Classics

D. Schenker, Chair
College of Arts and Science
408 Strickland Hall
(573) 882-0679

The Classical Studies Department offers courses in the life, languages, cultures, and thought of the ancient Greeks and Romans.

The department offers a BA degree with a major in Classics and emphasis areas in Classical Humanities, Greek, Latin, and Classical Languages; MA degrees in Classical Languages and PhD degrees in Classical Studies. Minors are also available.

Professor T. A. Tarkow**, D. Trout**
Associate Professor R. F. Foley*, S. Gurd **, R. D. Marks**, A. Mori**, D. J. Schenker**, B. P. Wallach*
Assistant Professor M. Farmer*, S. Yona
Associate Teaching Professor M. H. Barnes*
Professor Emeritus D. M. Hooley**, C. Saylor*
 

*

Graduate Faculty Member - membership is required to teach graduate-level courses, chair master's thesis committees, and serve on doctoral examination and dissertation committees.

**

Doctoral Faculty Member - membership is required to chair doctoral examination or dissertation committees.  Graduate faculty membership is a prerequisite for Doctoral faculty membership.

Major with Honors

The undergraduate program can also include 3-6 credits in an honors thesis course (CL_HUM 4970H or CLASS 4970H). These credits, in addition to major requirements and a 3.5 GPA in all classical studies courses (as well as a 3.3 overall GPA), lead to a BA degree with a major in Classics with Honors.

Double Majors

A double major is a good way of integrating two related areas of interest, such as Classics and Archaeology or English and Philosophy. Students looking forward to a career in medicine or the sciences may use a double major (Classics and Biology or Chemistry, for instance) to ensure a thorough background in the humanities to balance their scientific studies. Usually minor or related field requirements for each major are satisfied by major courses in the other department. Consult with departmental advisors about specifics.

Graduate Studies
405 Strickland Hall
(573) 882-0679
http://classics.missouri.edu/

Director of Graduate Studies: Raymond Marks

The Department of Classical Studies offers graduate work leading to the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy. The graduate faculty encourages applications from talented and committed students, whose undergraduate careers have given them an appreciation of the rich, many-faceted nature of classical studies and an interest in discovering a place of their own in it. Solid experience in Latin and Greek is of course desirable, but Missouri's MA program is specifically designed for students whose study in one or both of the languages may have come late and who need help getting up to speed rapidly.

Career Preparation

Graduate programs in classical studies are designed to prepare students for professional careers as teachers and scholars of classical literature and ancient civilization. Besides acquiring expertise in the traditional classical disciplines, students are encouraged to become familiar with other areas, such as later literatures and cultures, on which the classical tradition has exercised a decided effect. 

Facilities and Resources

Because MU is a contributing member of the American Academy in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, the facilities of those organizations are available to graduate students from Missouri. Study in Athens or Rome is often feasible after the completion of a master’s degree. On campus, students have at their disposal the resources of Ellis Library, which are excellent in the major fields of Greek and Latin languages and literatures, and in ancillary fields. This collection is supplemented by the department’s Walter Miller Collection. The Museum of Art and Archaeology contains many items of interest to classicists.

CLASS 4100: History of the Greek and Latin Languages

(same as LINGST 4130). Evolution of classical languages and their relationship to each other.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: GREEK 4300 and LATIN 4300


CLASS 4205: Topics in Classical Studies

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. Departmental consent for repetition.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Recommended: GREEK 2000 and LATIN 2000


CLASS 4300: Introduction to Text Criticism and Paleography

Latin and/or Greek textual criticism and paleography, using manuscript facsimiles at the University library.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: GREEK 2000 and LATIN 2000


CLASS 4400: Ancient Pastoral

Reading and interpretation of pastoral poetry and prose in Greek and Latin; emphasis on Theocritus, Virgil, and Longus.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: GREEK 4300 and LATIN 4300


CLASS 4700: Advanced Study in the Teaching of the Classics


Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


CLASS 4960: Special Readings in Classical Studies

Readings in authors and texts not covered in other courses.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: departmental consent


CLASS 4970: Capstone in Classical Languages

Culminating course in the study of Greek and Roman literature and Classical culture. Required for Greek, Latin, and Classical Languages majors in first term of senior year.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Instructor consent
Recommended: for double-majors


CLASS 4970H: Capstone in Classical Languages

Culminating course in the study of Greek and Roman literature and Classical culture. Required for Greek, Latin, and Classical Languages majors in first term of senior year. Recommended for double-majors.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent. Honors eligibility required


CLASS 4995H: Honors Proseminar in Classical Studies

Limited to Honors undergraduates. To be taken in senior year. Integrated exploration of classical civilization. May repeat to 6 hours maximum.

