Fall 2024

CLST 1 Introductory Topics in Classical Studies Which ancient faces and personalities come alive for us when we look back at Greek and Roman antiquity? How does the world of the ancient Mediterranean intrigue, repel, awe, amuse, or disturb us? Designed for students who have not previously taken courses in this area, this special-topics course introduces the different areas and disciplines that contribute to Classical Studies in the the twenty-first century. Open to all classes. CI

CLST 06   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.  INT or ART, W. course flyerKramer -2

CLST 11.19 Before Billboards and Twitter: Coins as Text. This hands-on course focuses on the ancient Roman production, the development and use of money at Rome, the logisitics of coin production, and the methods for studying coinage to write ancient history. Students learn basic numismatic methodology by handling and studying coins from the collection in Dartmouth's Hood Museum of Art and prepare material for an installation focusing on the Roman war against Cleopatra and Mark Antony. A final unit treats the ethics of coin collecting and the role of the modern museum. SOC, W. Stewart SOC, W. Stewart -12

CLST 15 Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Kings  This course has two aims: (1) to establish a basic understanding of the history of Alexander the Great and of Greek-speaking peoples in the eastern Mediterranean during the fourth through first centuries BCE and (2) to explore the cultural, military, political, and economic innovations of what was a singular age of experimentation. INT or SOC, W. Christesen -12

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. Schultz -2

GRK 18  Lover, Victim, Goddess, Whore: Helen in Greek Literature. We will read the relevant passages of the Iliad and Odyssey, Sappho fr 16, Gorgias' Helen, part of Isocrates' Helen, part of Euripides' Helen or Trojan Women, and maybe a few other bits and pieces from Herodotus, Stesichorus, and the like. Themes would include paradigms of femininity, women's agency, and especially issues around rhetoric, representation, and reality. LIT, W. Schultz -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.  Lynn, Walker-10, Gaki -9L, Foxley -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. Foxley -2, Walker -9L

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 (Course flyer LAT 10 2024.pdf) -11

LAT 30.09: Listening to Voices from Slavery This course surveys Latin texts that represent or embed slaves' voices. We read inscriptions (including slave testimonies) and excerpts from literary texts (including publicly performed drama, historical narratives, courtroom speech, poetry, novel, and martyr narratives) alongside contemporary theoretical work, in order to explore the voices and the representations of slave experience. Students develop analytical tools to identify and evaluate fragmentary testimonies of slavery, and they gain a sense of the archive--and the particular value of literary sources--for studying the relationships of slavery. LIT, CI. Stewart -2A

LAT/GRK/CLST 85      Independent study

LAT/GRK/CLST 87      Thesis I