6: College of Arts and Sciences

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Course Descriptions

The following courses have no prerequisite, require no knowledge of Greek or Latin, and may not be taken to fulfill language requirements.

CLAS 201 - (3) (Y)
Greek Civilization

Study of Greek political theory, law, philosophy, literature, and art.

CLAS 202 - (3) (Y)
Roman Civilization

Study of Roman political theory, law, philosophy, public works, literature, and art.

CLAS 204 - (3) (Y)
Greek Mythology

Introduction to the major themes of Greek mythological thought and a survey of myths about the olympic pantheon as well as the legends of the heroes.

CLAS 310 - (3) (E)
Age of Odysseus

Study of the literature, culture, history, art, and religion of the times of the Homeric epics (Bronze Age to ca 700 B.C.). Readings include Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, The Homeric Hymns, and Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days. Some emphasis on the archaeology of Mycenaean sites.

CLAS 311 - (3) (E)
Age of Pericles

Study of the literature, art, architecture, history, and politics of the Periclean Age of Athens, with special emphasis on Pericles (ca. 495-429 B.C.) and his accomplishments. Readings from Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Thucydides, and Plutarch.

CLAS 312 - (3) (E)
Age of Alexander

Study of the times, person, accomplishments of Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.), the literature, art, and architecture of the period, and the influence of Alexander on the development of Greek and Western culture. Readings from Plutarch, Arrian, Demosthenes, and poets and philosophers of the early Hellenistic period.

CLAS 313 - (3) (E)
Age of Augustus

Study of the times, person, and accomplishments of the Roman Emperor Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), with special emphasis on the literature, art, architecture, and political developments of the period. Readings from Tacitus, Suetonius, and the poetry of Vergil, Horace, and Ovid.

CLAS 314 - (3) (E)
Age of Augustine

Study of cultural developments in the fourth and fifth centuries, centering on St. Augustine and the literature of the period. Readings from such works as Augustine's Confessions and City of God, Jerome's letters, Cassian's Conversations, Sulpicius Severus' biography of St. Martin, and the poetry of Claudian and Prudentius.

CLAS 321 - (3) (Y)
Tragedy and Comedy

Analysis of readings in the tragic poets Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Seneca; and the comic poets Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, and Terence, together with ancient and modern discussions.


GREE 101,102 - (8) (Y)
Elementary Greek

Attic Greek: beginning grammar, composition, and selected readings.

GREE 201 (3) (Y)
Intermediate Greek I

Prerequisites: GREE 101-102
Xenophon and Plato

GREE 202 - (3) (Y)
Intermediate Greek II

Prerequisite: GREE 201
Herodotus and Euripides

GREE 223 - (3) (Y)
The New Testament I

Prerequisites: GREE 101-102
Introduction to New Testament Greek, and reading of selections from the Gospels.

GREE 224 - (3) (Y)
The New Testament II

Prerequisite: GREE 201 or GREE 223
The reading of selections from the Epistles.

GREE 301, 302 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Reading in Greek

Prerequisite: GREE 202
Readings in tragedy and epic.

GREE 503 - (3) (SI)
Classical Greek Prose

Prose selections illustrating the development of prose style in the fifth and fourth centuries, B.C.

GREE 504 - (3) (SI)
Later Greek Prose

Selections from Greek authors, illustrating the development of prose style from the third century, B.C., to the second century, A.D.

GREE 508 - (3) (SI)
Greek Epigraphy

The inscriptions of the ancient Greeks.

GREE 509 - (3) (SI)
Prose Composition

Translation from English into Greek.

GREE 510 - (3) (SI)

Readings from Homeric epics, with study of various Homeric problems.

GREE 511 - (3) (SI)

Readings of the Works and Days and Theogony, with study of their place in the literary tradition.

GREE 512 - (3) (SI)
Greek Lyric Poetry

A survey of Greek lyric forms from earliest times.

GREE 513 - (3) (SI)

Selections from the Odes, and study of the development of the choral lyric in Greek Poetry.

GREE 514 - (3) (SI)
Aeschylus' Oresteia

Reading and discussion of Aeschylus' Agamemnon, Choephoroi, and Eumenides.

GREE 515 - (3) (SI)

Selected plays of Sophocles with studies of their dramatic techniques.

GREE 516 - (3) (SI)

Readings in the Histories.

GREE 517 - (3) (SI)

Reading of selected plays, with study of the poetic and dramatic technique.

GREE 518 - (3) (SI)

Study of selections from the History of the Peloponnesian War, with attention to the development of Greek historical prose style and the historical monograph.

GREE 519 - (3) (SI)

Readings from selected plays of Aristophanes, with close examination of the history and development of Greek Old Comedy.

GREE 520 - (3) (SI)
New Comedy

Readings from the Dyscolus and other substantial fragments, with discussion of New Comedy, its origins and its legacy.

GREE 521 - (3) (SI)

Readings from selected dialogues of Plato, with study of Plato's philosophy and literary style.

GREE 522 - (3) (SI)

Reading and discussion of the Nicomachean Ethics.

GREE 523 - (3) (SI)
Hellenistic Poetry

Readings in the poets of the Hellenistic period.