Credit Hour: 3-6
Prerequisites: onors eligibility required
Recommended: Senior standing


CLASS 7000: Introduction to Graduate Study in Classics

Required of all first-year graduate students.

Credit Hour: 1


CLASS 7100: History of the Greek and Latin Languages

(same as LINGST 7130). Evolution of classical languages and their relationship to each other.

Credit Hours: 3


CLASS 7205: Topics in Classical Studies

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. Departmental consent for repetition.

Credit Hour: 1-99


CLASS 7300: Introduction to Text Criticism and Paleography

Latin and/or Greek textual criticism and paleography, using manuscript facsimiles at the University library.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: 2 years of Classical Languages or equivalent


CLASS 7400: Ancient Pastoral

Reading and interpretation of pastoral poetry and prose in Greek and Latin; emphasis on Theocritus, Virgil, and Longus.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: 2 years each of Greek and Latin


CLASS 7700: Advanced Study in the Teaching of the Classics


Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: classroom teaching experience or chairman's consent


CLASS 7960: Special Readings in Classical Studies

Readings in authors and texts not covered in other courses.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: graduate standing and classics/classical humanities; departmental consent; Greek--two years classical Greek or equivalent; Latin--two years Classical Latin or equivalent


CLASS 8085: Directed Readings in Classics

For graduate students to undertake special projects for graduate credit under the supervision of faculty.

Credit Hours: 3


CLASS 8090: Masters Research and Thesis in Classics

For graduate students studying for the MA and working on a thesis to receive credit for work directly related to the thesis. Graded S/U only.

Credit Hours: 3


CLASS 8440: Ancient/Medieval Topography

(same as AR_H_A 8440). Descriptive and historical analysis of selected city or site. Subject varies.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


CLASS 9090: PhD Research and Thesis

Individual research in preparation for writing thesis and/or dissertation. Graded on a S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-8


CLASS 9187: Seminar in Classical Mythology

Intensive study of classical mythology in origin, development, meaning and influence.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


CLASS 9287: Seminar in the Hellenistic Age

Seminar in the Hellenistic Age

Credit Hour: 3-6


CLASS 9387: Seminar in Ancient Rhetoric and Oratory

Seminar in Ancient Rhetoric and Oratory

Credit Hours: 3


CLASS 9487: Seminar in Ancient Literary Criticism

Principles and theories of ancient Greek and Latin literary criticism, as developed in significant works on the subject.

Credit Hours: 3


CLASS 9587: Greco-Roman Didactic

Critical and comparative study of Greek and Latin didactic poetry with emphasis on major authors from Hesiod through the Augustan Age.

Credit Hour: 3-6


CLASS 9687: Seminar in Greco-Roman Religion

Seminar in Greco-Roman Religion

Credit Hours: 3


CLASS 9787: Seminar in Greco-Roman Satire and Social Criticism

Seminar in Greco-Roman Satire and Social Criticism

Credit Hours: 3


CLASS 9887: Seminar in the Age of the Antonines

Seminar in the Age of the Antonines

Credit Hour: 3-6


CL_HUM 1050: Greek and Latin in English

A survey of the influence of Greek and Latin upon English literary, scientific, technical, legal and medical vocabulary. Emphasis is upon building competency with complex English words while studying the cultural influence of the classical languages on modern vocabulary.

Credit Hours: 3


CL_HUM 1060: Classical Mythology

Myths of Greece and Rome in literature and art.

Credit Hours: 3


CL_HUM 1060H: Classical Mythology - Honors

Myths of Greece and Rome in literature and art.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required


CL_HUM 2005: Topics in Classical Humanities

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester.

Credit Hour: 1-99


CL_HUM 2100: Greek Culture

Survey of Greek life and thought. Principal developments in literature, the arts, politics, religion and philosophy, and their influence on Western civilization.

