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1101. Greek Civilization

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

A survey of classical Greece, with emphasis on literature, thought, and influence on contemporary culture. Taught in English. CA 1. GEOC

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1102. Roman Civilization

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

A survey of classical Rome, with emphasis on literature, thought, and influence on contemporary culture. Taught in English. CA 1. GEOC

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1103. Classical Mythology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Origin, nature, and function of myth in the literature and art of Greece and Rome and the re-interpretation of classical myth in modern art forms. Taught in English. CA 1. GEOC

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1121. Elementary Latin I

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students who have had three or more years of Latin in high school or who have passed CAMS 1122, 1123 or 1124.

Grading Basis: Graded

A study of the essentials of Latin grammar designed to prepare the student to read simple classical Latin prose.

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1122. Elementary Latin II

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: CAMS 1121 or two years of Latin in high school. Not open to students who have had three or more years of Latin in high school or who have passed CAMS 1123, 1124.

Grading Basis: Graded

A study of the essentials of Latin grammar designed to prepare the student to read simple classical Latin prose.

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1123. Intermediate Latin I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CAMS 1122 or two years or more of Latin in high school. Not open for credit to students who have had CAMS 1124.

Grading Basis: Graded

Review of the essentials of grammar. Reading of classical Latin prose and poetry with emphasis on Cicero and Ovid or Vergil.

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1124. Intermediate Latin II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CAMS 1123. Cannot be taken for credit after passing CAMS 3102.

Grading Basis: Graded

Review of the essentials of grammar. Reading of classical Latin prose and poetry with emphasis on Cicero and Ovid or Vergil.

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1171. Intensive Elementary Ancient Greek

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students who have had three or more years of Greek in high school or who have passed CAMS 1172.

Grading Basis: Graded

Intensive introduction to ancient Greek. Basic morphology, syntax, and vocabulary through simple readings from the New Testament.

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1172. Intensive Intermediate Ancient Greek

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: CAMS 1171. Not open to students who have had three or more years of high school Greek. Cannot be taken for credit after passing CAMS 3101.

Grading Basis: Graded

Transition to classical Greek through selections from Xenophon, reading of Plato's Apology complete.

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1193. Foreign Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics taken in a foreign study program. May be repeated for credit.

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3101. Topics in Advanced Greek

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: CAMS 1172

Grading Basis: Graded

Reading of Ancient Greek texts in the original. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit. Involves reading in Greek.

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3102. Topics in Advanced Latin

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: CAMS 1124 or 3 years or more of high school Latin.

Grading Basis: Graded

Reading of Latin texts in the original. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit. Involves reading in Latin.

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3207. Greek Philosophical Writings

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Selections from Plato and Aristotle.

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3208. Homer

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Selections from the Iliad or Odyssey. Taught in English.

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3211. Greek Drama

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Selected plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes.

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3212. Greek Historical Writings

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Selections from Herodotus and Thucydides.

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3213. Ovid & Mythology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Selections from Ovid, mainly from the Metamorphoses, and a study of the myths of Greece and Rome.

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3221. Survey of Classical Latin Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Extensive reading of a relatively wide range of authors of representative classical Latin prose and poetry.

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3224. Vergil and the Roman Epic

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Books VII-XII of the Aeneid and a study of the relation of the Aeneid to earlier Greek epic and to the later epic tradition.

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3225. Latin Drama

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Selected plays of Plautus, Terence, and Seneca, with lectures on Roman theatre and the development of drama.

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3226. Latin Lyric Poetry

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Selections from the lyrics of Horace and Catullus, with lectures on metrical patterns and the influence of Greek lyrics.

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3227. Latin Historical Prose

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Selections from Sallust, Livy, and Tacitus.

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3232. Medieval Latin

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CAMS 1124 or 3 years or more of high school Latin.

Grading Basis: Graded

Reading of texts from a number of periods and in a variety of styles, with consideration of morphological, syntactical, and semantic developments. Taught in Latin.

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3241W. Greek & Roman Epic

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Recommended preparation: CAMS 1101 or 1102 or 1103. A knowledge of Latin or Greek is not required.

