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Classical Studies




  • CLAS-G 302 Classical Greek: Accelerated Course II (3-3 cr.) Five (5) credits each semester for undergraduates.
  • CLAS-G 305 Greek Tragedy (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-G 306 Greek Oratory (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-G 307 Selected Works of Plato (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-G 308 Readings in Biblical Greek (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-G 406 Homer (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-G 407 Greek Historians (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-G 410 Greek Prose Authors (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-G 411 Greek Comedy (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-G 500 Elementary Greek I (2 cr.)
  • CLAS-G 501 Archaic Greek Poetry (4 cr.) Selections from archaic Greek poetry, such as the works of Sappho, Bacchylides, and Pindar. Attention will be given to dialect, style, and cultural context.
  • CLAS-G 505 Grammar, Composition, and Rapid Reading (4 cr.)
  • CLAS-G 510 Readings in Greek Historians (4 cr.) Extensive readings in Greek from the major historians—Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, and Polybius—with special attention to the devel­opment of Greek historiography.
  • CLAS-G 511 Readings in Greek Oratory and Rhetoric (4 cr.) Selec­tions in Greek from the canon of the 10 Attic orators, within the rubrics of epideictic, forensic, and symbouleutic oratory. Special emphasis on situating these rhetorical works in their social milieu.
  • CLAS-G 512 Readings in Greek Philosophers (4 cr.)
  • CLAS-G 513 Readings in the Greek Novel (3 cr.) An introduction to the Greek novel based upon readings in Greek in romantic novels such as Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe, comic novels such as Pseudo-Lucian’s The Ass, and/or historical novels such as Pseudo-Kallisthenes’ Alexander Romance. Some attention is also given to current research on the Greek novel.
  • CLAS-G 516 Readings in Greek Comedy (4 cr.) Examines the genres of old and new comedy, as revealed in selected comedies of Aris­tophanes and Menander. Added to extensive reading in Greek, students will study the literary forms of the genres and how comedy acts as an expression of the poets’ engagement with their contemporary social and intellectual climate.
  • CLAS-G 517 Readings in Greek Tragedy (4 cr.) Careful reading of se­lected Greek tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, with the goal of appreciating tragedy as a complex art form and as an important social phenomenon created in fifth-century Athens.
  • CLAS-G 518 Readings in Greek Epic (4 cr.) Introduction to Greek epic poetry, including the epic dialect, epic prosody, and oral poetry as a traditional art form. Readings in Greek include at least three books of Homer’s Iliad or Odyssey. Some attention is also given to current research on the early Greek epic.
  • CLAS-G 536-537 Survey of Greek Literature I-II (4-4 cr.) A two-semester introduction to Greek literature from Homer (mid-eighth century B.C.) to Lucian (second century A.D.) through extensive readings in translation supplemented by select Greek passages and modern scholarship. Attention to the emergence and development of diverse genres within their cultural con­texts.
  • CLAS-G 540 Readings in Byzantine Greek (4 cr.)
  • CLAS-G 550 Elementary Greek II (2 cr.)
  • CLAS-G 600 Intermediate Greek (3 cr.) Continuation of G550. Advanced grammatical, morphological, and lexical components of Ancient Greek. 
  • CLAS-G 601 Seminar in Greek Poetry (4 cr.) Advanced study of selections from Greek poetry. The seminar will focus on issues relevant to the genre(s) to be studied.
  • CLAS-G 603 Seminar on Greek Tragedy (4 cr.) A survey of modes of recent scholarship on Greek tragedy.
  • CLAS-G 610 Seminar in the Greek Novel (4 cr.) Consideration in depth of select issues in the current scholarship on the Greek novel. Selected readings of texts in the original Greek are included. The seminar may focus upon problems of ancient Greek fiction more generally or upon study of a single novel.
  • CLAS-G 611 Seminar in Greek Epigraphy, Papyrology, and Palaeogra­phy (4 cr.) Detailed study of the principles of practices of Greek epigraphy, papyrology, or palaeography, with examination of selected papyrus documents, inscriptions, or other Greek texts.
  • CLAS-G 613 Seminar in Greek Tragedy (4 cr.)
  • CLAS-G 620 Seminar in Historical Texts and Historiography (4 cr.) Close study of Greek historical writing as represented both by the surviving works of the major Greek historians and frag­ments of other writers. Modern scholarship on historiography will encourage discussion of the relationship between historical and other kinds of writing in a Greek setting.
  • CLAS-G 622 Seminar on Topics in Greek Literature (4 cr.) Consid­eration in depth of select topics in ancient Greek literature. Readings are assigned both in original Greek texts and in the secondary literature.
  • CLAS-G 650 Introduction to Attic Greek Prose and Poetry (3 cr.) P: G600 or permission of instructor. Readings in Plato, Lysias, and Euripides. Credit not given for both G650 and G302. II Sem.
