Classical Studies: incl. Classical Civilization and Tradition (in English), Ancient Greek, and Latin

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  • CAS CL 101: The World of Greece
    The literature, philosophy, art, and culture of ancient Greece and their impact on the Western tradition. Topics covered include the emergence of epic poetry; art and lyric in the Archaic Age; drama, architecture, philosophy, and political developments of classical Athens and Greece. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS CL 102: The World of Rome
    An introduction to the world of the ancient Romans, as viewed in their literature, culture, and art. Discusses their origins, army, family life, religion, and education, and their legacy in our own time. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS CL 104: Greek and Latin Roots of the English Language
    The historical development of English with the focus on its Greek and Latin borrowings, including the vocabulary of medicine, law, and the humanities. Discusses the meaning of words that shape our perception of the world.
  • CAS CL 111: Beginning Latin 1
    Introduction to grammar, forms, and vocabulary of classical Latin.
  • CAS CL 112: Beginning Latin 2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CL 111; or equivalent.
    Further study of Latin grammar, forms, and vocabulary.
  • CAS CL 161: Beginning Greek 1
    Introduction to grammar, forms, and vocabulary of ancient Greek.
  • CAS CL 162: Beginning Greek 2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CL 161; or equivalent.
    Further study of ancient Greek grammar, forms, and vocabulary.
  • CAS CL 202: Warfare in Antiquity
    Examines both strategic and tactical aspects of warfare in antiquity, as well as the political, social, and economic factors that shaped or derived from the experience of ancient battle. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS CL 205: Origins of Writing
    This course is about the origin and development of Greek and Roman alphabets, presented against a panorama of many writing systems used across the globe. It has a considerable linguistic component supplemented by historical information about various languages and cultures. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. Also offered as CAS LX 205.
  • CAS CL 206: Women in Antiquity
    An overview of the image and reality of women's lives in antiquity (with a focus on women in Classical Greece). Topics include: the role of women in ancient religion; images of the female in mythology; ancient ideas of love and sexuality; the family in ancient Athens and Sparta. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS CL 211: Intermediate Latin 1: Prose
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CL 112; or equivalent.
    Reading of selections from Latin prose. Authors read may include Caesar, Cicero, Livy, Petronius, and Pliny.
  • CAS CL 212: Intermediate Latin 2: Poetry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CL 211; or equivalent.
    Reading of selections from Latin poetry. Authors read may include Catullus, Ovid, and Vergil.
  • CAS CL 213: Greek and Roman Mythology
    A general introduction to the myths of the ancient classical world, with particular regard to the patterns of experience, both religious and psychological, from which they evolved. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS CL 216: Greek and Roman Religion
    Survey of ancient Greek and Roman religions and their development from earliest beginnings to the eclipse of paganism. Theories and practices of these religions, comparisons with other religions, and relationships to Judaism and Christianity. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS CL 317. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS CL 221: Greek History
    Introduction to the political, social, and economic history of Greece from the earliest historical period through the death of Alexander the Great. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS CL 321. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS CL 222: Roman History
    Introduction to the political, social, and economic history of Rome from the foundation of the city through the fall of the western empire. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS CL 322. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS CL 224: Greek Drama in Translation
    The history and development of ancient Greek theater; study of important plays in the genres of tragedy, comedy, and satyr drama by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS CL 324. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS CL 226: Ancient Epic in Translation
    Studies, in translation, the tradition of Greek and Roman epic: heroic, cosmogonic, didactic. Possible authors include Hesiod, Homer, Apollonius, Aratus, Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, Lucan, Statius. Focus on the social context, values, structure and narrative of each poem. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS CL 326.
  • CAS CL 229: Roman Comedy
    Selected plays. Explores the Roman adaptation of Greek comic forms, the development of a Roman point of view, practical aspects of staging plays, and the influence of early Roman comedy on later literature. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS CL 329.
  • CAS CL 261: Intermediate Greek 1: Prose
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CL 162; or equivalent.
    Reading of selections from Greek prose. Authors read may include Plato and Lysias, as well as selections from the New Testament.