Credit Hours: 3


CL_HUM 2100H: Greek Culture - Honors

Survey of Greek life and thought. Principal developments in literature, the arts, politics, religion and philosophy, and their influence on Western civilization.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required


CL_HUM 2200: Roman Culture

Survey of Roman life and thought. Principal developments in literature, the arts, politics, religion, philosophy, and private life, and their influence on Western Civilization.

Credit Hours: 3


CL_HUM 2300: Greek Classics in Translation

Reading in translation and critical study of the most important literary works of the ancient Greek World.

Credit Hours: 3


CL_HUM 2300H: Greek Classics in Translation

Reading in translation and critical study of the most important literary works of the ancient Greek world.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required


CL_HUM 2400: Roman Classics in Translation

Reading in translation and critical study of the most important literary works of the ancient Roman world.

Credit Hours: 3


CL_HUM 2940: Service Learning in Classical Studies

Students provide enrichment programming on the Ancient World at various Columbia Public School sites. Participants must be Classical Studies majors or minors. Graded on A/F basis only. Does not meet Arts and Science general education requirements.

Credit Hour: 1
Prerequisites: instructor's consent required


CL_HUM 3000: Foreigners and Dangerous Women in Greek and Latin Literature

(same as PEA_ST 3130). The study of how Greek and Roman writers depicted and reacted to other races and cultures, compared them with their own, and thereby revealed their own values and prejudices.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3000H: Foreigners and Dangerous Women in Greek and Latin Literature - Honors

(same as PEA_ST 3130). The study of how Greek and Roman writers depicted and reacted to other races and cultures, compared them with their own, and thereby revealed their own values and prejudices.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3005: Topics in Classical Humanities

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3005H: Topics in Classical Humanities - Honors

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3025: Ancient Western Philosophy

(same as PHIL 3000). Philosophical thought on nature, knowledge, the gods, human life and society, from Thales to Augustine. Emphasis on Plato and Aristotle. The relevance of the ancients to contemporary life.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3050: Philosophy Before Socrates

A study of the origin of philosophical thinking in the Ancient Greek world. Topics to be explored include the nature of reality and our knowledge of it, the structure and constituents of the cosmos, human excellence and its relation to morality, political power, and happiness.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3050H: Philosophy Before Socrates - Honors

A study of the origin of philosophical thinking in the Ancient Greek world. Topics to be explored include the nature of reality and our knowledge of it, the structure and constituents of the cosmos, human excellence and its relation to morality, political power, and happiness.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3100: The Age of Pericles

A study of the literature and culture of the 5th and early 4th centuries B.C. in Athens. Authors will include Thucydides, Herodotus, Xenophon, Plato, Aristotle, the tragedians and Aristophanes.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3100H: The Age of Pericles - Honors

A study of the literature and culture of the 5th and early 4th centuries B.C. in Athens. Authors will include Thucydides, Herodotus, Xenophon, Plato, Aristotle, the tragedians and Aristophanes.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3150: The Age of Augustus

Study of the literature of the Age of Augustus; Vergil, Ovid, Horace, Livy, and Propertius.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3150H: The Age of Augustus - Honors

Study of the literature of the Age of Augustus; Vergil, Ovid, Horace, Livy, and Propertius.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3200: Power and Oratory in Ancient Greece

Concentrates on the rise of oratory in Greece and how oratory was exploited for political ends. Special attention will be paid to the Athenian Democracy in the fifth and fourth centuries BC.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3200H: Power and Oratory in Ancient Greece - Honors

Concentrates on the rise of oratory in Greece and how oratory was exploited for political ends. Special attention will be paid to the Athenian Democracy in the fifth and fourth centuries BC.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3225: Roman Comedy, Wit and Humor

Study of works illustrating the comedy, wit and humor of the Romans: readings in comedies of Plautus and Terence, Catullus, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Petronius' Satyricon, Martial, Juvenal and Macrobius.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3250: Greek and Roman Epic

A study of the major representatives of the ancient epic genre. Readings will include Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Apollonius' Argonautica, Vergil's Aeneid.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3250H: Greek and Roman Epic - Honors

A study of the major representatives of the ancient epic genre. Readings will include Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Apollonius' Argonautica, Vergil's Aeneid.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3300: Greek Drama

Reading and interpretation of Greek tragedies and comedies in translation.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3300H: Greek Drama - Honors

