Spring 2015 Classics Courses

The Classics Department offers a wide variety of courses through which learners can explore the Greco-Roman world. Courses are divided into three groupings: Classics in English (CLAS), Classics in Latin (LATN), and Classics in Greek (GREK). To see the course descriptions of current offerings, scroll down. If you are looking for a particular class, try the following links:


Classics in English (CLAS)

HONR 299 — Ancient Sexualities

TR 2:10–3:40 — Natoli

Systems of sexuality and gender in ancient Greece and Rome were very different from our own. The aim of this course is to explore the cultural construction of sexuality and gender in ancient Greece and Rome, approaching them through their depictions in the archaeological and literary record. We will consider questions such as the status of women and the context of misogyny, the multiple manners in which masculinity was constructed, the societal role of same-sex relations, the presentation and visualization of sexuality, desire, and the body. This interdisciplinary approach will allow us to gain an understanding of what Greek and Roman systems of sexuality and gender were, how they changed over time, and how they can be used to offer insights into the shaping of our own cultural and personal attitudes towards sexuality and gender. 3 hrs. Counts towards the Social Science AOK, WMST major or minor, and CLAS major or minor.


CLAS 223 — Mythology

TR 9:50 –11:20 — Natoli

The principal Greek and Roman myths concerning creation, the underworld, the gods, and the heroes will be read and interpreted with consideration given to their use in ancient and modern literature, art, and music. Three hours.


CLAS/HIST 226 — Warfare in Antiquity

TR 8:10–9:40 — G. Daugherty

Most of Ancient History is military history, and much of Greek and Roman art and literature treats wars, warriors and their impact on society. This course will examine the practice of warfare in the Greek Polis, the Macedonian Kingdoms, the Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire. Themes include the technical aspects (logistics, intelligence, strategy, naval warfare, and armor), but we will also examine the literary and artistic interpretations of war and the sociological and psychological aspects. No prior knowledge of military history or Greco/Roman history expected or required. Three hours.


CLAS 401 — Capstone

TBA — G. Daugherty

A culminating experience in which a Classics, Latin, or Greek major will integrate, extend, and apply knowledge and skills from the student’s general education and major programs. Enrollment is through a project contract which may include one of the following: student teaching in a Latin program, participation in a Classics Department Learning Community abroad, completion of a semester at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome or the College Year in Athens, participation in an approved archaeological excavation, participation in an approved internship, a departmental honors course, a research experience outside of a class (including SURF), or a significant research project completed in conjunction with a regularly scheduled major course. Prerequisites: senior status or junior status with consent of Chair. 0 hours.

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Classics in Latin (LATN)

LATN 112 — Elementary Latin II

MWF 8–9 — C. Daugherty

Further study of Latin grammar and the reading of selection of prose and poetry. Prerequisite: LATN 111 or pre–placement. Three hours.


LATN 212 — Intermediate Latin II

MWF 9:10–10:10 — G. Daugherty

An introduction to reading Latin poetry, especially epic. Prerequisite: LATN 211 or pre–placement. Three hours.


LATN 342 — Advanced Latin: Roman Satire

MWF 9:10–10:10 — Natoli

In this course, students will read selections of Roman Satiric Verse. Although the majority of the class will be spent on Horace and Juvenal, selections from Lucilius and Persius will also be considered. The aim of the class is to develop learners' Latin reading and comprehension skills through careful translation of assigned and unseen passages; to review the basic morphology and syntax learned in LATN 115 and 215 while introducing learners to new forms and syntax as they arise; to enhance command of Latin vocabulary; to introduce learners to the socio–literary and performance contexts of Roman Satiric verse; and to introduce learners to basic professional activities of Classicists. Prerequisite: LATN 212, 215, or placement. Three hours.

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Classics in Greek (GREK)

GREK 112 — Elementary Greek II

MWF 10:20–11:20 — Fisher

Further practice in the grammatical structures of the Greek language with increased emphasis upon the reading of simple Greek prose. Prerequisite: GREK 111. Three hours.


GREK 346: Advanced Greek: Greek New Testament

MWF 11:30–12:30 — G. Daugherty

Selections from the Gospels and the Pauline letters with special emphasis on problems of exegesis and historical criticism. Prerequisite: GREK 212 or 215. Three hours.

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