5: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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Department of Classics
Course Descriptions | Departmental Degree Requirements

Classics | Greek | Latin

Course Descriptions

Classics

CLAS 501 - (3) (SI)
Proseminar

Introduction to Classical philology and its methods.

CLAS 613 - (3) (IR)
Classical Mythology in Literature, Art, and Film

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
An intensive three-week summer seminar for teachers of elementary school, middle school, and high school who teach some aspect of mythology or wish to introduce classical mythology into their curricula.

Greek

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

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

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

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

Study of 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

Study of 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

Survey of 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)
Aeschylusí Oresteia

Reading and discussion of Aeschylusí Agamemnon, Choephoroi, and Eumenides.

GREE 515 - (3) (SI)
Sophocles

Study of selected plays of Sophocles and their dramatic technique.

GREE 516 - (3) (SI)
Herodotus

Readings in the Histories.

GREE 517 - (3) (SI)
Euripides

Reading of selected plays, with study of poetic and dramatic technique.

GREE 518 - (3) (SI)
Thucydides

Study of selections from the History of the Peloponnesian War, with attention to the development of Greek historical prose style and the historical monograph.

GREE 519 - (3) (SI)
Aristophanes

Reading of selected plays of Aristophanes, with close examination of the history and development of Greek Old Comedy.

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 Platoís 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

Study of Greek literary theory, with readings from Aristotleís Rhetoric and Poetics and Longinus.

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

For masterís thesis, taken before a thesis director has been selected.

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

For masterís 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 of important works of the period.

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

Lectures with readings of important works of the period.

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

Study of medieval Latin literature from Boethius to Dante.

LATI 504 - (3) (SI)
Prose Composition

LATI 505 - (3) (SI)
Latin Paleography

A study of scripts and book production from antiquity to the Renaissance.

LATI 506 - (3) (SI)
Roman Comedy

Study of selected plays of Plautus and Terence.

LATI 507 - (3) (SI)
Latin Elegy

Study of selections from Tibullus, Propertius, and Ovid.

LATI 508 - (3) (SI)
Roman Satire

Study of the satiric fragments from the Roman Republic and Horaceís Sermones; the origins of Roman Satire.

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

Study of Roman literary theory, with readings from the Rhetorica ad Herennium, Ciceroís works on the principles of oratory, Horaceís Ars Poetica, and Quintilian.

LATI 510 - (3) (SI)
Lucretius

Study of selections from Lucretiusí De Rerum Natura; the development of Roman Epicureanism.

LATI 511 - (3) (SI)
Catullus

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

LATI 512 - (3) (SI)
Julius Caesar

A study of 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)
Ciceroís Philosophical Works

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

LATI 514 - (3) (SI)
Ciceroís Rhetorical Works

Readings from the orations and from the rhetorical treatises.

LATI 515 - (3) (SI)
Sallust

Study of 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)
Vergilís Aeneid

LATI 517 - (3) (SI)
Vergilís Eclogues and Georgics

LATI 518 - (3) (SI)
Horaceís Odes

LATI 519 - (3) (SI)
Livy
Study of selected readings from the Ab urbe condita.

LATI 520 - (3) (SI)
Ovidís Metamorphoses

LATI 521 - Three credits (SI)
Ovidís Love Poetry

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

LATI 522 - (3) (SI)
Tacitus

Study of selections from Tacitus.

LATI 523 - (3) (SI)
Petronius

Study of Petroniusí Satyricon; the development of fiction-writing in classical antiquity.

LATI 524 - (3) (SI)
Juvenal

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

LATI 525 - (3) (SI)
Senecaís Philosophical Works

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

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

Study of readings from Lucan, Statius, and Silius Italicus.

LATI 527 - (3) (SI)
Apuleiusí Metamorphoses

Reading of the text and study of the workís 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

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

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

For masterís research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.

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

For masterís 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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