Spring 2021

CLST 2 - Tragedy and Comedy of Greece and Rome  Selected works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Seneca, Aristophanes and Plautus, and their central themes: law, community, revenge, passion, and justice. We also consider the relation of these plays to ritual, oratory, music, dance, and theatrical space. There will be practical workshop opportunities for those interested. - Oppen - K

CLST 12.04 - Mapping Ancient Greece: Pausanias, Digital Humanities, and GIS  Experience the history and archaeology of dozens of ancient Greek sites by following in the footsteps of Pausanias, a scholar from the 2nd century CE, who traveled the length and breadth of Roman Greece. We will map Pausanias's itinerary in a Google Earth environment and create historical tours that incorporate modern research and multimedia about the history, monuments, and artifacts of these places. We will also examine the ways Pausanias's text has impacted our world today, from colonial "Great Tours" of the 18th and 19th centuries to our scholarly understanding of ancient Greek history and archaeology. Builds skills in digital humanities (GIS), historical analysis, and historiographical research. TAS. W. Dibble. F

CLST 15 - Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Kings  Examines the history of Alexander the Great and of Greek-speaking peoples in the eastern Mediterranean during the 4th-1st centuries BCE, together with the remarkable cultural, military, political, and economic innovations of this period of history. - Christesen - D

CLST 26 - Later Roman Imperial Archaeology Surveys Roman archaeology from Hadrian to Constantine. We study the Antonine and Severan emperors in some detail, then shift focus to Diocletian and the tetrarchy, Constantine, and the move of the capital to Constantinople. The course ends with a look at the great church of Hagia Sophia, and consideration of the debt of early Christianity to pagan religious traditions. - Ulrich - E

GRK 1.02/3.02 - Intensive Greek    A double course (two time slots) covering both GRK 1 and GRK 3 in a single term. Introduces all the basics of grammar and syntax and provides a gradual introduction to the reading of continuous texts. Satisfies the College language requirement. Tell.  BS + E

GRK 3 - Intermediate Greek  Continued study of Greek grammar and syntax and an introduction to reading in prose authors. Satisfies the College language requirement. Lynn.  BL

GRK 24 - Theater  A study of the tragedy and comedy of Classical Greece through detailed reading of at least one play of Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles, or Aristophanes.   Oppen. D

LAT 2 - Introductory Latin II  Continues the study of the Latin language, with a look at the history and culture of Roman Britain and the city of Rome in the first century AD. Includes an introduction to Roman funerary inscriptions, curse tablets, and coins.-Dibble- BL

LAT 3 - Intermediate Latin  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, Ulrich - BL, F

LAT 18.01 Intermediate Latin Topics: Roman Philosophy - Same course as LAT 27, but for intermediate level readers of Latin. Graver - C

LAT 27 - Mortality and Immortality in Roman Philosophy - Readings from Cicero and Lucretius explore opposite answers to a persistent question of Roman philosophy: does any part of a person live on after death? Relatedly, we assess both Greek and Roman positions on the permissibility of suicide. Graver -C