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CLASSICS 208L: Latin 400-1700 CE (CLASSICS 6L, RELIGST 173X)

Readings in later Latin, drawing on the vast bodies of texts from the late antique, medieval and early modern periods. Each week students will prepare selections in advance of class meetings; class time will be devoted to translation and discussion. Students taking this course will gain exposure to a wide range of later Latin texts; hone translation skills; and develop an awareness of the grammatical and stylistic features of post-classical Latin. The course is aimed both at classical Latinists seeking to broaden their reading experience and at medievalists and early modernists seeking to consolidate their Latin language skills.nnSample readings:nK.P. Harrington et al, Medieval Latin 2nd edn.nM. Riley, The Neo-Latin Reader: selections from Petrarch to RimbaudnnPrior experience in Latin is required, preferably CLASSICS 11L. Equivalent accepted. Anyone unsure whether to take this course is encouraged to contact the instructor in advance.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

CLASSICS 211: PROSEMINAR: LATIN WORD ORDER

Latin word order is grammatically free but not pragmatically free. We will analyse the syntactic structures underlying the various Latin word orders and identify the pragmatic meanings they encode. Prerequisite: Classics 204.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Devine, A. (PI)

CLASSICS 212: Introduction to Latin Epigraphy

(Formerly CLASSGEN 219.) How to engage with epigraphic evidence through translation and contextualization of inscriptions. The materiality of inscriptions, geographical variation, and current scholarly debates in scholarship. How to use this evidence in research.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Winter 2017 | Units: 2-3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

CLASSICS 213: Proseminar: Documentary Papyrology

The focus will be on documentary papyrology. Students will be introduced to the basics of the discipline.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Autumn 2014 | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

CLASSICS 214: Proseminar: Ancient Numismatics

Graduate proseminar. Introductory overview of the heterogeneous coinages of antiquity, from the earliest coins of the Mediterranean to classical and Hellenistic Greek coins, Roman Republican, Imperial and provincial coinages as well as various ancient Oriental coinages. Topics include: numismatic terminology; techniques of coin production in antiquity; numismatic methodology (die studies; hoard studies; metrological analyses); quantifying coin production and ancient financial history; coins vs. other forms of money in antiquity; the study of ancient coinages in the Early Modern world. Students are expected to prepare talks on specific topics to be agreed upon. Required for ancient history graduate students; others by consent of instructor.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Spring 2016 | Units: 3-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

CLASSICS 216: Advanced Paleography (HISTORY 315, RELIGST 329X)

This course will train students in the transcription and editing of original Medieval and Early Modern textual materials from c. 1000 to 1600, written principally in Latin and English (but other European languages are possible, too). Students will hone their archival skills, learning how to describe, read and present a range of manuscripts and single-leaf documents, before turning their hand to critical interpretation and editing. Students, who must already have experience of working with early archival materials, will focus on the full publication of one individual fragment or document as formal assessment.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Winter 2015 | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

CLASSICS 217: Western Receptions of Classical Latin Literature: Epic, Lyric, Elegy, Pastoral, Novel

This lecture class aims to explore the later reception of some major texts of Latin poetry and fiction in later European literatures and intellectual cultures from the medieval period until now, predominantly English but occasionally some other European modern languages [English translations supplied]. There will be some orientation in reception studies and its theory. Reading expectations will be mainly literary texts, no more than 100 pages in English per week; the course will look at translations and history of scholarship as well as literary adaptations. Particular attention will be paid to issues of cultural tension and later transformation of classical material in different historical and intellectual environments. It should be of interest to students of English and comparative literature as well as classicists.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Harrison, S. (PI)

CLASSICS 237: Ancient Dance and its Modern Legacy (CLASSICS 137, TAPS 165C, TAPS 265C)

Descriptions of dance in the Greek and Greco-Roman world; theories about dance in antiquity; dance and the senses; modern and modernist dancers and choreographers discussing ancient dance
Terms: not given this year, last offered Winter 2015 | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

CLASSICS 244: Classical Seminar: Rethinking Classics (DLCL 321)

Literary and philosophical texts from Antiquity (including Homer, the Greek tragedians, Plato, Aristotle, Virgil, and Augustine). In each case, we will examine the cultural contexts in which each text was composed (e.g. political regimes and ideologies; attitudes towards gender and sexuality; hierarchies of class and status; discourses on "barbarians" and resident aliens). We will study various theoretical approaches to these books in an effort to "rethink" these texts in the 21st century.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Spring 2016 | Units: 4-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

CLASSICS 246: Winged Bulls and Sun Disks: Religion and Politics in the Persian Empire (CLASSICS 146, RELIGST 229, RELIGST 329)

Stretching from India to Ethiopia, the Persian Empire the largest empire before Rome has been represented as the exemplar of oriental despotism and imperial arrogance, a looming presence and worthy foil for the West and Greek democracy. This course will provide a general introduction to the Persian Empire, beginning in the 6th century BCE to the fall of Persia to Alexander the Great in 331 BCE. We shall not only examine the originality of the first world empire of antiquity, but the course will also attempt to present a broad picture of the diverse cultural institutions and religious practices found within the empire. Readings in translation from the royal edicts and the inscriptions of Cyrus, Darius, and Xerxes will allow us to better appreciate the subtle ways in which these Persian kings used religion to justify and propagate the most ambitious imperial agenda the world had ever seen. In concluding the quarter, students will evaluate contemporary representations of Persia and the Persians in politics and popular culture in a wide array of media, such as the recent film 300 and the graphic novel on which it is based, in an attempt to better appreciate the enduring legacy of the Greco-Persian wars.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Autumn 2016 | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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