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CLASSGEN 126B: Jewish-Christian Relations in Antiquity (RELIGST 226D)

Constructions of identity, community, ethnicity: these nnconsiderations frame the investigation of ancient Christian rhetoric nnand theology contra Iudaeos. This historical project will be set nnwithin the larger intellectual and cultural context of a) learned nnGraeco-Roman traditions of ethnic stereotyping; b) forensic nnrhetoric; and c) philosophical paideia; and these nntraditions will be considered within their larger social context of the Mediterranean nncity (I-III). Specifically, various Christian, and especially Latin nntraditions contra Iudaeos (IV-VI) will be studied.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Autumn 2010 | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Credit/No Credit

CLASSGEN 229: Classical Epic and the English Renaissance

The reception of Greek and Latin epics in 16th- and 17th-century England. How were the ancient epics read and interpreted? What kinds of commentary were being used and written? The creative appropriation of the ancient epics in new poems: Spenser and Milton set against the background of less well-known epics of the period, with focus on civil war epics.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Winter 2010 | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

CLASSGEN 243: Second Sophistic Science

Scientific works from the Roman Empire. Focus is on how such works can be understood within the wider context of the Greco-Roman civilization of the Roman Empire, not only of Roman imperial science but also of Roman imperial civilization as a whole. Readings depend on student interests but may begin with Vitruvius, Nicomachus, Galen, and Ptolemy. Readings in translation.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Winter 2009 | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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