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Classics

Anatole Mori, Department Chair
College of Arts and Science
112B Swallow Hall
(573) 882-0679

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

The department offers a BA degree with a major in Ancient Mediterranean Studies 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 S. Gurd**, T. A. Tarkow**, D. Trout**
Associate Professor R. D. Marks**, A. Mori**, D. J. Schenker**, B. P. Wallach*
Assistant Professor M. Farmer*, S. Yona*
Assistant Teaching Professor John McDonald*
Professor Emeritus D. M. Hooley**, C. Saylor*
 

Director of Undergraduate Studies:
David Schenker
201 Swallow Hall
SchenkerD@missouri.edu

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 Classics 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, Archaeology, 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.

Director of Graduate Studies:
Raymond Marks
222 Swallow Hall
(579)882-0679
MarksR@missouri.edu

The Department of Ancient Mediterranean 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 Ancient Mediterranean 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.

GREEK 1100: Elementary Ancient Greek I

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

Credit Hours: 4


GREEK 1100H: Elementary Ancient Greek I - Honors

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

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required


GREEK 1200: Elementary Ancient Greek II

Continuation of GREEK 1100. Readings in Attic prose.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: GREEK 1100


GREEK 1200H: Elementary Ancient Greek II - Honors

Continuation of GREEK 1100H. Readings in Attic prose.

Credit Hours: 4
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 4300: Intermediate Readings

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

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GREEK 2000


GREEK 4300H: Intermediate Readings - Honors

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

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GREEK 2000; honors eligibility required


GREEK 4500: Greek Stylistics

(cross-leveled with GREEK 7500). 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 4510: Greek Tragedy

(cross-leveled with GREEK 7510). 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

(cross-leveled with GREEK 7520). Selected plays of Aristophanes and Menander, with special attention to cultural contexts.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: GREEK 4300


GREEK 4530: Greek Lyric Poetry

(cross-leveled with GREEK 7530). Selected readings from lyric poets, with attention to verse forms, and dialects.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: GREEK 4300


GREEK 4540: Greek Oratory

(cross-leveled with GREEK 7540). Selections from Greek orators, with emphasis on Lysias and Demosthenes.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: GREEK 4300


GREEK 4560: Greek Historians

(cross-leveled with GREEK 7560). Reading and analysis of selected texts of major Greek historians.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: GREEK 4300


GREEK 4700: Survey of Greek Literature

(cross-leveled with GREEK 7700). 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 7500: Greek Stylistics

(cross-leveled with GREEK 4500). 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 7510: Greek Tragedy

(cross-leveled with GREEK 4510). 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

(cross-leveled with GREEK 4520). 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

(cross-leveled with GREEK 4530). 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

(cross-leveled with GREEK 7530). Selections from Greek orators, with emphasis on Lysias and Demosthenes.

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


GREEK 7560: Greek Historians

(cross-leveled with GREEK 7560). Reading and analysis of selected texts of major Greek historians.

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


GREEK 7700: Survey of Greek Literature

(cross-leveled with GREEK 4700). 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 9287: Seminar in Greek Drama

May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.

Credit Hours: 3


GREEK 9487: Seminar in the Greek Philosophers

Seminar in the Greek Philosophers.

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: 4


LATIN 1100H: Honors Elementary Latin

Beginning Latin for Honors Eligible students.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required


LATIN 1200: Elementary Latin II

Continuation of LATIN 1100.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: LATIN 1100


LATIN 1200H: Honors Elementary Latin II

Continuation of LATIN 1100H.

Credit Hours: 4
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 4121: Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages

(same as SPAN 4120, FRENCH 4120). Theory and techniques of current foreign language methodology and their application in the classroom. Presentation of instructional projects, classroom observations, and strategies for classroom management. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: departmental consent


LATIN 4300: Latin Poetry

(cross-leveled with LATIN 7300). Readings in selections from the Latin poets.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: LATIN 2000


LATIN 4350: Latin Prose

(cross-leveled with LATIN 7350). Selections from various Latin prose writers; some composition at instructor's discretion.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: LATIN 2000


LATIN 4500: Latin Stylistics

(cross-leveled with LATIN 7500). Study and writing of connected prose compositions.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Recommended: LATIN 4300


LATIN 4510: Age of the Scipios

(cross-leveled with LATIN 7510). 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

(cross-leveled with LATIN 7520). 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

(cross-leveled with LATIN 7530). 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 4580: The Theodosian Age

(cross-leveled with LATIN 7580). 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

(cross-leveled with LATIN 7590). 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

(cross-leveled with LATIN 4600). 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

(cross-leveled with LATIN 4300). 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

(cross-leveled with LATIN 4350). 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

(cross-leveled with LATIN 4500). Study and writing of connected prose compositions.

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


LATIN 7510: Age of the Scipios

(cross-leveled with LATIN 4510). 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

(cross-leveled with LATIN 4520). 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

(cross-leveled with LATIN 4530). Readings, discussion, and literary analysis of Vergil's Aeneid.

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


LATIN 7580: The Theodosian Age

(cross-leveled with LATIN 4580). 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

(cross-leveled with LATIN 4590). 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

(cross-leveled with LATIN 4600). 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 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 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