CLSC 232: Gods and Gladiators: The World of Ancient Rome
TR 10:00-11:15, Evelyn Adkins
(Cross listed as HSTY 232) The enduring significance of the Romans studied through their history, literature, art, and philosophy. Lectures and discussion.
CLSC 295: Medical Terminology
TR 10:00-11:15, Maddalena Rumor
A self-paced, computer-assisted course on the classical foundations (etymology) of modern English as well as the basic principles on which roots, prefixes, and suffixes combine to give precise meanings to composite words, which is then applied toward learning medical, biomedical and scientific terminology.
CLSC 320: Alexander the Great: Materials and Methods
MW 12:45-2:00, Rachel Sternberg
(Cross listed as CLSC 420, HSTY 320, and HSTY 420) This course is the Classics Departmental Seminar in the SAGES sequence (normally taken in the Spring semester of a major’s Junior year), though it can also be taken for regular credit in Classics or History by both undergraduate and graduate students. The seminar offers students a firm grounding in the discipline of Classics with an emphasis on the diverse materials (particularly primary source material), methods and approaches that can be brought to bear on the study of Greco-Roman antiquity. Students will read and discuss the ancient sources and contemporary scholarship on the enigmatic Alexander the Great drawn from various fields of classics, including history, archaeology, art history, philosophy, gender studies, epigraphy, numismatics, and the reception of Alexander. Based upon this, they will then write a research paper that employs conventions found in the field of Classics. Much of this training, however, will also be transferable to other fields and periods. Because the scope of the seminar moves (along with Alexander himself) beyond Europe and examines the historical foundations of the antagonism between East and West, this course qualifies as a Global and Cultural Diversity course.
CLSC 337: Ancient Medicine
TR 11:30-12:45, Maddalena Rumor
(Cross listed as ANEE 337, CLSC 437, HSTY 337, and HSTY 437) This course offers a general survey of the history of medicine from its origins in pre-historical times to Galen (2nd c. CE) with a view to gaining a better understanding of the path that eventually lead to modern medical practice. The various medical systems considered, including the ancient Babylonian, Egyptian, Jewish, Chinese, Ayurvedic, Greek and Roman traditions, will be examined through the study of primary and secondary sources, while key conceptual developments and practices are identified within their cultural and social context. Special issues, such as epidemics, women’s medicine, and surgery, are also explored and discussed.
AKKD 101: Beginning Akkadian I
TR 2:30-3:45, Maddalena Rumor
This course is the first of a sequence of two courses intended to cover the fundamentals of Akkadian grammar and a large number of the most common cuneiform signs encountered. A sample of texts (tablets) from the most important genres of cuneiform literature will be read.
GREK 101: Elementary Greek I
MWF 11:40-12:30, Rachel Sternberg
Beginning course in Greek language, covering grammar (forms and syntax) and the reading of elementary selections from ancient sources. Makes a start toward reading Greek authors.
GREK 201: Greek Prose Authors
TR 4:00-5:15, Timothy Wutrich
(Cross listed as GREK 401, WLIT 201 and WLIT 401) Readings from authors such as Plato, Lysias, Xenophon, and Herodotus.
GREK 380: Advanced Topics in Greek Literature
MW 12:45-2:00, Paul Hay
(Cross listed as GREK 480) Study and discussion of important authors, works, and topics not covered regularly. Content will reflect particular interests of students and faculty and timeliness of the topics.
LATN 102: Elementary Latin II
MWF 10:35-11:25, Paul Hay
An introduction to the elements of Latin: pronunciation, forms, syntax, vocabulary, and reading
LATN 202: Vergil
TR 2:30-3:45, Timothy Wutrich
(Cross listed as LATN 402, WLIT 232 and WLIT 432) Primarily readings from The Aeneid; selections from Vergil’s other work may be introduced at instructor’s discretion. Recommended preparation: LATN 201 or equivalent.
LATN 355: The Roman Novel
TR 1:00-2:15, Evelyn Adkins
(Cross listed as LATN 455) Readings from the two surviving Roman novels, Petronius’ Satyricon and Apuleius’ Metamorphoses or Golden Ass. There will also be discussion of the major themes and approaches to the Roman novel. Recommended preparation: LATN 200 level course or equivalent.