Classical Studies

  • 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.
  • GRS CL 621: Reading Latin for Graduate Students
    Designed for graduate students in fields other than Classics who are preparing for language reading examinations. Develops a knowledge of the fundamentals of Latin grammar. Practice in translating passages. No previous knowledge of Latin required. Students will not receive graduate credit for this course, and there is no tuition charge.
  • GRS CL 699: Teaching College Classical Studies I
    The goals, contents, and methods of instruction in classical studies. General teaching-learning issues. Required of all teaching fellows.
  • GRS CL 710: The Classical Tradition in Modern Literature
    Graduate Prerequisites: graduate standing.
    Investigation into genres of classical provenance which were influential in English literature. Specific topics may vary. Topic for Spring 2017: Classical Translation and English Literature. The translation of Greek and Roman literature has formed a vital component of English literary history. This course examines select case studies of classical translation, together with readings on reception and translation theory. Required reading is all in English.
  • GRS CL 720: Latin Seminar
    Extensive readings in Latin authors. Specific topics may change. Topic for Fall 2016: Self and Community in the Late Republic and Early Empire. Readings in Latin epistolography and biography, including Cicero, Horace, Ovid, Seneca, Tacitus, Pliny, and Suetonius.
  • GRS CL 791: Greek Seminar
    Topic for Fall 2016: Aristophanes and Political Comedy. Knights and selections from Acharnians and Wasps in Greek; the basics of fifth-century comic style and form; modes of comic engagement with social and political life.
  • GRS CL 947: Directed Study in Ancient Greek and Latin History
    Directed study in a topic in ancient Greek and/or Latin history.
  • GRS CL 948: Directed Study in Ancient Greek and Latin History.
    Directed study in a topic in ancient Greek and/or Latin history.
  • GRS CL 957: Directed Study in Latin
    Directed study in a topic in Latin.
  • GRS CL 958: Directed Study in Latin
    Directed study in a topic in Latin.
  • GRS CL 967: Directed Study in Ancient Greek.
    Directed study in a topic in ancient Greek.
  • GRS CL 968: Directed Study in Ancient Greek
    Directed study in a topic in ancient Greek.
  • GRS CL 991: Directed Study in Classical Studies
    Directed study in a topic in classical studies.
  • GRS CL 992: Directed Study in Classical Studies
    Directed study in a topic in classical studies.