Courses for incoming students

Students beginning Dartmouth in Fall of 2019 may be especially interested in these fall courses:

CLST 4 - Classical Mythology

Provides an introduction to the myths of the ancient Greeks and Romans through their representation in literary and visual art. Most of the readings are from Greek and Latin primary sources in translation, ranging from Homer and Hesiod to Ovid and Virgil. Visual culture will get extensive coverage through explorations of artistic objects that represent or are influenced by Greco-Roman mythsQuestions? Contact Professor Oppen ([email protected])

CLST 6 - Introduction to Classical Archaeology

Introduces the basic methods and principles of Classical archaeology. Students will acquire an appreciation of the development of material culture in the Mediterranean world from prehistory to the collapse of the Roman Empire. Questions? Contact Professor Hruby ([email protected]).

CLST 11.15 Herodotus and Thucydides

This course will examine and compare the groundbreaking works of the two Greek writers who invented historical writing,  in the context of new, often radical political, religious, and scientific ideas. Attention will also be paid to the later reception, from Plutarch through Marx. Questions? Contact Professor Lurie ([email protected]).

CLST 20  Greek Prehistoric Archaeology

Traces the cultural evolution of humanity in the Aegean basin from the era of hunting and gathering into the age of Minoan Crete and Mycene. Study of the palaces, fortified citadels, and royal tombs at such sites as Knossos, Mycenae, Tiryns, and Troy will lead to discussions of the Greek myths about Atlantis, King Minos' sea empire, and the Trojan War, and their basis in historical fact. Questions? Contact Professor Hruby ([email protected]).

GRK 10 – Readings in Greek Prose and Poetry

Taught conjointly with GRK 24 (Theater). Provides practice in reading for those who have aleady studied the basics of the language. Questions? Contact Professor Lurie ([email protected]).

LAT 1 - Introductory Latin

A rapid introduction to the Latin language through reading passages of gradually increasing difficulty, with supporting materials on Pompeii and Roman Egypt. Questions? Contact Professor Lynn ([email protected])

LAT 15 - Literature and the Romans

For those who have already begun studying Latin literature. Covers essential elements of Roman literary culture and its academic study today: literacy, book production, textual transmission, and the nature of literature. Also introduces library resources, including materials for reading Latin inscriptions and illuminated manuscripts in Dartmouth’s collection. Questions? Contact Professor Oppen ([email protected])

A full listing of Classics, Greek, and Latin classes can be found here.