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

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  • CAS CL 502: Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Literature
    Topics vary. Open to advanced undergraduate and graduate students. The literature studied is read in its original language, either ancient Greek or Latin, so advanced skill in the appropriate language is required. Please contact the instructor if you are unsure whether you have the appropriate knowledge of the language. Topic for Fall 2016: Reading Thucydides in Greek. This seminar involves a close reading of Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War. In studying selections of this greatest and most difficult historian of antiquity, our focus is heavily philological -- grammar, syntax, style, and translation. Also offered as CAS CL 461 A1.
  • CAS CL 520: Studies in Latin Literature
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CL 351.
    Topic for Spring 2016: The Aeneid's Reception. This course expands upon the examination of Vergil's Aeneid begun in CAS CL 451/502 A1 in Fall 2015, and examines the epic's later influence.
  • CAS CL 522: Survey of Latin Literature II
    Survey of Latin authors focusing on the period of the early Empire; introduction to classical scholarship. For advanced students wishing to increase their language skills through extensive reading.
  • CAS CL 530: Latin Prose Composition
    Practice in set and free composition of Latin prose, aimed at developing advanced language proficiency.
  • CAS CL 561: Survey of Greek Literature 1
    Reading course designed to study the history of Greek literature through a chronological survey of representative authors and genres: Homer through the archaic age.
  • CAS CL 562: Survey of Greek Literature 2
    Reading course designed to study the history of Greek literature through a chronological survey of representative authors and genres: Classical through Hellenistic period.
  • CAS CL 563: Greek Prose Composition
    Close study of exemplary Greek prose as the basis for original composition in Greek of sentences and short passages, then more extensive prose pieces.