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Classics & Archaeology

Classical Civilizations


The following require no knowledge of the Latin or Greek languages:

200 Classical Epic
3 Semester Hours

The Iliad, Odyssey, Argonautica, and Aeneid.
398 Special Studies
1-3 Semester Hours


210 Greek Tragedy
3 Semester Hours

The plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and
Euripides.
399 Independent Studies
1-3 Semester Hours



220 Ancient Comedy
3 Semester Hours

The plays of Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus,
and Terence.
415 Special Topics in Classical
Civilizations
3 Semester Hours

This course may be repeated for credit.
230 Ancient Historians
3 Semester Hours

The works of Herodotus, Thucydides, Livy,
and Tacitus.




450 The Axial Age
3 Semester Hours

A study of the philosophy and culture of
Eurasia in the 6th and 5th centuries B.C.,
with special emphasis on the great
teachers of the Age: Socrates, Zoroaster, the
later Hebrew Prophets, the Buddha,
Confucius, and Laozi.
298 Special Studies
1-3 Semester Hours




451 Classical Mythology
3 Semester Hours

Study of the basic myths and myth patterns
of the Greeks and Romans and their
mythological heritage in Western traditions.
299 Independent Studies
1-3 Semester Hours





452 Sex and Gender in Classical
Antiquity
3 Semester Hours

Study of the status and roles of women in
classical Greece and Rome, as well as other
gender issues.
301 Greek Civilization
3 Semester Hours

A survey of Hellenic civilization from its origins
in the Bronze Age until the Hellenistic period,
encompassing the study of archaeology,
history, literature, religion, philosophy, and
the fine arts.
454 Greek Cinema
3 Semester Hours

A study of some of the greatest Greek films in
their modern political and social setting, with
an emphasis on contemporary cultural
identity and its roots in the western tradition.

302 Roman Civilization
3 Semester Hours

A survey of Roman civilization from its origins
in the Iron Age to the collapse of the empire,
encompassing the study of archaeology,
history, literature, religion, philosophy, and
the fine arts.
455 The Ancient World on Film
3 Semester Hours

A study of the uses of Greco-Roman myth
and history in cinema.  The course introduces
students to the comparative study of
literature and film across different cultures,
languages, and genres.
304 Art and Architecture of Ancient
Greece
3 Semester Hours

A survey of the significant monuments of art
and architecture of ancient Greece, from the
Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Period, with an
emphasis on form and function in the
cultural context.
498 Special Studies
1-3 Semester Hours







306 Art and Architecture of Ancient
Rome
3 Semester Hours

A survey of the significant monuments of art
and architecture of ancient Rome, from the
Etruscan period to the Age of Constantine,
with an emphasis on form and function in the
cultural context.
499 Independent Studies
1-3 Semester Hours







353 Religions of the Greeks and Romans
3 Semester Hours

Study of the religious practices and beliefs of
the Greeks and Romans from the archaic
period to the triumph of Christianity.
500 Senior Thesis
3 Semester Hours

The topic for the senior thesis will be selected
by the student in consultation with a faculty
advisor.