In this class, we will attempt to understand the Greeks on their own terms, in their own words, by reading a selection of their most famous and influential surviving works and situating these works in their historical context. Fulfills L&S Breadth in Arts & Literature, Historical Studies, or Philosophy & Values.
Who are the Romans? How has their culture impacted our world today? This course will delve into the literature and history of ancient Rome, as well as its contemporary reception. Fulfills L&S Breadth in Arts & Literature, Historical Studies, or Philosophy & Values.
In this course we will explore the stories the ancient Greeks told about their gods and heroes. Our focus will be on the tellings of Greek myths in ancient literature, but we will also look at the pervasive influence of Greek myth on later literary and artistic traditions. Fulfills L&S Breadth in Arts & Literature or Philosophy & Values.
Since its founding over forty years ago, the Greek Workshop has successfully guided thousands of students to proficiency in Ancient Greek. If you want to be able to read the language that Socrates used to defend himself during his trial, that Odysseus used when he outwitted the Cyclops, and that Lucian used in crafting the first science fiction novel, the Greek Workshop will give you the skills that you need to do so. Further details on this summer's Greek Workshop are here.