01 MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM East Duke 209

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 290
Special Topics Forte, Maurizio 01 MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM TBA

Course Description

Aimed at first and second-year students. Instructor: Staff
CLST 290
Special Topics Jiménez, Alicia 03 MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM Soc/Psych 129

Course Description

Aimed at first and second-year students. Instructor: Staff
CLST 304
Drama Of Greece & Rome Jusino, Emily 01 TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Allen 226

Course Description

Reading in translation selected tragedies (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Seneca) and comedies (Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, Terence) with emphasis on political, social, and cultural developments, contemporary theatrical practice, and later influence on world theater and other media. Instructor: Gonz
CLST 308
Greek And Roman Law Sosin, Joshua 01 WF 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Physics 047

Course Description

Law of Greece and Rome from the birth of the Greek polis and Rome's Twelve Tables to the Digest of Justinian. Coverage within the chronological boundaries via survey, case-studies, or a combination of both. Topics might include murder trials, political trials, civil law and procedure, family law, delict, religious "laws," oratory, and others. Instructor: Atkins or Sosin
CLST 346S
Classical Sculpture Mazurek, Lindsey 01 TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM East Duke 108

Course Description

Statues were "other population" of Greece and Rome. Portraits of athletes, generals, kings, emperors lined streets and filled markets. Why? What do statues do for people setting them up, for people viewing them? Seminar explores place of statues in Greek and Roman society, and relationship between context, style, and meaning. Course approaches materially thematically and contextually. Particular attention paid to changing physical, cultural, historical, political contexts in which statues were set up and in which they continued to operate for centuries. Instructor consent required. Instructor: Dillon
CLST 352
The Aegean Bronze Age Antonaccio, Carla 01 TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Old Chem 201

Course Description

Survey of Greek prehistory, from the final Neolithic to the end of the era in ca. 1200 BCE. Issues to be considered include the historicity of the Trojan War, the relationship of this period to later Greek history and cultural identity. Instructor: Antonaccio
CLST 371
Aristotle Ferejohn, Michael 01 TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Biddle 101

Course Description

Survey of principal topics in Aristotelian philosophy. Areas of study include metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, ethics, and political philosophy. Instructor: Ferejohn
CLST 556SL
Roman Topography Boatwright, Mary 01 MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
Tu 01:40 PM-02:40 PM
Perkins 071

Course Description

Advanced undergraduate and graduate seminar on ancient Rome
CLST 590SL-1
Sp Top Greek Archaeology Antonaccio, Carla 01 Th 02:30 PM-05:00 PM Nasher 119

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 101
Elementary Greek Zalin, Mackenzie 01 MWF 01:40 PM-02:30 PM Soc/Psych 128

Course Description

Structure of the language (grammatical forms, syntax, vocabulary, and pronunciation); introduction to reading. Instructor: Staff
GREEK 203
Intermediate Greek Jusino, Emily 01 MWF 03:20 PM-04:10 PM Languages 312

Course Description

Readings in classical Attic prose literature. Instructor: Staff
GREEK 312S
Oratory And Rhetoric González, José 01 WF 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Allen 229

Course Description

Oratory/Rhetoric. Exploration of the theory and practice of ancient oratory and rhetoric, especially as regards negotiation of power through public speech. Includes readings from Antiphon, Andocides, Lysias, Isocrates, Isaeus, Demosthenes, Gorgias, Alcidamas, Aristotle, Ps.-Longinus, Demetrios' On Style, and/or others. Must have 2 years of Greek (or equivalent). Instructor: Johnson, Gonz
GREEK 580
Greek Literature Survey González, José 01 WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Allen 229

Course Description

Instructor: Staff
LATIN 101
Elementary Latin Shea, Timothy 01 MWF 08:45 AM-09:35 AM 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 101
Elementary Latin Crews, Rex 02 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 101
Elementary Latin Kim, Young Eun 03 MWF 03:20 PM-04:10 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 Davis, N. Gregson 01 MWF 10:20 AM-11:10 AM Allen 226

Course Description

Politics and thought in the late Republic: Caesar and Cicero. Instructor: Boatwright or staff
LATIN 203
Intermediate Latin Dudley, Robert 02 MWF 12:00 PM-12:50 PM Allen 317

Course Description

Politics and thought in the late Republic: Caesar and Cicero. Instructor: Boatwright or staff
LATIN 203
Intermediate Latin Graham, Theodore 03 MWF 03:20 PM-04:10 PM Perkins 079

Course Description

Politics and thought in the late Republic: Caesar and Cicero. Instructor: Boatwright or staff
LATIN 336S
Satire Janan, Micaela 01 WF 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Allen 229

Course Description

Readings in Roman Satire with special attention to the genre's self-critical posture and its ethical critique of Roman culture and the Latin literary tradition. Authors might include Lucilius, Horace, Persius, and Juvenal. Students must have two years of Latin or equivalent. Instructors: Janan, Sosin, or staff
LATIN 368S
Snapshots Of Rome Davis, N. Gregson 01 MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Allen 229

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
LATIN 584S
Latin Palaeography Woods, J 01 Tu 08:45 AM-11:15 AM Allen 229

Course Description

Introduction to the field of Latin Palaeography, its history and methods; also the role of the book in the intellectual life of the medieval and Renaissance periods. Particular emphasis placed on learning to read Latin scripts from antiquity to the Renaissance. Instructor: Woods

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