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CLASSICS 343: Poetics of the Iliad

(Formerly CLASSGRK 354.)The entire poem in Greek, with attention to issues of style and interpretation in light of the last 50 years of Homeric studies. Readings in secondary literature including key articles in French and German.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Martin, R. (PI)

CLASSICS 344: Plato on Eros, Logos, and Madness

The course focuses on Plato's Symposium and Phaedrus. It investigates the following topics: the role that eros plays in Plato's philosophy; the relation of love and beauty; the creation of metaphysical desire; Plato's conception of the gods, the divine Forms, and inspiration; philosophic madness and ecstatic thinking; oral dialogue vs. the written word; rhetoric, dialectic, and the limits of logos in the contemplation of truth.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5

CLASSICS 345: Pantomime Dance in the Greco-Roman World

This seminar will examine the irresistible allure of pantomime dancing and its impressive popularity for several centuries; the remarkable social and political implications of pantomime performances until their effective banning in the sixth century A.D.; the relationship between pantomime performance and ancient dramatic texts and performances; the physical, sensual, and intellectual aspects of the genre; the body as a hermeneutic topos in the Imperial period and in Late Antiquity.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Peponi, A. (PI)

CLASSICS 346: Aristotle's Protrepticus and its Background (PHIL 315)

In this seminar, we shall read Aristotle's Protrepticus. This is an early work of Aristotle that attempts to turn the reader to a philosophic life and it is by far the least read of his works on ethics. It was only recovered in the 19th century and only in the past 15 years or so do we have a reliable text. Thus studies of it are very much underdeveloped. We shall also read as background some other protreptic works by Plato and the rhetorician Isocrates. 2 unit option is only for Philosophy PhD students beyond the second year.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-4
Instructors: Bobonich, C. (PI)

CLASSICS 352: Doing Business in Classical Antiquity: Mediterranean Exchange (ARCHLGY 327)

Exchange was everywhere in the Mediterranean, from the individual household to the state. Yet the specific models by which goods changed hands were as varied as the ideas and values that moved alongside them. This seminar will explore theoretical approaches to commercial and non-commercial exchange, drawing primarily on the crucial but uneven bodies of archaeological evidence and historical sources in an effort to investigate the simple but hardly straightforward question of how business was undertaken in the Greco-Roman world.

CLASSICS 353: Archaeology: Post-Humanist Agendas (ARCHLGY 353)

How do people and their artifacts connect? Just what is the subject of archaeological history? A seminar reviewing the latest materialist approaches in archaeology and heritage studies.
Last offered: Spring 2015

CLASSICS 355: Landscape & Archaeology (ARCHLGY 355)

Last offered: Spring 2016

CLASSICS 356: Mediterranean Regionalism (ARCHLGY 356)

The ancient world enjoys scholarly traditions of both grand pan-Mediterranean narratives and focused studies of the individual landscapes and peoples who comprise them. Within archaeology, these latter explorations generally rely on expedient geographical designations, modern political boundaries, or survey areas as focused ¿regions¿ for discussion. Defining and interrogating the regions created and experienced by ancient peoples and assembling these into a coherent larger ancient picture proves far more difficult. This seminar explores the varied forms of ancient regionalisms¿from archaeological (architecture, ceramics, coinage, sculpture, etc.) to social (language, religion, etc.)¿and tools for investigating such patterns of human interaction.
Last offered: Spring 2016

CLASSICS 358: The Archaeology of Ancient Mediterranean Environments

This seminar examines the interplay between classical archaeologists¿ conceptions and analyses of ancient Mediterranean environments. These themes loom large now - during what might be called the ¿environmental turn¿ of the Anthropocene in the humanities and social sciences - and their increasing resonance provides the basis for critical reflection of the discipline¿s past and future trends. Topics will include: environmental determinism, ¿non-human¿ agency, the role of science in archaeological/historical practice, and the compartmentalization of environment/climate as analytic focus.
Last offered: Autumn 2015

CLASSICS 367: Mediterranean Networks (ARCHLGY 367)

The the ancient Mediterranean was highly interconnected is common knowledge, and the idea of integration has become a defining factory in current approaches to Greco-Roman cultural identities. Yet how connectivity functiond, and how we should effectively analyze it, are less well understood. This seminar highlights emerging network approaches--both broad theoretical network paradigms and specific network science methodologies--as conceptual tools for archaeological and historical investigations of cultural interaction (economic, religious, artistic, colonial, etc.) across the Mediterranean world.
Last offered: Winter 2015
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