  • CLAS-G 803 Supervised Reading Program (1-4 cr.) May be repeated for credit.


  • CLAS-L 300 Intensive Introduction to Classical and Medieval Latin (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-L 304 Catullus (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-L 308 Caesar (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-L 309 Introduction to Virgil’s Aeneid (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-L 400 Intensive Study of Literary Latin (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-L 407 Roman Lyric and Elegy (3 cr.) P: One of L304, L305, L307, L308, L309, or L310. Introductory study of Roman lyric and elegiac poetry, with selections from Catullus, Horace, Tibullus, Propertius, and Ovid. Emphasis on interpretation of individual poems and on their place in the ancient traditions of lyric and elegy.
  • CLAS-L 410 Advanced Prose Composition (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-L 423 Roman Satire (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-L 426 Rhetoric and Oratory (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-L 427 Virgil’s Eclogues and Georgics (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-L 428 Advanced Study of Virgil’s Aeneid (3 cr.) P: One of L304, L305, L307, L308, L309, or L310. Extensive reading in the Aeneid, with special attention to the poetic art of Virgil. Detailed study of Latin epic poetry.
  • CLAS-L 429 Roman Letters (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-L 430 Lucretius (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-L 432 Livy (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-L 505 Latin Grammar, Composition, and Reading (4 cr.) Exer­cises in Latin composition requiring control of principle features of Latin syntax and sight reading of previously unseen passages leading to rapid mastery of texts.
  • CLAS-L 509 Cicero, His Life and Works (4 cr.) This rapid readings course will promote the development of reading and com­prehension skills, which will be actively utilized as a basis for class discussions and papers. Selections will cluster around a particular moment in Cicero’s career so that the interrelation­ship between correspondence, orations, and philosophical/oratorical writings can be discussed.
  • CLAS-L 510 Readings in Latin Historians (4 cr.) Intensive reading of one of the major Roman historians (Caesar, Livy, Tacitus) or a survey of the same with consideration of their places, antecedents, and successors in Roman literature. Emphasis on reading and comprehension of the texts.
  • CLAS-L 511 Readings in Latin Oratory and Rhetoric (4 cr.) Through intensive readings in Ciceronian speeches or a selection of readings drawn from Roman rhetorical writers (Cicero, Seneca, Tacitus), this course will examine the theory and practice of rhetoric at Rome in the context of philosophical, literary, and historical issues.
  • CLAS-L 513 Readings in the Roman Novel (4 cr.) Through intensive readings in Roman prose fiction, including but not limited to the works of Petronius and Apuleius, this course will examine the genre of prose fiction in its literary and historical contexts.
  • CLAS-L 515 Readings in Latin Elegy (4 cr.) Readings will highlight the development of elegiac verse as a genre with attention to issues of current interest: the politics of poetic language; the construction of gender roles; the first-person speaker as an extra-societal observer and commentator.
  • CLAS-L516: Introduction to Ovid (3 cr.) Selections from the Metamorphoses and other writings; emphasis on Ovid's artistic and social importance.
  • CLAS-L518: Introduction to Cicero (3 cr.) Selections from the orations, epistles, and philosophical writings; emphasis on Cicero's political importance and the influence of the man and his work
  • CLAS-L532: Introduction to Medieval Latin (3 cr.) Survey of the secular and religious literature of the Middle Ages; discussion of the later development of the Latin language; selections from such authors as Gregory of Tours, Isidore of Seville, Paul the Deacon, Matthew Paris, and Bernard of Cluny.  
  • CLAS-L 536-537 Survey of Latin Literature I-II (4-4 cr.) Readings in Latin and in translated texts will present Latin literature from Livius Andronicus through Juvenal. Traditional scholarly ques­tions will be introduced, but discussion will emphasize the construction of continuities in Roman literature by considering literary history as an aspect of cultural history.
  • CLAS-L 540 Medieval Latin (4 cr.) P: L409 or an equivalent course in medieval Latin. Students not offering one of these prerequi­sites will be required to pass an examination on medieval texts before consent to enroll will be granted.
  • CLAS-L544: Roman Comedy (3 cr.) Introductory study of ancient Roman comedy, with selections from Plautus and Terence. 
  • CLAS-L 545 Rapid Reading and Principles of Grammar (4 cr.) Readings in the major authors of the Republic and Golden Age, and or­ganized study of grammar to enable the student to read rapidly for comprehension, not translation.
  • CLAS-L546: Imperial Roman Historians (3 cr.) Selections from Suetonius and Tacitus illustrating the characteristics of silver Latin prose and the authors' methods of depicting government and society in the early empire. Particular attention given to Tacitus's literary technique. 