Reading and interpretation of Greek tragedies and comedies in translation.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3350: Advanced Mythology

Interpretation of selected classical myths and their influence on later literature and art.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3350H: Advanced Mythology - Honors

Interpretation of selected classical myths and their influence on later literature and art.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3400: Murder and Mayhem: Images of Justice in Classical Antiquity

Ideas of justice from Homer through the early Roman Empire; personal vengeance, law courts and trials, philosophical attitudes, women and courts, techniques of persuasion.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3400H: Murder & Mayhem: Images of Justice in Classical Antiquity - Honors

Ideas of justice from Homer through the early Roman Empire; personal vengeance, law courts and trials, philosophical attitudes, women and courts, techniques of persuasion.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3450: Greek and Roman Characters and Ideals

Study of selected types of characters admired and imitated or hated and rejected in classical antiquity; heroes, philosophers, women.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3450H: Greek and Roman Characters and Ideals - Honors

Study of selected types of characters admired and imitated or hated and rejected in classical antiquity; heroes, philosophers, women.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3550: War and Democracy in Late 5th c. BCE Athens

(same as PEA_ST 3550). Explores the discourse on war and peace in Athenian texts and art that survives from the last quarter of the 5th century B.C.E. This was a period of relentless warfare: the Athenians were fighting the Spartans, Sparta's allies, unaligned cities and several of their own subject states.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3600: The Ancient Novel

Reading and analysis of Greek and Latin prose fiction: ideal and comic romance, fantasy, romantic biography; Hellenistic background.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3600H: The Ancient Novel - Honors

Reading and analysis of Greek and Latin prose fiction: ideal and comic romance, fantasy, romantic biography; Hellenistic background.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3650: Paganism and Christianity

A study of the transition from Paganism to Christianity in the Roman Empire, as seen by observers contemporary with the events.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3650H: Paganism and Christianity - Honors

A study of the transition from Paganism to Christianity in the Roman Empire, as seen by observers contemporary with the events.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3700: Women in the Ancient World

Using classical literary texts as the central focus this course examines the role of women: the conflict inherent in their obligations and their identity in the context of these obligations.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3700H: Women in the Ancient World - Honors

Using classical literary texts as the central focus this course examines the role of women: the conflict inherent in their obligations and their identity in the context of these obligations.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3750: Classics in a Cross-Cultural Context

The goal of this course is to place classical literature in a multicultural context by studying Greek and Latin literary texts alongside verbal art from non-European as well as European cultures.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3750H: Classics in a Cross-Cultural Context - Honors

The goal of this course is to place classical literature in a multicultural context by studying Greek and Latin literary texts alongside verbal art from non-European as well as European cultures.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3775: The Ancient World on Film

(same as AR_H_A 3775 and FILM_S 3775). This course explores how classical antiquity has been represented in twentieth and twenty-first-century film, with particular emphasis on the ways in which ancient narratives and iconography have been appropriated by filmmakers to address contemporary cultural issues.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 3800: Sports and Spectacles in Greco-Roman Antiquity

Investigates athletic display in ancient Greek and Roman culture, from its earliest representations in Greek literature to the massive spectacles of the Roman empire, with an emphasis on the intersections between sport and spectacle and other areas of ancient cultural life.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 4005: Topics in Classical Humanities

Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060 and junior standing


CL_HUM 4100: Greece: From the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire

Study abroad in Greece, in conjunction with the MU International Center. Immersion in the physical and intellectual heritage of ancient Greece; emphasis on cross-disciplinary, on-site learning and the intersections among ancient, Byzantine, and modern Greece. Application required. Graded on A/F basis only.

Credit Hours: 6
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 4100H: Greece: From the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire - Honors

Study abroad in Greece, in conjunction with the MU International Center. Immersion in the physical and intellectual heritage of ancient Greece; emphasis on cross-disciplinary, on-site learning and the intersections among ancient, Byzantine, and modern Greece. Participants chosen by instructor. Graded on A/F basis only. Application required.

