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CLASSICS 301: Gateways to Classics

(Formerly CLASSGEN 300A.) Focus on skills, methodologies and approaches in the study of Classics topics, with attention both to histories of the disciplines and to new developments. Required for first-year Classics graduate students.
Last offered: Autumn 2014

CLASSICS 302: Workshop on Teaching in Classics

Introduction to pedagogical theories and techniques relevant to careers as Classics instructors. Classics faculty and advanced graduate students will lead sessions on language instruction, class discussions, assignments and feedback, and course design. Participants will read selections from modern scholarship on teaching and learning and engage in hands-on exercises.
Last offered: Spring 2017

CLASSICS 304: Developing a Classics Dissertation Prospectus

This workshop concentrates on the development process of writing a successful dissertation proposal and clarifies expectations of the defense process. Includes peer reviews of draft proposals with an aim to present provisional proposals by the end of term. Highly recommended for current third-year Classics Ph.D. students.
Terms: Win | Units: 1-3
Instructors: Trimble, J. (PI)

CLASSICS 310: Gods and Humans in Greek Philosophical Thought (CLASSICS 110)

How did the Greeks conceive of the gods and divine wisdom? How did the gods communicate with humans in direct epiphanies and through oracles and divination? We will read the poetic fragments of Heraclitus and Parmenides, and several dialogues of Plato (Symposium, Republic, Phaedrus) to investigate their new conceptions of gods and humans. What kinds of divinities did the philosophers create? How could humans achieve divine wisdom? To what extent did the philosophers use traditional religious ideas? To address these questions, we will examine Greek representations of the gods in poetic texts and in the visual arts. We will also study the Orphic and Eleusinian mystery religions. nAdvanced undergrads may register
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5

CLASSICS 315: Aristotle and the Object of Mathematical Reasoning (PHIL 318)

The concept of definition plays a central role in Aristotle's treatment of both philosophical and scientific inquiry, as well as explanation. A definition is an account of what something is, and some definitions are used to guide causal inquiry whereas others function as explanatory starting points. In this course we will examine texts from his logic, natural science and metaphysics in order to see what the different kinds of definition are, how they obtained, and how they are capture the nature or essence of a definable object. Particular attention will be given to the role of matter in the definition of the form of a natural substance, state, process or activity. For instance, what role does a specification of physiological processes play in the definitions of emotions such as anger? No knowledge of Greek is required. May be repeat for credit.
| Repeatable for credit

CLASSICS 318: Aristophanes: Comedy, and Democracy

Intensive study of three plays in Greek (Knights, Peace, Ecclesiazusae) and the rest of the corpus in English, with reference to formal features and a focus on how Old Comedy related to the democratic practices of Athens.
Last offered: Autumn 2018

CLASSICS 327: Petronius and Apuleius

Petronius' Satyricon and Apuleius' Metamorphoses represent the surviving Latin novel. Differences between them. Readings include Petronius' dinner at Trimalchio's and Apuleius' love story of Cupid and Psyche. Philological analysis, history of the novel, and social history of the Roman empire. The afterlife of these texts. Recent scholarship.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Parker, G. (PI)

CLASSICS 328: Augustine on Memory, Time, and the Self

(Formerly CLASSGEN 336.) This course examines Augustine's "Confessions" as an autobiographical discourse. It investigates his theories of memory and of time and address different theories of the "self." How does memory and the passing of time affect the notion of the self? Does Augustine's "subjective" theory of time offer an identifiable self? Is the self constructed by narratives? We will locate these issues in their cultural context by investigating Christian and pagan discourses and practices in Late Antiquity.
Last offered: Spring 2016

CLASSICS 330: Satire

The concept of "satire" as a social and literary force will be examined with equal attention given to examples in Greek and Latin. Texts to be analyzed include Greek iambos from the 7th century BC to early Byzantine times; selected portions of Old Comedy; Herodas; Lucian; Lucilius; Horace, Ovid, Juvenal, Persius, and Martial. Particular attention will be paid to authorial self-fashioning; limitations on verbal abuse; and ideas of propriety. All texts to be read in the original languages, with supplementary readings in English and on occasion French, German or Italian.
Last offered: Winter 2016

CLASSICS 331: Words and Things in the History of Classical Scholarship (HISTORY 303F)

How have scholars used ancient texts and objects since the revival of the classical tradition? How did antiquarians study and depict objects and relate them to texts and reconstructions of the past? What changed and what stayed the same as humanist scholarship gave way to professional archaeologists, historians, and philologists? Focus is on key works in the history of classics, such as Erasmus and Winckelmann, in their scholarly, cultural, and political contexts, and recent critical trends in intellectual history and the history of disciplines.
Last offered: Winter 2019
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