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2003-2004
GRADUATE RECORD
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
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Course Descriptions

Department of Classics

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts Twenty-four credits of graduate courses; translation exam in Greek or Latin; oral exam on Greek or Roman history and literature; reading knowledge of either French or German; master's thesis.

Master of Teaching Program in Latin offered through the Curry School of Graduate Education.

Doctor of Philosophy Thirty credits of graduate courses in addition to those required for the Master of Arts; translation examinations in Greek and Latin; oral and written examinations on Greek and Roman literature and history; reading knowledge of both French and German; exam on special author and special field to be chosen by the candidate; dissertation; and oral defense.

Address
401 Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400788
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4788
(434) 924-3008 Fax: (434) 924-3062
classics@virginia.edu
www.virginia.edu/~classics/classics.htm


Course Descriptions

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Classics

CLAS 501 - (3) (SI)
Proseminar

Introduction to Classical philology and its methods.

Greek

Note Six credits of Greek language courses above GREE 202 are prerequisite for all graduate courses in Greek.

Gree 501 - (3) (SI)
Survey of Greek Literature to the end of the Fifth Century

Lectures with readings from Homer through Thucydides.

Gree 502 - (3) (SI)
Survey of Later Greek Literature

Lectures with readings from the end of the Fifth Century to the Second Sophistic.

GREE 503 - (3) (SI)
Classical Greek Prose

Studies prose selections illustrating the development of prose style in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.

GREE 504 - (3) (SI)
Later Greek Prose

Studies selections from Greek authors, illustrating the development of prose style from the third century B.C. to the second century A.D.

GREE 508 - (3) (SI)
Greek Epigraphy

Studies the inscriptions of the ancient Greeks.

GREE 509 - (3) (SI)
Prose Composition

Translation from English into Greek.

GREE 510 - (3) (SI)
Homer

Readings from Homeric epics, with study of various Homeric problems.

GREE 511 - (3) (SI)
Hesiod

Reading of the Works and Days and Theogony, with study of their place in the literary tradition.

GREE 512 - (3) (SI)
Greek Lyric Poetry

Surveys Greek lyric forms from earliest times.

GREE 513 - (3) (SI)
Pindar

Reading of selections from the Odes, and study of the development of the choral lyric in Greek poetry.

GREE 514 - (3) (SI)
Aeschylus' Oresteia

Reading and discussion of Aeschylus' Agamemnon, Choephoroi, and Eumenides.

GREE 515 - (3) (SI)
Sophocles

Selected plays and their dramatic technique.

GREE 516 - (3) (SI)
Herodotus

Readings in the Histories.

GREE 517 - (3) (SI)
Euripides

Selected plays and their poetic and dramatic technique.

GREE 518 - (3) (SI)
Thucydides

Selections from the History of the Peloponnesian War, emphasizing the development of Greek historical prose style and the historical monograph.

GREE 519 - (3) (SI)
Aristophanes

Examines the history and development of Greek Old Comedy through selected plays of Aristophanes.

GREE 520 - (3) (SI)
New Comedy

Reading of the Dyscolus and other substantial fragments, with discussion of New Comedy, its origins and its legacy.

GREE 521 - (3) (SI)
Plato

Readings from selected dialogues of Plato, with study of Plato's philosophy and literary style.

GREE 522 - (3) (SI)
Aristotle

Reading and discussion of the Nicomachean Ethics.

GREE 523 - (3) (SI)
Hellenistic Poetry

Readings in the poets of the Hellenistic period.

GREE 801 - (3) (SI)
Seminar on Select Topics in Greek Literature

GREE 806 - (3) (SI)
Greek Textual Criticism

GREE 810 - (3) (SI)
Greek Religion

Seminar on select topics in Greek Religion.

GREE 813 - (3) (SI)
Greek Literary Criticism

Readings from Aristotle's Rhetoric and Poetics and Longinus.

GREE 897 - (3-12) (S)
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research

For master's thesis, taken before a thesis director has been selected.

GREE 898 - (3-12) (S)
Non-Topical Research

For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.

GREE 997 - (3-12) (S)
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research

For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.