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060


CL_HUM 4500: Greek and Roman Religion

(same as REL_ST 4500). Survey of religious development among the Greeks and Romans.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060 and junior standing


CL_HUM 4500H: Greek and Roman Religion - Honors

(same as REL_ST 4500). Survey of religious development among the Greeks and Romans.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060 and junior standing


CL_HUM 4550: Literature and Culture of the Hellenistic Age

A survey of the literature and culture of the Hellenistic Age.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060 and junior standing


CL_HUM 4550H: Literature and Culture of the Hellenistic Age - Honors

A survey of the literature and culture of the Hellenistic Age.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060 and junior standing


CL_HUM 4600: The Classical Tradition

Selected studies in continuity and influence of Greek and Roman culture on Middle Ages, Renaissance, and modern times.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060 and junior standing


CL_HUM 4600H: The Classical Tradition - Honors

Selected studies in continuity and influence of Greek and Roman culture on Middle Ages, Renaissance, and modern times.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060 and junior standing


CL_HUM 4650: The World of Late Antiquity

A survey of the literature, culture, and history of the late Roman and early Byzantine periods. Attention to Christianity's development and the transformation of the classical heritage.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060 and junior standing


CL_HUM 4650H: The World of Late Antiquity - Honors

A survey of the literature, culture, and history of the late Roman and early Byzantine periods. Attention to Christianity's development and the transformation of the classical heritage.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060 and junior standing


CL_HUM 4770: Oral Tradition

(same as ENGLSH 4770). Study of verbal art from living oral traditions (e.g. Native American and African American) and important literary works with roots in oral tradition (e.g. the Bible, the Iliad and Odyssey, and Beowulf).

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060 and junior standing


CL_HUM 4770H: Oral Tradition - Honors

(same as ENGLSH 4770). Study of verbal art from living oral traditions (e.g. Native American and African American) and important literary works with roots in oral tradition (e.g. the Bible, the Iliad and Odyssey, and Beowulf).

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060 and junior standing


CL_HUM 4800: Political Thought in Classical and Christian Antiquity

(same as POL_SC 4800). Reading and discussion of Greek, Roman, and Early Christian treatises on politics and political life. Survey of the political institutions and procedures of the Greek city states and Roman Republic and Empire. Examination of contemporary Christian responses and adaptations.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: CL_HUM 1060 and junior standing


CL_HUM 4970: Capstone in Classical Humanities

Culminating course in the study of Greek and Roman literature and Classical Culture. Required for Classical Humanities majors in first term of senior year.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


CL_HUM 4970H: Capstone in Classical Humanities- Honors

Culminating course in the study of Greek and Roman literature and Classical Culture. Required for Classical Humanities majors in first term of senior year.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent; Honors eligibility required
Recommended: for Classical Humanities double-majors


CL_HUM 7005: Topics in Classical Humanities

Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: any Classical Humanities 3000 level course or instructor's consent


CL_HUM 7550: Literature and Culture of the Hellenistic Age

A survey of the literature and culture of the Hellenistic Age. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3


CL_HUM 7650: The World of Late Antiquity

A survey of the literature, culture, and history of the late Roman and early Byzantine periods. Attention to Christianity's development and the transformation of the classical heritage.

Credit Hours: 3


GREEK 1100: Elementary Ancient Greek I

Study of forms, grammar, syntax. Early attention to reading in simple Attic prose.

Credit Hours: 5


GREEK 1100H: Elementary Ancient Greek I - Honors

Study of forms, grammar, syntax. Early attention to reading in simple Attic prose.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required


GREEK 1200: Elementary Ancient Greek II

Continuation of GREEK 1100. Readings in Attic prose.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: GREEK 1100


GREEK 1200H: Elementary Ancient Greek II - Honors

Continuation of GREEK 1100H. Readings in Attic prose.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: GREEK 1100, Honors eligibility required


GREEK 2000: Greek Reading

Selected works of Greek literature.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GREEK 1200


GREEK 2000H: Greek Reading - Honors

Selected works of Greek literature.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GREEK 1200, Honors eligibility required


GREEK 4120H: Intensive Beginning Greek II - Honors

Continuation of GREEK 4110H. Attention to ability to read rapidly and accurately. Course meets five hours weekly for three hours credit.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: graduate standing and Honors eligibility required


GREEK 4300: Intermediate Readings

Selected advanced readings in prose and poetry. Introduction to Homer.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GREEK 2000


GREEK 4350: The Greek New Testament

(same as REL_ST 4650). Readings in the Greek New Testament and similar literature, e.g., the Septuagint. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: GREEK 4300


