Fall 2020

Berkeley Art Museum IT75
Mario Telò
MWF
10:00 - 11:00

An introduction to essential aspects of the cultural and literary landscape of ancient Greece, from its rise to the end of the classical period.  Fulfills L&S Breadth in Arts & Literature, Historical Studies or Philosophy & Values.  3 hours lecture, 1 hour discussion section.


Moffitt 102
Kim S. Shelton
TuTh
9:30 - 11:00

An in-depth introduction to the material culture of the Ancient Greeks —architecture, sculpture, painting, and ceramics—from the Neolithic to the Hellenistic period.  Fulfills L&S Breadth in Arts & Literature or Historical Studies.  3 hours lecture, 1 hour discussion section.


Dwinelle 211
Dylan Sailor
M
3:00 - 4:00

Reading and discussion of a landmark of world literature, the ancient Roman novel by Apuleius entitled The Golden Ass.


Kim S. Shelton
Tu
3:00 - 4:00

An opportunity to analyze the romantic legends, figures, and stereotypes of archaeology and to discover the exciting real elements and adventures of today’s archaeologist. 


VLSB 2060
G.R.F. (John) Ferrari
TuTh
12:30 - 2:00

An introduction to ancient Greek philosophy through study of Plato, Aristotle, and the most important of the schools of thought that succeeded themFulfills L&S Βreadth in Historical Studies or Philosophy & Values.  3 hours lecture, 1 hour discussion section. 


VLSB 2060
Trevor Murphy
MW
12:00 - 2:00

An exploration of major themes from the literature and culture of ancient Greece, the Hebrew Bible, ancient Rome, and early Christianity that have been of special significance for the subsequent development of Western Civilization.  5 units.  Fulfills R&C a or b as well as L&S Breadth in Arts & Literature, Historical Studies, or Social & Behavioral Sciences.


Doe 425
Christopher Hallett
M
2:00 - 5:00

Important people in Greek and Roman society were commemorated both in honorific portraits and in celebratory biographies.  This class seeks to compare and contrast sculpted portraits and biographical accounts of a diverse selection of famous figures from antiquity, including politicians, philosophers, and poets.  Fulfills L&S Breadth in Arts & Literature.


Dwinelle 209
Nikolaos Papazarkadas
MWF
1:00 - 2:00

From Neolithic hamlet to democratic superpower, and from obscure Ottoman town to capital of modern Greece, Athens has been inhabited continuously for almost 5,000 years.  This course will focus in particular on Athens’ development in the period from ca. 700 BCE to the 6th century CE.  Fulfills L&S Breadth in Arts & Literature

VLSB 2070
MWF
11:00 - 12:00

VLSB 2038
MWF
1:00 - 2:00

VLSB 2032
Dylan Sailor
MWF
1:00 - 2:00

Careful reading of Xenophon's Anabasis and Plato's Apology, coupled with grammar review and some English-to-Greek composition.  Fulfills L&S Breadth in Arts & Literature or Philosophy & Values.


Dwinelle 251
Mark Griffith
MWF
2:00 - 3:00

Reading of Sophocles' Trachiniai (The Women of Trachis) in Greek. While our primary focus will be the accurate translation and understanding of the text, we will also be concerned with Greek tragedy as a cultural form and with the social and cultural context of classical Athens that produced this play.

 


Dwinelle 283
G.R.F. (John) Ferrari
MWF
9:00 - 10:00

In this course we will consider the accounts of poetry (or, more generally, of literature) found in Plato's Ion and in portions of Republic Books 2-3 and Book 10.  Texts will be read in the original ancient Greek.


VLSB 2066
Nikolaos Papazarkadas
MWF
11:00 - 12:00
Barrows 174
MTuWTh
10:00 - 11:00

Cory 285
MTuWTh
11:00 - 12:00

Evans 2
MTuWTh
1:00 - 2:00

VLSB 2062
MWF
11:00 - 12:00

Dwinelle 179
Duncan MacRae
MWF
3:00 - 4:00

An introduction to the Latin of Cicero and Caesar, two of the greatest writers of Latin prose literature and leading actors in the dramatic fall of the Roman Republic, coupled with grammar review and exercises designed to develop and strengthen your Latin reading.  Fulfills L&S Breadth in Arts & Literature or Historical Studies.


Dwinelle 259
Trevor Murphy
MWF
9:00 - 10:00

Barrows 104
Dylan Sailor
TuTh
12:30 - 2:00

Reading of Lucretius' poem De rerum natura, part in Latin and its entirety in English translation. Discussion of the poem and of contemporary critical interpretations of it.  Fulfills L&S Breadth in Arts & Literature or Philosophy

Doe 308C
Ellen Oliensis
TuTh
11:00 - 12:30

Survey of Latin literature, from Plautus to Ovid.


Bancroft 371
Todd Hickey
Tu
2:00 - 5:00

Doe 308C
Kathleen McCarthy
Th
2:00 - 5:00

An introduction to the genre of Roman comedy, with special focus on representations of power within the household.


Doe 308C
Mario Telò
M
2:00 - 5:00

An exploration of ideas of crisis and disaster—psychological and ecological—in Euripides’ Hippolytus and Bacchae, their reception, and various trends in critical theory.