Fall 2022

Fall 2022

CLST 5 The Heroic Vision: Epics of Greece and Rome   Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Vergil's Aeneid, and Ovid's Metamorphoses are among the best known and most influential works to survive from the ancient world. Yet as products of societies vastly different from our own, they remain challengingly unfamiliar. This course offers the chance to study these four epics in their entirety, together with the Argonautica of Apollonius of Rhodes and extensive selections from Lucrfetius' De Rerum Natura. Emphasis will be placed on the historical and cultural contexts in which the poems were produced and on how each poet uses the works of his predecessors to define his own place in the epic tradition. LIT, W. Foxley. 11

CLST 10.03 Mind, Heart, Brain  Considers some of the earlest recorded theories of human and animal psychology worked out in Greco-Roman antiquity. What physical substances and/or bodily organs give rise to the characteristic functions of living things, such as sense-perception, self-movement, and self-awareness? How it is that human beings are capable of concept-formation, reasoning, memory, and emotion, and to what extent are these capacities also present in non-human aniimals? Is the mind-stuff radically distinct from the body and its afflictions, or initmately bound to it? Students work collaboratively to develop their own analyses of these and related issues in a range of philosophical, scientific, and medical texts from both Greece and Rome.  TMV, W. Graver. 2

CLST 18 History of the Roman Empire: Roman Principate to Christian Empire This course is designed to survey the major events in the history of Rome from 31 B.C. (Octavian/Augustus' success at the battle of Actium) through the accession and rule of Septimius Severus. During this period, the Roman empire (signifying the territorial extent conquered by Roman armies and administered by Roman officials) became a political community extending throughout the Mediterranean and northwards into Europe as far as Scotland. This course considers the logic of the Roman system: the mechanisms promoting the political identity of diverse peoples as Roman, and the endurance of local traditions within the Roman world; the reasoning whereby the overarching leadership of a single individual was conceived as necessary and good, and the evolving relationship between the princeps and the Roman senatorial aristocracy with a tradition of competitive participation and self identity in politics at Rome; the definition of the Roman frontiers and the role of the army in the assimilation of non-Roman peoples. INT or SOC, W  Stewart. 10

GRK 10   Readings in Greek Prose and Poetry For who have aleady studied the basics of the language. Readings drawn from Greek tragedy will illustrate foundational concepts of the culture. LIT, W - Tell - 9L

GRK 20    Homer's Iliad In this class, we will read four to five books of the Iliad in Greek and the remaining books in translation. We will focus on learning how to read Homeric Greek with accuracy and speed, and we will also learn how to scan hexameter. In addition, we will explore some of the larger interpretive issues surrounding the poem and its composition, and in so doing we will read key contributions of contemporary scholarship. In class, students will practice close readings and literary analysis, especially when considering the Iliad's character, style, and narrative structure. LIT, W- Tell - 12

LAT 1    Latin 1   A rapid introduction to the Latin language through reading passages of gradually increasing difficulty, with an introduction to the history and culture of Pompeii and Roman Egypt in the first century AD. course flyer - Foxley 9L, Gaki 9L, Walker 10, Gaki 2 

LAT 3    Latin  3  Completes the introduction to Latin grammar and syntax, then moves into unadapted selections from Pliny, Catullus, Ovid, and other Roman authors. Satisfies the College language requirement. Lynn, Walker - 9L, 2

LAT 10.01  The Landscape of Latin Literature  Designed to introduce students to varied aspects of Latin literary culture. Beginning with some physical evidence of literacy and writing materials, we will proceed to study the physical history of ancient books and publication methods, then analyze a series of short works illustrating how the Romans themselves thought about literary production, the functions texts can serve, and the nature of meaning and authorship. Also introduces library resources, including illuminated manuscripts in Dartmouth's collection. LIT, W. Lynn 2

LAT 23 Roman Drama   Reading ancient drama allows us to consider the function of artistic production to engage with challenging political and social questions. The class will read from the comedies of Plautus and Terence and/or the tragedies of Seneca, and will explore features of the comic and/or tragic genre. Latin readings may be combined with one or more Greek plays read in translation. LIT, W. Glauthier. 10A