GREEK 4400: Homer

Reading, discussion, and literary analysis of Iliad and Odyssey.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: GREEK 4300


GREEK 4500: Greek Stylistics

Study and practice of Greek prose, with special consideration to basic problems: abstract expression, word order, sentence structure and use of common rhetorical devices.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: GREEK 4300


GREEK 4505: Topics in Greek

Topics course involving Greek texts. May be repeated for credit.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: GREEK 4300


GREEK 4510: Greek Tragedy

Selected works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, with special attention to language, style, ideas, and dramatic techniques.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: GREEK 4300


GREEK 4520: Greek Comedy

Selected plays of Aristophanes and Menander, with special attention to cultural contexts.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: GREEK 4300


GREEK 4530: Greek Lyric Poetry

Selected readings from lyric poets, with attention to verse forms, and dialects.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: GREEK 4300


GREEK 4540: Greek Oratory

Selections from Greek orators, with emphasis on Lysias and Demosthenes.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: GREEK 4300


GREEK 4550: Greek Philosophers

Emphasis on readings and analysis of selected texts of major Greek philosophers.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: GREEK 4300


GREEK 4560: Greek Historians

Reading and analysis of selected texts of major Greek historians.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: GREEK 4300


GREEK 4570: Greek Epigraphy

Introduction to study of Greek inscriptions and their contribution to the understanding of other aspects of ancient culture.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: GREEK 4300


GREEK 4700: Survey of Greek Literature

Greek literature from origins to end of Roman period; emphasis on authors not covered in other courses, to provide general view of styles and genres.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: GREEK 4300


GREEK 4960: Special Readings in Greek

Readings in authors and texts not covered in other courses.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: GREEK 4300


GREEK 7300: Intermediate Readings in Greek

Selected advanced readings in prose and poetry. Introduction to Homer.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GREEK 2000 or equivalent. Available to students for graduate credit in departments other than Classical Studies


GREEK 7350: The Greek New Testament

(same as REL_ST 7650). Readings in the Greek New Testament and similar literature, e.g., the Septuagint. Graduate students read significantly more Greek than do undergraduates and testing is accordingly more rigorous. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GREEK 4300 or instructor's consent


GREEK 7400: Homer

Reading, discussion, and literary analysis of Iliad and Odyssey.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: two years Classical Greek or equivalent


GREEK 7500: Greek Stylistics

Study and practice of general Greek prose tendencies, with special consideration to basic problems: abstract expression, word order, sentence structure and use of common rhetorical devices.

Credit Hours: 3


GREEK 7505: Topics in Greek

Organized study of selected authors or eras. Subject and earnable credit vary from semester to semester.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: two years of Classical Greek or equivalent


GREEK 7510: Greek Tragedy

Selected works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, with special attention to language, style, ideas, and dramatic techniques.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: wo years Classical Greek or equivalent


GREEK 7520: Greek Comedy

Selected plays of Aristophanes and Menander, with special attention to cultural contexts.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: two years Classical Greek or equivalent


GREEK 7530: Greek Lyric Poetry

Selected readings from lyric poets, with attention to verse forms, and dialects.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: two years Classical Greek or equivalent


GREEK 7540: Greek Oratory

Selections from Greek orators, with emphasis on Lysias and Demosthenes.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: two years Classical Greek or equivalent


GREEK 7550: Greek Philosophers

Emphasis on readings and analysis of selected texts of major Greek philosophers.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: two years Classical Greek or equivalent


GREEK 7560: Greek Historians

Reading and analysis of selected texts of major Greek historians.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: two years Classical Greek or equivalent


GREEK 7570: Greek Epigraphy

Introduction to study of Greek inscriptions and their contribution to the understanding of other aspects of ancient culture.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GREEK 2000


GREEK 7700: Survey of Greek Literature

Greek literature from origins to end of Roman period; emphasis on authors not covered in other courses, to provide general view of styles and genres.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: two years Classical Greek or equivalent


GREEK 7960: Special Readings in Greek

Readings in authors and texts not covered in other courses.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: departmental consent and two years Classical Greek or equivalent


GREEK 8000: Proseminar in Greek Texts

This is a seminar-level introduction to Greek literary and historical texts. The emphasis in this course will be on wide and intensive reading, with the objective of helping the new graduate student quickly develop a sound literary and linguistic competence.

