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.

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CLASS 400/505 Topics in the Culture and Society of Greco-Roman Antiquity *3 (0-3s-0)

Taught in conjunction with CLASS 505 Sem B1

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

Title: Ancient Slavery 

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W20 92848 Sem B1 MWF  1100-1150 T 2 32 C. Mackay

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

Prerequisite: CLASS 282 or 283 or consent of Department.

Title: Catastrophe and Transformation at the End of Antiquity: From Constantine to Attila

F 19 -Description: This course will examine the crucial century-and-a-half in which the western Roman Empire broke apart and Europe as we know it took shape. Between 300 and 450 CE, what had been the Roman world experienced a level of political, economic, cultural and religious upheaval not seen again until the modern era. A politically unified world metamorphosed into would become the separate nations of Britain, France, Spain, Italy and so on eastwards, while the religious diversity of pagan antiquity was replaced by an emerging medieval Christendom and Roman identity found itself competing with previously despised "barbarian" nationalities. We will study how a wide range of people in this era experienced and brought about these transformations. There will be readings and visual materials about key political figures from Constantine the Great to Attila the Hun and (the real) King Arthur, as well as such leading figures in religion and literature as Augustine and Saint Patrick. NB: Prerequisites may be waived for students who have taken previous CLASS courses at 200 level or above.

 

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Instructor

F19  77112 Sem A1  W 1400-1650 T 2 32 A. Kemezis


CLASS 578 - Topics in Roman Art *3 (0-3s-0)

Taught in conjunction with CLASS 478 Sem B1

Topic: Sol and Mithras: Cults of the sun in Ancient Rome

Description: When studying the religions of ancient Rome, the largest obstacle we face is the lack of data. Much was written in antiquity on religion, but very few of those ancient sources survive. Archaeological evidence for ancient cults is far more abundant, but what does it tell us? In this course we explore ways in which material remains (art, achitecture, etc.) can be studied as sources for religious beliefs and practices in ancient Rome. We will focus in particular on the cults of Mithras and the sun in Roman antiquity.

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Location

Instructor

F19 76148 Sem A1 T 1400-1650 T 1 119 S. Hijmans

CLASS 498 - Individual Study of Literary Problems *3 (0-3s-0)

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

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F19 67756 Sem A1 Individual Study *Closed to web registration
W20 87870 Sem B1 Individual Study *Closed to web registration

CLASS 499 - Individual Study of Historial and Archeological Problems *3 (0-3s-0)

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

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F19 67758 Sem A1 Individual Study *Closed to web registration
W20 87872 Sem B1 Individual Study *Closed to web registration