GREE 999 - (3) (S)
Non-Topical Research

For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.

Latin

Note Twelve credits of Latin language courses above LATI 202 are prerequisite for all graduate courses in Latin.

LATI 501 - (3) (SI)
History of Republican Latin Literature

Lectures with readings from the beginning to the end of the Republic.

LATI 502 - (3) (SI)
History of Latin Literature of the Empire

Lectures with readings from Vergil through Juvenal.

LATI 503 - (3) (SI)
History of Medieval Latin Literature

Studies medieval Latin literature from Boethius to Dante.

LATI 504 - (3) (SI)
Prose Composition

LATI 505 - (3) (SI)
Latin Paleography

Studies scripts and book production from antiquity to the Renaissance.

LATI 506 - (3) (SI)
Roman Comedy

Studies selected plays of Plautus and Terence.

LATI 507 - (3) (SI)
Latin Elegy

Studies selections from Tibullus, Propertius, and Ovid.

LATI 508 - (3) (SI)
Roman Satire

Studies the satiric fragments from the Roman Republic and Horace's Sermones; the origins of Roman Satire.

LATI 509 - (3) (SI)
Roman Literary Criticism

Studies Roman literary theory, with readings from the Rhetorica ad Herennium, Cicero's works on the principles of oratory, Horace's Ars Poetica, and Quintilian.

LATI 510 - (3) (SI)
Lucretius

Selections from Lucretius' De Rerum Natura; the development of Roman Epicureanism.

LATI 511 - (3) (SI)
Catullus

Studies the surviving poems of Catullus, with particular attention to questions of genre, structure, and literary history.

LATI 512 - (3) (SI)
Julius Caesar

Studies either the Bellum Gallicum or the Bellum Civile, both as literary monuments and as first-hand accounts of major events in the last years of the Roman Republic.

LATI 513 - (3) (SI)
Cicero's Philosophical Works

Focuses on the ethical and epistemological or on the theological or political treatises.

LATI 514 - (3) (SI)
Cicero's Rhetorical Works

Readings from the orations and from the rhetorical treatises.

LATI 515 - (3) (SI)
Sallust

Studies the historical monographs Catilina and Jurgurtha in their literary and historical setting, with attention to the remains of the Histories and to other contemporary documents.

LATI 516 - (3) (SI)
Vergil's Aeneid

LATI 517 - (3) (SI)
Vergil's Eclogues and Georgics

LATI 518 - (3) (SI)
Horace's Odes

LATI 519 - (3) (SI)
Livy

Studies selected readings from the Ab urbe condita.

LATI 520 - (3) (SI)
Ovid's Metamorphoses

LATI 521 - (3) (SI)
Ovid's Love Poetry

Studies readings from the Amores, Heroides, Ars Amatoria, and Remedia Amoris.

LATI 522 - (3) (SI)
Tacitus

Studies selections from Tacitus.

LATI 523 - (3) (SI)
Petronius

Studies Petronius' Satyricon; the development of fiction-writing in classical antiquity.

LATI 524 - (3) (SI)
Juvenal

Studies the satires of Juvenal; the development of satire among the Romans.

LATI 525 - (3) (SI)
Seneca's Philosophical Works

Studies selected philosophical texts of Seneca, chiefly the Epistulae Morales; the nature and development of Roman Stoicism.

LATI 526 - (3) (SI)
Latin Epic After Vergil

Studies readings from Lucan, Statius, and Silius Italicus.

LATI 527 - (3) (SI)
Apuleius' Metamorphoses

Reading of the text and study of the work's influence on subsequent literature and art.

LATI 528 - (3) (SI)
Christian Latin Writings of the Roman Empire

LATI 801 - (3) (SI)
Seminar on Select Topics in Latin Literature

LATI 806 - (3) (SI)
Latin Textual Criticism

Studies advanced problems in Latin palaeography and in the transmission of Latin texts.

LATI 897 - (3-12) (S)
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research

For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.

LATI 898 - (3-12) (S)
Non-Topical Research

For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.

LATI 997 - (3-12) (S)
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research

For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.

LATI 999 - (3-12) (S)
Non-Topical Research

For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.


 
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