Credit Hours: 3


GREEK 8010: Greek Rough Guide

Intensive exploration of Greek Literature from its earliest appearance through the Roman period. Emphasis upon texts as both literary and cultural artifacts whose interpretation requires familiarity with the historical and archaeological legacy of antiquity as well as modern exegetical strategies. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3


GREEK 8100: Greek Historiography

(same as HIST 8500). Study of the major contemporary historians of Classical Greece and their methodology. Differential readings available to both students with a reading knowledge of Greek and also those without Greek.

Credit Hours: 3


GREEK 9287: Seminar in Greek Drama

May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.

Credit Hours: 3


GREEK 9387: Seminar in Greek Lyric Poetry

Seminar in Greek Lyric Poetry.

Credit Hour: 1-99


GREEK 9487: Seminar in the Greek Philosophers

Seminar in the Greek Philosophers.

Credit Hours: 3


GREEK 9587: Seminar in the Greek Historians

Seminar in the Greek Historians.

Credit Hours: 3


GREEK 9687: Seminar in Greek Epic Poetry

Seminar in Greek Epic Poetry.

Credit Hours: 3


GREEK 9787: Seminar on the Age of Pericles

Study of Greek culture of mid-fifth century B.C., including law, religion, art, philosophy, science, and other aspects of the culture, to give students an integrated view of life of the period.

Credit Hours: 3


GREEK 9887: Seminar in Special Fields

Seminar in Special Fields.

Credit Hours: 3


LATIN 1100: Elementary Latin I

Forms, grammar, syntax.

Credit Hours: 5


LATIN 1100H: Honors Elementary Latin

Beginning Latin for Honors Eligible students.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required


LATIN 1200: Elementary Latin II

Continuation of LATIN 1100.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: LATIN 1100


LATIN 1200H: Honors Elementary Latin II

Continuation of LATIN 1100H.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: LATIN 1100. Honors eligibility required


LATIN 2000: Latin Reading

Readings in Latin prose and poetry.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: LATIN 1200


LATIN 2000H: Latin Reading - Honors

Readings in Latin prose and poetry.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: LATIN 1200. Honors eligibility required


LATIN 4300: Latin Poetry

Readings in selections from the Latin poets.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: LATIN 2000


LATIN 4350: Latin Prose

Selections from various Latin prose writers; some composition at instructor's discretion.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: LATIN 2000


LATIN 4500: Latin Stylistics

Study and writing of connected prose compositions.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Recommended: LATIN 4300


LATIN 4505: Topics in Latin

Topics course involving Latin texts. May be repeated for credit.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: LATIN 4300


LATIN 4510: Age of the Scipios

Critical readings in and integrated analyses of the culture of the second century B.C.

Credit Hour: 3-6
Recommended: LATIN 4300


LATIN 4520: Age of Cicero

Critical readings in and integrated analyses of the culture of the last decades of the Roman Republic.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: LATIN 4300


LATIN 4530: Vergil

Readings, discussion, and literary analysis of Vergil Aeneid.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: LATIN 4300


LATIN 4540: Augustan Literature

Critical readings in and integrated analyses of the culture of Augustan Rome.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: LATIN 4300


LATIN 4550: Latin Epigraphy

Introduction to the study of Latin inscriptions and their contributions to ancient culture.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: LATIN 4300


LATIN 4560: Neronian Literature

Critical readings in and integrated analysis of the culture of the age of Nero.

Credit Hour: 3-6
Recommended: LATIN 4300


LATIN 4570: Age of Pliny and Tacitus

Critical readings in and integrated analyses of the ages of Domitian and Trajan.

