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Department of Classics

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

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts Twenty-four credits of graduate courses; translation exam in Greek or Latin; oral exam on Greek or Roman literature; written exam in Greek or Roman history; 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.


Course Descriptions

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Classics

CLAS 501 - (3) (SI)
Proseminar
Introduction to Classical philology and its methods.

CLAS 525 - (3) (IR)
Ancient Greek Religion

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
An introduction to the religious beliefs, practices, and life of ancient Greeks of the classical period as they are found in literature, history, architecture, and art.

CLAS 615 - (3) (IR)
World Mythology

An introduction to those myths from Greece and Rome that have had the greatest importance for teachers of English. The emphasis will be on the structure and recurring images in important myths, with attention to specific ways in which those are processed in the originals and then reconsidered in subsequent texts.

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) (Y)
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 706 - (3) (IR)
Roman Religion
This seminar examine the institutions, practices, and attitudes associated with Roman religion, focusing chiefly on aspects of Roman religion as practiced in the city of Rome itself, and devoting itself primarily to the Republican and early imperial periods. Cross listed as HIEU 706.

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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