  • CLAS-L 600 Seminar in Latin Epic (4 cr.) Emphasis upon problems involving the interface of poetics and politics. Either a special topic (e.g., epic divinities) or an indi­vidual text may serve as the focus for study involving contem­porary approaches to poetry and to culture. May be repeated for credit.
  • CLAS-L 602 Seminar in Latin Comedy (4 cr.)
  • CLAS-L 603 Seminar in Latin Tragedy (4 cr.) Study of the fragments of Republican tragedy and the evidence for lost plays will be followed by research into historical, philosophical, and literary questions posed by Seneca’s Tragedies.
  • CLAS-L 610 Seminar in the Roman Novel (4 cr.) A study of Roman prose fiction through selected readings in the works of Petron­ius and Apuleius, and in the current scholarship on the Roman novel and modern theoretical approaches to fiction. The semi­nar may focus on problems in the study of Roman fiction or on a single novel.
  • CLAS-L 611 Seminar in Latin Epigraphy or Palaeography (4 cr.) Ad­vanced study of the methodologies and concentration on select Latin inscriptions or manuscripts.
  • CLAS-L 620 Seminar in Latin Historical Texts and Historiography (4 cr.) A study of Roman historical writing from Republican, Imperial, or late Antique periods. The seminar may focus on literary, legal, documentary, or religious texts, or on problems in Roman history or historiography. Discussion will address the methodologies of current historical and historiographical scholarship. May be repeated for credit.
  • CLAS-L 803 Supervised Reading Program (1-4 cr.) May be repeated for credit.


  • CLAS-C 405 Comparative Mythology (4 cr.) Three (3) credits for undergraduates.
  • CLAS-C 411 The Art and Archaeology of Anatolia (4 cr.) Three (3) credits for undergraduates.
  • CLAS-C 414 The Art and Archaeology of Rome (4 cr.) Three (3) credits for undergraduates.
  • CLAS-C 416 Ovidian Mythology and its Tradition (3 cr.)
  • CLAS-C 419 The Art and Archaeology of Pompeii (4 cr.) P: For graduate students: reading knowledge of Italian. Three (3) credits for undergraduates.
  • CLAS-C 501 Introduction to Graduate Study: Literary and Cultural Theory for Classicists (3 cr.) Provides familiarity with influen­tial theories and methodologies of contemporary interpretive scholarship and evaluates their relevance to the interpretive practices of classical studies. A brief survey of formative devel­opments in the history of classical scholarship will be followed by a chronologically ordered study of prominent twentieth-century writings.
  • CLAS-C 502 Bibliography and Research Resources for Classical Studies (1 cr.) Provides practice in using some of the major electronic and printed sources of bibliography and historical information available for the study of Greek and Roman antiq­uity. An introduction to ancillary disciplines such as epigraphy and numismatics will be included.
  • CLAS-C 503 The Ancient City (4 cr.) Survey of the topography and monuments of one of the major cities—Athens, Corinth, Rome, Ostia, for example—of the classical world. Introduces students to the individual city and its monuments. Provides through the monuments a better understanding of urbanism through the history of the specific city, its statesmen, and authors.
  • CLAS-C 506 Teaching of Classics in College (1 cr.) Required of all graduate students teaching a departmental course for the first time. May be taken twice for credit.
  • CLAS-C 507 Foreign Language Institute (1-6 cr.) Formal study of Latin and Roman culture for secondary teachers and those preparing for secondary teaching. Normally taught in two-week sessions in the summer. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit.
  • CLAS-C512: Art and Archaeology of the Aegean (3 cr.) Introduction to the preclassical art and archaeology of the Aegean Basin: Greece, Crete, and the Aegean islands during the Stone and Bronze Ages (to about 1000 B.C.). Topics covered include Troy, Minoan Crete, and Mycenaean Greece. 
  • CLAS-C513: The Art and Archaeology of Greece (3 cr.) Art and archaeology of Greece from about 1000 B.C. through the Hellenistic period. Special attention given to the development of Greek architecture, sculpture, and vase painting. 
  • CLAS-C 610 Seminar in the Greek and Roman Novels (4 cr.) Consid­eration in depth of select issues in the current scholarship on the ancient novels. The emphasis of the seminar is upon the secondary literature and upon the novels in English translation; a knowledge of Greek or Latin is not required.
  • CLAS-C 623 Seminar in Classical Archaeology (4 cr.) P: C412 or A412 or consent of instructor. In-depth analysis and discussion of selected topics in Aegean, Greek, Etruscan, or Roman archae­ology, including interconnections with other Mediterranean, Anatolian, or Near Eastern cultures.
  • CLAS-C 875 Research in Greek or Latin (arr. cr.)
  • CLAS-C 880 Ph.D. Thesis (arr. cr.)

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