Courses for incoming students

The following courses – all offered in Fall, 2017 – are open to new students:

CLST 3.  Reason and the Good Life: Socrates to Epictetus

This course offers an introduction to philosophical thought in antiquity, especially that of Socrates, Epicurus, and the Stoics, and focuses on ethical questions such as what kind of life is best for humans to pursue. Questions? Contact Professor Margaret Graver ([email protected]).

CLST 6: Introduction to Classical Archaeology

Learn how we study ancient Greek and Roman pottery, buildings, artwork, etc. and get some up close and personal time with Dartmouth’s collections of ancient objects. Questions? Contact Professor Julie Hruby ([email protected]).

CLST 11: Early Sparta and Corinth: A Comparative Approach to the Archaeohistory of Two Major Greek City-States

A special topics course that explores how and why two ancient Greek city-states that were located quite close to each other developed in very different ways, with Sparta becoming a militarized community that controlled much of mainland Greece and Corinth emerging as a dominant commercial power. Questions? Contact Professor Paul Christesen ([email protected]).

CLST 18: History of the Roman Empire: Roman Principate to Christian Empire

Study how the Roman Empire came into being, how it operated, and its intersection with the rise of Christianity. Questions? Contact Professor Roberta Stewart ([email protected]).

GRK 1: Introductory Ancient Greek

Begin your study of an amazingly subtle language and move toward reading ancient Greek literature – including Plato’s dialogues and the Christian scriptures – in their original language. Questions? Contact Professor Lindsay Whaley ([email protected]).

LAT 1: Introductory Latin

Learn the language used throughout Western Europe for two millennia and move toward reading Latin literature – including the poetry of Vergil, the speeches of Cicero, and the battle dispatches of Julius Caesar – in their original language. Questions? Contact Professor Margaret Graver ([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. You also become familiar with library resources, including materials for reading Latin inscriptions and illuminated manuscripts in Dartmouth’s collection. Questions? Contact Professor Emilia Barbiero ([email protected]).