Fall 2021

Dwinelle 145
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.  CCN 32194


Dwinelle 219
Kim S. Shelton
ThTh
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
Anthony Long
Tu
11:00-12:00

In this seminar we will read and discuss some essays by the Roman Stoic authors Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. We will focus particularly on their teaching about how to manage one's emotions, and make the best of oneself in all times, good and bad.seminar is part of the Food for Thought Seminar Series.


Dwinelle 251
Duncan MacRae
F
2:00-3:00

From the early days of film to very recent Hollywood blockbusters, ancient Greek and Roman history and culture has been a popular subject and influence for film-makers. In this freshman seminar we will watch and discuss a selection of films that depict and transform the ancient world. Freshman seminar; 1 unit.  CCN 32196


Dwinelle 259
Dylan Sailor
M
2:00 - 3:00

Reading and discussion of Lucretius' On the Nature of the Universe. Freshman seminar; I unit. CCN 32227


Social Sciences Building 180
Trevor Murphy
MWF
3:00 - 4:00

An introduction to Greek and Roman epics focusing on the Iliad, Odyssey, and Aeneid, with an emphasis on reading and interpreting these poems in their cultural contexts.  One midterm, a term paper, and a final exam.


Dwinelle 204
Kathleen McCarthy
TuTh
11:00 - 12:30

Explore the social dynamics of comedy in ancient Greece and Rome.  We'll read plays, satires, and novels in order to understand the ways that comedy subverts and/or strengthens the power structures of ancient (and modern) societies.  CCN 32693


Mulford 159
G. R. F. (John) Ferrari and Trevor Murphy
MW
12:00 - 2:00

Themes from the literature & culture of ancient Greece, the Hebrew Bible, ancient Rome, and early Christianity significant for Western civilization's development. Fulfills R&C A or B plus L&S Breadth in Arts & Literature OR Philosophy & Values OR Social & Behavioral Sciences. 5 units. 


Social Sciences Building 185
J. T. Peña
TuTh
11:00 - 12:30

A broad-based survey of the nature of economic life in the Roman Empire and the various forms of evidence, methods and theories that archaeologists and historians employ to learn about this.


Doe Library 425
Christopher Hallett
M
9:00 - 12:00

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. CCN 32203

Wheeler 106
MWF
11:00-12:00

The first half of a two-semester language sequence equipping students to read ancient Greek, the language of Homer, Sappho, Sophocles, and Plato; can be taken independently or in conjunction with Greek 2.


Social Sciences Building 185
MWF
1:00-2:00

The first half of a two-semester language sequence equipping students to read ancient Greek, the language of Homer, Sappho, Sophocles, and Plato; can be taken independently or in conjunction with Greek 2.


Dwinelle 206
Dylan Sailor
MWF
1:00-2:00

Attic Greek prose reading and grammar review.  Fulfills L&S breadth in Arts & Literature or Philosophy & Values.


Dwinelle 104
Mario Telò
MWF
12:00-1:00

A close reading of a neglected play of Euripides, Suppliant Women, which thematizes migration and mourning. Meets L&S Breadth for Arts & Literature.


Doe Library 308C
G. R. F. (John) Ferrari
MW
9:30-11:00

Reading and discussion of Plato's Symposium, one of his most enduring and influential dialogues.  Note: course experience in ancient Greek language equivalent to three semesters of study is a prerequisite. Meets L&S Breadth for Arts & Literature OR Philosophy & Values.

Requirements: regular participation in class, midterm, four-page term-paper, final exam.

Dwinelle 235
MTuWThF
10:00-11:00

The first half of a two-semester language sequence preparing students to read Classical Latin; can be taken independently or in conjunction with Latin 2. 


online instruction
TBD
MTuWTh
11:00-12:00

The first half of a two-semester language sequence preparing students to read Classical Latin; can be taken independently or in conjunction with Latin 2.  This section will meet ON LINE.


Social Sciences Building 54
MTuWTh
1:00-2:00

The first half of a two-semester language sequence preparing students to read Classical Latin; can be taken independently or in conjunction with Latin 2. 


Social Sciences Building 581
MWF
11:00-12:00

The second half of a two-semester language sequence equipping students to read and translate Classical Latin.


Dwinelle 104
Trevor Murphy
MWF
9:00-10:00

Selections from Caesar and Cicero with the aim of learning to read Latin with understanding and enjoyment.  Review of morphology, syntax, and vocabulary to improve reading facility. Fulfills L&S Breadth in Arts & Literature or Historical Studies.

 


Dwinelle 189
Kathleen McCarthy
TuTh
2:00-3:30

An opportunity to read in Latin extensive selections from Vergil's Aeneid, with support for learning about Vergil's language and meter, and also the broader historical and literary questions that the poem raises. Meets L&S Breadth for Arts & Literature.


Dwinelle 210
Ellen Oliensis
TuTh
9:30 - 11:00

Close reading (partly in Latin, partly in English) and discussion of three plays by Plautus. Fulfills L&S breadth in Arts & Literature.

Doe Library 308C
Leslie Kurke
MW
11:00-12:30

A sequence of readings and lectures on Greek literature.


Doe Library 308C
Ellen Oliensis
TuTh
12:30-2:00

Selected readings in the canon of 20th-century theory, coupled with examples of classical scholarship that more or less self-consciously put these theories to work.


Doe Library 308C
Leslie Kurke
F
2:00-5:00

A study of the interplay of mythical thinking and formal literary expression in texts of all kinds in the Greco-Roman world.


Dwinelle 2303
Susanna Elm and Duncan MacRae
Tu
9:00-12:00

Focusing on a selection of texts and events from the early to the later Roman empire this seminar will investigate forms of communal decisions on matters “religious.”


Doe Library 308C
J. Theodore Pena
Th
2:00-5:00

Advanced study of ancient Greek art objects and sites.


Doe Library 308C
Duncan MacRae
F
11:00-1:00

This course focuses on pedagogy for the teaching of Classics and the pre-modern world more broadly. The course will balance practical help for GSIs in their first semester of teaching with consideration on the larger questions raised by teaching antiquity.