Classics 300 Level

Undergraduate Level Courses

**The 300-level courses build on the 200-level courses and have suitable prerequisites

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CLASS 303 - Religion in Greco-Roman Antiquity *3 (3-0-0)

Description: Examination of the nature of pre-Christian religious practices in antiquity.  The development from Archaic Greece to Late Antiquity of warfare, both in its technical aspects and as a political and socio-cultural phenomenon.  Pre-requisite:  Any CLASS 103, 104, or any CLASS course at the 200 level or above or HIST 295 or 296.

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FA19 72810 Lec A1 MWF 1300-1350 T 1 105 S. Stewart

CLASS 322 - Literature and Culture of the Roman World *3 (3-0-0)

Description: Representative works of Latin and Greek literature and their cultural context. All readings in English. Prerequisite: CLASS 102, 221 or consent of Department.

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W20 95766  Lec B1 MWF 1200-12050 T 1 90 K. MacFarlane

CLASS 330 - Hellenistic World *3 (3-0-0)

This class is on the list of approved UAlberta Global Courses that count towards the Certificate in International Learning.

Title: From Alexander the Great to Cleopatra: The Hellenistic World

Description: After the sudden death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC, his commanders carved up his newly-acquired empire among themselves. No sooner had they done so, then these self-styled Successors to Alexander began to engage in decades of bloody internecine conflict, each of them attempting to wrest control of the empire as a whole from the others and rule it himself. When the death of the old warrior Antigonus the One-Eyed at the Battle of Ipsus made it clear that no one person would inherit Alexander’s empire, the Successors carved out personal kingdoms for themselves and developed new royal ideologies to justify and legitimize their rule, until eventually they were divided and conquered by the Roman juggernaut. We will examine a number of (related) historical questions: Was Alexander the Great poisoned? Who stole Alexander’s body? What happened to Alexander’s sons? Why did no one inherit Alexander’s empire? Why were all the Successors good-looking? What happened to the Athenian democracy under the Successors? What did the Greeks think of their Macedonian overlords? Why did the Ptolemies marry their sisters? Why were many of the Ptolemies obese? Can we distinguish fact from fiction in the love story of Antony and Cleopatra? Original documents will be read in translation.

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W20 96628  Lec B1  MWF 100-1050 TBA TBA


CLASS 355- Topics in Roman Civilization *3 (3-0-0)

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F19 90126 Lec A1 MWF 1000-1050 T 1 90 J. Rossiter


CLASS 356 - Topics in Ancient Art - *3 (3-0-0)

Prerequisite:are waived and this course is open to all.  If you have difficulty registering, please contact the office of History and Classics histclass@ualberta.ca 

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FA19  76348 Lec A1 T R 100-1220 T 1 119 S. Hijmans