Credit Hour: 3-6
Recommended: LATIN 4300


LATIN 4580: The Theodosian Age

A survey of major literary works of the late fourth and early fifth centuries. Readings from Augustine, Ambrose, Prudentius, Paulinus of Nola, Ammianus Marcellinus, Claudian.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: LATIN 4300


LATIN 4590: Medieval Latin

Selected texts of Middle Ages and Renaissance. For students with primary interest in history, literature, philosophy, religion, Romance philology, or the classical tradition, experience with Latin sources in their field.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: LATIN 4300


LATIN 4600: Survey of Latin Literature

Latin literature from origins to end of Roman Empire; emphasis on authors not covered in other courses, to provide general view of styles and genres.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: LATIN 4300


LATIN 4960: Special Readings in Latin

Readings in authors and texts not covered in other courses.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Recommended: LATIN 4300


LATIN 7300: Latin Poetry

Readings in selections from the Latin poets. Available to students for graduate credit in departments other than Classical Studies.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: LATIN 2000 or equivalent


LATIN 7350: Latin Prose

Selections from various Latin prose writers; some composition at instructor's discretion. Available to students for graduate credit in departments other than Classical Studies.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: LATIN 2000


LATIN 7500: Latin Stylistics

Study and writing of connected prose compositions.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: two years classical Latin or equivalent


LATIN 7505: Topics in Latin

Topics in Latin.

Credit Hours: 3


LATIN 7510: Age of the Scipios

Critical readings in and integrated analyses of the culture of the second century B.C.

Credit Hour: 3-6
Prerequisites: two years Classical Latin or equivalent


LATIN 7520: Age of Cicero

Critical readings in and integrated analyses of the culture of the last decades of the Roman Republic.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: two years Classical Latin or equivalent


LATIN 7530: Vergil

Readings, discussion, and literary analysis of Vergil's Aeneid.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: two years of Classical Latin or equivalent


LATIN 7540: Augustan Literature

Critical readings in and integrated analyses of the culture of Augustan Rome.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: two years Classical Latin or equivalent


LATIN 7550: Latin Epigraphy

Introduction to the study of Latin inscriptions and their contributions to ancient culture.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: two years Classical Latin or equivalent


LATIN 7560: Neronian Literature

Critical readings in and integrated analysis of culture of the age of Nero.

Credit Hour: 3-6
Prerequisites: two years Classical Latin or equivalent


LATIN 7570: Age of Pliny and Tacitus

Critical readings in and integrated analyses of the ages of Domitian and Trajan.

Credit Hour: 3-6
Prerequisites: two years Classical Latin or equivalent


LATIN 7580: The Theodosian Age

A survey of major literary works of the late fourth and early fifth centuries. Readings from Augustine, Ambrose, Prudentius, Paulinus of Nola, Ammianus Marcellinus, Claudian.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: two years of Classical Latin or equivalent


LATIN 7590: Medieval Latin

Selected texts of Middle Ages and Renaissance. For students with primary interest in history, literature, philosophy, religion, Romance philology, or the classical tradition, experience with Latin sources in their field.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


LATIN 7600: Survey of Latin Literature

Latin literature from origins to end of Roman Empire; emphasis on authors not covered in other courses, to provide general view of styles and genres.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: two years Classical Latin or equivalent


LATIN 7960: Special Readings in Latin

Readings in authors and texts not covered in other courses.

Credit Hour: 2-3
Prerequisites: two years Classical Latin or equivalent


LATIN 8000: Proseminar in Latin Texts


Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


LATIN 8010: Latin Rough Guide

Intensive exploration of Latin literature from the Roman Republic through the Late Empire. Emphasis upon texts as both literary and cultural artifacts whose interpretation requires familiarity with the historical and archaeological legacy of antiquity as well as modern exegetical strategies.

Credit Hours: 3


LATIN 9187: Seminar in Roman Comedy

Seminar in Roman Comedy.

Credit Hours: 3


LATIN 9287: Seminar in Latin Lyric and Elegiac Poetry

Seminar in Latin Lyric and Elegiac Poetry

Credit Hours: 3


LATIN 9387: Seminar in Neronian Literature

Seminar in Neronian Literature

Credit Hours: 3


LATIN 9487: Seminar in Roman Historians

Seminar in Roman Historians.

Credit Hours: 3


LATIN 9587: Seminar in Latin Epic Poetry

Seminar in Latin Epic Poetry.

Credit Hour: 1-99


LATIN 9687: Seminar in the Augustan Age

Integrated studies in the culture of the age of Augustus--its literature, art and architecture, religion, political and social institutions.

Credit Hour: 3-6


LATIN 9787: Seminar in Late Antiquity

Integrated studies in the culture of late antiquity with interdisciplinary focus.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: consent required for non graduate students


LATIN 9887: Seminar in Special Fields

Seminar in special fields.

Credit Hours: 3