LATI 101, 102 - (4) (Y)
Elementary Latin

Beginning grammar, prose composition, and simple Latin readings.

LATI 103 - (4) (Y)
Fundamentals of Latin (Intensive)

Prerequisite: two or more years of high school Latin and appropriate CEEB score or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
The material of LATI 101,102 is covered in one semester. Intended principally as a review for those who know some Latin. May be taken as a rapid introduction to Latin.

LATI 201 - (3) (Y)
Intermediate Latin I

Prerequisites: LATI 102, 103, or appropriate CEEB score
Introductory readings from Caesar and Ovid.

LATI 202 - (3) (Y)
Intermediate Latin II

Prerequisites: LATI 201
Introductory readings from Cicero and Catullus.

LATI 301 - (3) (IR)

Reading of two plays of Plautus with attention to style and dramaturgy.

LATI 302 - (3) (IR)

Selections from Carmina.

Note   Prerequisites for LATI 303 through LATI 311 are: LATI 202, four years of high school Latin, or appropriate SAT score.

LATI 303 - (3) (IR)

Selections from Cicero's speeches, philosophical works, and letters.

LATI 304 - (3) (IR)
Prose Composition

Graded exercises in translation from English into Latin, with some attention to the reverse process.

LATI 305 - (3) (IR)
The Satirical Writing of Petronius and Seneca

Petronius' Cena Trimalchionis, and Seneca's Apocolocyntosis.

LATI 307 - (3) (IR)

Selections from Livy's History.

LATI 308 - (3) (IR)

Selections from Horace's Satires, Epodes, Odes, and Epistles.

LATI 309 - (3) (IR)
Introduction to Mediaeval Latin

Selections of Mediaeval Latin prose and verse.

LATI 310 - (3) (IR)

Selections from Vergil's Aeneid.

LATI 311 - (3) (IR)

Selections from either the narrative poems (Metamorphoses, Fasti) or from the amatory poems.

LATI 501 - (3) (SI)
History of Republican Latin Literature

Lectures with readings of important works of the period.

LATI 502 - (3) (SI)
History of Latin Literature of the Empire

Lectures with readings of important works of the period.

LATI 503 - (3) (SI)
History of Medieval Latin Literature

Medieval Latin literature from Boethius to Dante.

LATI 504 - (3) (SI)
Prose Composition

LATI 505 - (3) (SI)
Latin Paleography

A study of scripts and book production from antiquity to the Renaissance.

LATI 506 - (3) (SI)
Roman Comedy

Selected plays of Plautus and Terence.

LATI 507 - (3) (SI)
Latin Elegy

Study of selections from Tibullus, Propertius, and Ovid.

LATI 508 - (3) (SI)
Roman Satire

Study of the satiric fragments from the Roman Republic and Horace's Sermones; the origins of Roman Satire.

LATI 509 - (3) (SI)
Roman Literary Criticism

Study of Roman literary theory, with readings from the Rhetorica ad Herrenium, Cicero's works on the principles of oratory, Horace's Ars Poetica, and Quintilian.

LATI 510 - (3) (SI)

Study of selections from Lucretius' De Rerum Natura; the development of Roman Eipcureanism.

LATI 511 - (3) (SI)

Study of the surviving poems of Catullus, with particular attention to questions of genre, structure and literary history.

LATI 512 - (3) (SI)
Julius Caesar

A study of either the Bellum Gallicum or the Bellum Civile, both as literary monuments and as first-hand accounts of major events in the last years of the Roman Republic.

LATI 513 - (3) (SI)
Cicero's Philosophical Works

Focus on the ethical and epistomological or on the theological or political treatises.

LATI 514 - (3) (SI)
Cicero's Rhetorical Works

Readings from the orations and from the rhetorical treatises.

LATI 515 - (3) (SI)

Study of the historical monographs Catilina and Jurgurtha in their literary and historical setting, with attention to the remains of the Histories and to other contemporary documents.

LATI 516 - (3) (SI)
Vergil's Aeneid

LATI 517 - (3) (SI)
Vergil's Eclogues and Georgics

LATI 518 - (3) (SI)
Horace's Odes

LATI 519 - (3) (SI)

Selected readings from the Ab urbe condita.

LATI 520 - (3) (SI)
Ovid's Metamorphoses

LATI 521 - (3) (SI)
Ovid's Love Poetry

Readings from the Amores, Heroides, Ars Amatoria, and Remedia Amoris.

LATI 522 - (3) (SI)

Selections from Tacitus.

LATI 523 - (3) (SI)

Petronius' Satyricon; the development of fiction-writing in classical antiquity.

LATI 524 - (3) (SI)

The satires of Juvenal; the development of satire among the Romans.

LATI 525 - (6) (SI)
Seneca's Philosophical Works

Selected philosophical texts of Seneca, chiefly the Epistulae Morales; the nature and development of Roman Stoicism.

LATI 526 - (3) (SI)
Latin Epic After Vergil

Readings from Lucan, Statius, and Silius Italicus.

LATI 527 - (3) (SI)
Apuleius' Metamorphoses

Reading of the text; the influence of the work on subsequent literature and art.

LATI 528 - (3) (SI)
Christian Latin Writings of the Roman Empire

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