Classics

CLASS 501 RESEARCH METHODS & RESEARCH IN CLASSICS *1 (0-1s-0)

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F17 74142 SEM A1 T 12:30-13:20 T 2 39 Haagsma, Margriet

CLASS 515 TOPICS ARCHAEOLOGY OF GREECE *3 (0-3S-0)

B1 Greek Religion and Ritual
'Marble temples gleaming in the sunlight standing out against a bright blue sky’; this is the archetypal image that springs to mind when we think of sanctuaries in Ancient Greece. And indeed, Ancient Greeks often chose to monumentalize their places of worship with architecture such as demarcating walls, monumental altars and -yes- one or more temples.
But many places of worship in ancient Greek society are not clearly recognizable and more often their remains are very modest; a hearth in a house, an altar in a courtyard, a set of statuettes or a small forested area at the edge of the city are the only testimonials the performance of ritual in a sacred place.
In this course you will be introduced to the large diversity of places of worship in Ancient Greece and their archaeological remains. We will start with discussing what ritual entails, what a sanctuary is, what we mean by ‘cult’ and in what way this can be connected to ‘place’. We will continue with discussing the relationship between the monumentalization of places of worship in the Early Iron Age and Archaic periods and the formation of the Greek city-state followed by an in depth analysis of selected sanctuaries in the Classical period and their changing role in Greek society.

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W18 92882 SEM B1 M 14:00-16:50 T 2 32 Haagsma, Margriet

CLASS 516 TOPICS ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE ROMAN PROVINCES *3 (0-3s-0)

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F17 73170 SEM A1 W 14:00-16:50 T 2 32 Rossiter, Jeremy J

CLASS 522 STUDIES IN ANCIENT HISTORY *3 (0-3s-0)

B1 Alexander the Great
In this course, we shall focus upon the career of one of the world’s greatest military commanders, Alexander III of Macedon. We shall set the scene with an examination of the career and military innovations of his father, Philip II, and then proceed to Alexander’s conquest of Asia, with an assessment of Alexander’s historical importance, as well as a survey of the scholarly controversies surrounding his personality, aims, intentions, and legacy.

The course will be conducted through a mixture of lectures by the instructor, in-class discussions, and student presentations. Students will be expected to consult primary sources, but all are available in translation (no knowledge of Ancient Greek is required).

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W18 93936 SEM B1 MWF 10:00-10:50 T 2 32 Pownall, Frances 

CLASS 578 ROMAN ART *3 (0-3s-0)

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F17 74106 SEM A1 T 14:00-16:50 T 2 32 Hijmans, Steven