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Classical Studies (A)

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Classical Studies 1000 - Classical Civilization
An introduction to the ancient world, with emphasis on the cultural and social life and achievements of Greece and Rome. Among the topics to be considered are: magic, religion, philosophy, literature, archaeology, architecture, art, the structure of society and the position of women, slavery, everyday life, law, sport, warfare, medicine.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course
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Classical Studies 2200 - Classical Mythology
A study of Greek and Roman mythology, with some reference to its influence in modern European literature.
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Classical Studies 2300 - Sport and Recreation in the Ancient World
A study of the nature of sport and recreation, and of the attitudes towards them in the societies of the ancient world, principally Greece and Rome.
Antirequisite(s): Classical Studies 3903G if taken in Winter 2009.  
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Classical Studies 2302A/B - Greek and Roman Education
Ancient educational theory and practice against the background of social and cultural developments from Homer to Augustine, together with comparisons between ancient and modern educational ideas.
Antirequisite(s): The former Classical Studies 123.
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Classical Studies 2700A/B - Technology and Engineering in the Ancient World
A survey of technological and engineering principles in antiquity; of materials including their development and applications; of machinery in all its variety and of "missed opportunities".
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Classical Studies 2800A/B - Greek and Latin Elements in English
This course is intended as a practical means of enhancing English vocabulary through a systematic study of the contribution of the Classical languages to modern English, including the vocabulary of the sciences.
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Classical Studies 2850A/B - Ancient Rome in Hollywood Epic Films
This course deals with Hollywood epic films of the 1950s and 1960s set in Roman antiquity, as well as more recent treatments of the genre. Topics include cinematic uses of the past; differences between history and Hollywood mythology; and how the portrayal of cinematic Rome has changed over time.
Antirequisite(s): The former Classical Studies 292a/b (if taken in 2002-03, 2003-04) or Film Studies 194a/b (if taken in 2002-03, 2003-04).
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Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
Screening of films will be scheduled outside of class time.
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Classical Studies 2900 - Special Topics in Classical Studies
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Classical Studies 2901 - Special Topics in Classical Studies
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Classical Studies 2902A/B - Special Topics in Classical Studies
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Classical Studies 2903A/B - Special Topics in Classical Studies
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Classical Studies 2904A/B - Special Topics in Classical Studies
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Classical Studies 2905A/B - Special Topics in Classical Studies
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Classical Studies 2906A/B - Special Topics in Classical Studies
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Classical Studies 2907A/B - Special Topics in Classical Studies
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Classical Studies 2908A/B - 2909A/B - Special Topics in Classical Studies
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Classical Studies 3100E - Greek and Roman Drama
A selection of major plays studied principally as works of drama and on a thematic basis. Problems of staging and production in the ancient theatre will be considered, along with modern attempts to recreate the plays under wholly different circumstances. (Offered by this Department but counts as equivalent of the former English 285E†for students in Honors English programs.)
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Prerequisite(s): Classical Studies 1000, Latin 2000 or the former Latin 222, Greek 2000 or the former Greek 222, or English 1020E or English 1024E or the former English 026.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.
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Classical Studies 3102F/G - The Ancient Novel
A study of the prose fiction of the Greek and Roman world.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Classical Studies 3110F/G - Greek Epic
This course will consider the tradition of epic poetry in Ancient Greece through a reading of the central texts, focusing on the Iliad and the Odyssey. The lectures will seek not only to examine the particular characteristics of each poem, but also to situate these texts within the larger framework of literary and cultural history.
Antirequisite(s): The former Classical Studies 3101F/G and Classical Studies 3906F if taken in 2009.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Classical Studies 3150F/G - Latin Epic
In this course we will read (in translation) two major Roman poems: Virgil's Aeneid and Ovid's Metamorphoses. We will use them as the basis for discussions on many different topics, including mythology, literary and cultural history, rhetorical devices, and the history of poetry.
Antirequisite(s): The former Classical Studies 3101F/G and Classial Studies 3904G if taken in 2010.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Classical Studies 3151F/G - The Age of Augustus
A political, cultural, and literary history of Rome from the assassination of Julius Caesar to the ascension of Tiberius. Readings from secondary sources will complement our study of Augustan coinage, sculpture, painting, monuments, poetry and prose. What can we conclude about the ideology of the age? What made it unique?
Antirequisite(s): The former Classical Studies 294G if taken in 2007 and Classical Studies 293G if taken in 2008.
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Classical Studies 3200F/G - Religious Life in Ancient Greece and Rome
This course examines the religious practices of a variety of cults in Greco-Roman antiquity, studying the ways in which these were influenced by features such as magic, philosophical thought, politics and culturally specific expectations of class and gender.
Antirequisite(s): The former Classical Studies 237E.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Classical Studies 3201F/G - Themes in Classical Mythology
This course examines ideas emerging from Greek and Roman myths, such as creative strife, archetypal features of heroes/heroines, and the curious connection between death and sexuality. It will also look at how myths were (and continue to be) integrated into society, conferring identity and being useful for purposes of propaganda.
Antirequisite(s): The former Classical Studies 237E.
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Classical Studies 3300F/G - Ancient Greek and Roman Sexuality
This course is designed to give students insight into ancient Greek and Roman sexuality using the artistic evidence of erotic vase-paintings, sculpture, wall-paintings, and everyday objects in combination with ancient literary sources on sexual themes. Topics examined include phallic symbolism, homosexuality, prostitution, male-to-female lovemaking, hermaphrodites, and transvestism.
Antirequisite(s): The former Classical Studies 294F/G (if taken in 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04).