Grading Basis: Graded

A study of classical epic, with special emphasis on Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and Vergil's Aeneid, but including also other examples of the genre. Oral and literary epic, their social and political contexts, and the influence of classical epic on later literature. Taught in English.

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3242W. Greek & Roman Drama

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Recommended preparation: CAMS 1101 or 1102 or 1103. A knowledge of Latin or Greek is not required.

Grading Basis: Graded

Selected plays from the works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Plautus, Terence, and Seneca. The origin and development of Greek drama, its transformation in the Roman period, and the influence of classical drama on later literature. Taught in English.

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3244. Ancient Fictions

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Examines a range of novels and other fictions from the Greco-Roman world. Works read will include the Greek sentimental novels, the satirical Roman novels of Petronius and Apeleius, and a variety of other pagan, Jewish, and Christian fictions. Taught in English.

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3245. Ancient World in Cinema

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Representations of the ancient Mediterranean world in contemporary cinema.

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3251. Greek Art

Also offered as: ARTH 3140

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Greek art and architecture from the ninth century B.C. to the first-century A.D.

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3257. Ancient Philosophy

Also offered as: PHIL 2221

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: One from PHIL 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104, 1105, 1106 or 1107.

Grading Basis: Graded

Greek philosophy from its origin in the Pre-Socratics through its influence on early Christianity. Readings from the works of Plato and Aristotle. Taught in English.

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3293. Foreign Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics taken in a foreign study program. May be repeated for credit. May count toward the major with consent of the advisor.

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3295. Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

Grading Basis: Graded

Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

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3298. Variable Topics

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

Grading Basis: Graded

Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary. With a change in topic, may be repeated for credit.

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3299. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

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3301. Ancient Near East

Also offered as: HIST 3301

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The history of Near Eastern civilization from the Neolithic period to the Persian Empire. The birth of civilization in Mesopotamia and Egypt. The political, economic, social and cultural achievements of ancient Near Eastern peoples. Taught in English.

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3320. Ancient Greece: Troy to Sparta

Also offered as: HIST 3320

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The history of Greece from Minoan and Mycenaean times until the Hellenistic Period and Alexander the Great, with special emphasis on the Fifth Century and the "Golden Age" of Athens.

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3321. Hellenistic World: Alexander to Cleopatra

Also offered as: HIST 3321

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The Eastern Mediterranean (the Greek east) from Alexander to Cleopatra (336-30 BCE), including historical, cultural, social, and religious developments.

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3325. Ancient Rome: Aeneas to Augustus

Also offered as: HIST 3325

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

From the beginning of Rome to the growth of the Roman Republic and the onset of Empire. Roman civilization and its influence upon later history.

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3326. Ancient Rome: Emperors and Barbarians

Also offered as: HIST 3326

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The Roman Empire, from its beginnings until its transformation (or "fall") under the "barbarian" invasions, and its influence on later history. CA 1.

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3330. Palestine Under the Greeks and Romans

Also offered as: HEJS 3330, HIST 3330

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CAMS 1101or 1102 or CAMS/HIST 3301or HIST 3320 or 3325 or INTD 3260 or HEJS 1103 or 3202 or instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

The political, historical and religious currents in Greco-Roman Palestine. Includes the Jewish Revolts, sectarian developments, the rise of Christianity and the Talmudic academies. May not be used to meet the foreign language requirement. Taught in English. May not be used to meet the foreign language requirement.

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3335. The Early Christian Church

Also offered as: HIST 3335

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The evolution of Christian institutions, leadership and doctrines in the Roman Empire ca. 50-451 CE. Topics may include gnosticism, prophecy, martyrdom, asceticism, pilgrimage, heresy, orthodoxy. Taught in English.

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3340. World of the Later Roman Empire

Also offered as: HIST 3340

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The profound social and cultural changes that redefined the cities, frontiers, and economies of the classical Mediterranean world and led to the Middle Ages. Developments in the eastern and western Mediterranean between the second and seventh centuries.

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4096W. Senior Thesis in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; 12 credits in CAMS at 2000-level or above, three of which may be taken concurrently

Grading Basis: Graded

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