Classics 400 Level

Advanced Undergraduate Level Courses

**All 400 level courses have a prerequiste of at least one senior level Classics, Greek, or Latin course.

**Courses from level 460 - 500 level are designed for Classics majors, honors, and graduate students.

 

CLASS 400 - Topics in the Culture and Society of Greco-Roman Antiquity *3 (0-3s-0)

Prerequisite: Any course at or above the 200-level in CLASS, GREEK or LATIN, or consent of Department.

Title:  From Sappho to Wilde: Receptions of Greek & Roman Homosexuality in the West

Description: In this course we will examine representations of homosexuality in Greek and Roman literature and their reception at various points in Late Antiquity, Medieval & Renaissance Europe and the Victorian Era. Constructions of same-sex orientation in classical and post-classical literature will be also be analyzed."

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W19 95610 SEM B1 W 14:00-16:50 T B 100

Stewart, Selina


CLASS 463 - Topics in Roman History *3 (0-3s-0)

Prerequisite: CLASS 282 or 283 or consent of Department.

Title: Dissent and Resistance in Imperial Rome

Description: Saying "No" to a Roman emperor was difficult, dangerous and therefore rare. Nonethless, both individuals and communities found ways to speak and act against the most powerful empire of the pre-modern world. They ranged from authors covertly undermining "rule by consensus" to subject populations organizing military revolts to early Christians seeking a kingdom where Caesar did not rule. We will be looking in the literary, documentary and material record for cracks in the ideological unity Rome's rulers claimed to have built. All sources will be studied in English, knowledge of original languages not required.

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F18 71868 SEM A1 M 14:00-16:50 T B 104 Kemezis, Adam

CLASS 473 - Topics in Classical Archaeology *3 (0-3s-0)

Prerequisite: Any CLASS course at the 200 level or above or consent of Department.  May be repeated for credit when course content differs.

Title: The Archaeology of Death, Burial and Afterlife in the Ancient Greek World

Description: A fundamental element in human culture is the way we dispose of and commemorate our dead. This course will focus on the way the peoples living in the Ancient Greek world dealt with their dead; students will learn about a wide variety of burial rituals, the construction of tombs and commemorative monuments, and to what extent the world of the dead relates to the world of the living. Our course will start with discussing conceptual issues related to death and burial in which we will look into contemporary funerary culture. We will then proceed to assess the evidence from cemeteries dating to the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Early Iron Age, Archaic and Classical periods. Our studies will include the Royal graves at Mycenae, the Kerameikos cemetery in Athens and the Macedonian Royal tombs at Vergina.

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F18 71866 SEM A1 w 14:00-16:50 T B 104 Haagsma, Margriet

CLASS 480 - Topics in the Archaeology of Roman Provinces *3 (0-3s-0)

Prerequisite: Any CLASS 282, 283 or 355 or consent of the Department.

Title: Britain in the Roman Era

Description: Roman Britain or un-Roman Britain?  What was life like in Britain under Roman rule?  To what degree can we consider Britain to have been 'Romanized' during the first half of the first millennium?  Can Britain reasonably be called the fourth ‘Gallic’ province?  This course will address these questions using the framework of the ongoing debate about the process of cultural change in the Roman provinces. Topics to be studied will include military settlement, urban development, rural exploitation, religion and art.  The course will introduce students to a wide range of primary source material, both textual and material, and to some of the latest archaeological research being done in Britain

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W19 95608 SEM B1 M 14:00-16:50 T B 104 Rossiter, Jeremy

CLASS 498 - INDIVIDUAL STUDY OF LITERARY PROBLEMS *3 (0-3s-0)

Prerequisite: Any one of CLASS 221,261,321,322 or consent of the Department. *Closed to web registration.

*Come to the department main office to obtain the purple consent form required.

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F18 X64842 SEM A1 Individual Study *Closed to web registration
W19 X89038 SEM B1 Individual Study *Closed to web registration

CLASS 499 - Individual Study of Historical and Archaeological Problems *3 (0-3s-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department. *Closed to web registration.

*Come to the department main office to obtain the purple consent form required.

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F18 X64844 SEM A1 Individual Study *Closed to web registration
W19 X89040 SEM B1 Individual Study *Closed to web registration