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Classical Studies 3302E - Greek and Roman Warfare
This course explores why people fight and examines three profound military revolutions in the Near East, Greece and Rome. Topics include the Greco-Persian and the Peloponnesian Wars and the expansion of the Roman Empire. Attention will also be given to the careers of Alexander the Great, Hannibal and Caesar.
Antirequisite(s): The former Classical Studies 292E if taken in 2005-06 and Classical Studies 290E if taken in 2007-08.
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Classical Studies 3310F/G - Women in Ancient Greece
An investigation of the construction of gender and the lives of women in ancient Greece. The evidence of texts and images from Greek antiquity will be considered from a variety of theoretical perspectives.
Antirequisite(s): The former Classical Studies 232E.
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Classical Studies 3350F/G - Women in Ancient Rome
An investigation of the construction of gender and the lives of women in ancient Rome. The evidence of texts and images from Roman antiquity will be considered from a variety of theoretical perspectives.
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Classical Studies 3400E - Greek and Roman History
(Classical Studies 3400E, 3410E or 3450E counts as a principal course towards the Honors Specialization in History). A survey course emphasizing the 5th century B.C., 1st centuries B.C. and A.D., with introductory lectures on historical methodology and the Ancient Near East.
Antirequisite(s): The former Classical Studies 140E or 141E.  
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Classical Studies 3410E - Greek History
(Classical Studies†3400E, 3410E or 3450E counts as a principal course towards the Honors Specialization in History) A survey of the history of Greece from the Bronze Age to the death of Cleopatra. By analyzing the social and political structures we will explore the reasons for the tremendous success of this civilization. Special emphasis will be given to interpreting and understanding the ancient source material.
Antirequisite(s): Classical Studies 3400E or the former Classical Studies 275E.
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Classical Studies 3450E - Roman History
(Classical Studies 3400E,3410E or 3450E counts as a principal course towards the Honors Specialization in History) This course is a survey of Roman history from the founding of the city in the eighth century BCE to the decline of Roman power in the late empire. The course is intended as a mixture of Roman history (chronological narrative) and analysis of primary source material.
Antirequisite(s): Classical Studies 3400E, or the former Classical Studies 275E.
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Classical Studies 3500F/G - Greek and Roman Painting
A survey of Greek and Roman panel and wall painting, focusing on examples from Classical Athens, royal Macedonian tombs, and frescos of the Late Republic and Early Empire in Rome and Pompeii and Herculaneum.† Emphasis will be placed on the social and historical meaning of these panel and wall paintings.
Antirequisite(s): The former Classical Studies 295F if taken in 2007 and Classical Studies 3903G if taken in 2010.
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Classical Studies 3520E - Greek Archaeology: Prehistoric to Classical
A cultural survey of ancient Greece based on archaeological evidence focusing on selected aspects of Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations and the Classical city-state.
Antirequisite(s): The former Classical Studies 150.
Prerequisite(s): Classical Studies 1000 or VAH 2247E.
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Classical Studies 3550E - The Archaeology of Rome and Her Empire
An examination of the archaeological evidence pertaining to the founding of Rome, the development of the city, and the extension of Roman culture across western Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Antirequisite(s): The former Classical Studies 150.
Prerequisite(s): Classical Studies 1000, VAH 2247E or the former VAH 349F/G.
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Classical Studies 3610F/G - Greek Political Thought: Homer to Thucydides
In this course we examine ancient Greek discourse about the city-state or polis. Readings (in translation) are drawn from Homer, Hesiod, Solon, Herodotus, Aeschylus, and Thucydides. For these works, we will consider the relation between force, rationality, virtue, personal honor, justice, and the political organization of the community.
Antirequisite(s): Classical Studies 3900E if taken in 2008-09.
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Classical Studies 3612F/G - Greek Political Thought: Plato to Aristotle
In this course we examine ancient Greek discourse about the city-state or polis. Readings (in translation) include Platoís Republic and Aristotleís Nicomachean Ethics and Politics. For these works, we will consider the themes of force, rationality, virtue, personal honor, happiness, justice, and the political organization of the community.
Antirequisite(s): Classical Studies 3900E if taken in 2008-09.
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Classical Studies 3900E - Special Topics in Classical Studies
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Classical Studies 3901E - Special Topics in Classical Studies
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Classical Studies 3902E - Special Topics in Classical Studies
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Classical Studies 3903F/G-3906F/G - Special Topics in Classical Studies
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Classical Studies 4410F/G - Selected Topics in Greek History
Attention will be focused on a specific period of Greek history. Original source material will be studied and analyzed.
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Classical Studies 4450F/G - Selected Topics in Roman History
A specific period of Roman history will be studied, with use of original literary, numismatic and inscriptional sources.
Antirequisite(s): The former Latin 475a/b.
Prerequisite(s): Classical Studies 3400E or 3410E or the former Classical Studies 141E or Classical Studies 3450E    
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Classical Studies 4510F/G - Special Topics in Greek Archaeology
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Prerequisite(s): Classical Studies 3520E or VAH 2247E.
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Classical Studies 4550F/G - Special Topics in Roman Archaeology
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Prerequisite(s): Classical Studies 3550E or the former VAH 349F/G.
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Classical Studies 4900A/B - Selected Topics in Classical Studies
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Classical Studies 4999E - Honors Thesis
Instruction in selection of topic, directed readings, research and writing of thesis. Restricted to fourth year students normally registered in the Honors Specialization in Classical Studies with a modular average of at least 80%. Effective 2013, application to the Undergraduate Chair of Classical Studies will be required by the April preceding the studentís final year.
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Prerequisite(s): At least 1.0 course at the 3000-level in the discipline area of the thesis topic and permission of Department.
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1 tutorial hour, 1.0 course
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Academic Calendar 2012 UNDERGRADUATE COURSE INFORMATION Classical Studies (A)
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