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)

A1 Africa Romana: Romanization and Urbanization in Roman North Africa
The topic of this course is the development of cities (urbanization) in the Roman provinces of North Africa. Beginning with a brief overview of Rome's colonial enterprise in North Africa, we will look at the origins and evolution of three major urban centres: Carthage in Tunisia, Lepcis Magna in western Libya and Cyrene in eastern Libya. Attention will be paid to the archaeological history of each city and to the diverse cultural influences which impacted its development and identity under Roman rule. Emphasis will be placed on the reading and evaluation of relevant excavation reports and on the study of changes in archaeological method and standards of publication.

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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)

A1 Roman Imperial Religion in late Antiquity
This seminar will focus on a number of cults and religious concepts in the later Roman Empire: the emperor and his divine supporters (Apollo, Hercules, Jupiter); Mithras, Sol and cosmology; the early rise of Christianity. We will pay particular attention to the problem of our primary sources, and the crucial role of archaeology in the study of late Roman religions.

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