The Classics Department offers the following courses in
Classical Culture and Civilization:
CL 210 Art and Architecture of the Ancient World
The development of Egyptian, Greek and Roman classical art and architecture within the context of religious practice, literature and public affairs. Depiction of the human figure, representation of mythical subjects and the development of the temple and other significant secular building types.
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CL 222 Classical Mythology: The Gods
A study of major Greek myths, their origin, content and interpretation, as well as their role in ancient religion. Consideration is also given to the various approaches to mythology and the influence of classical mythology upon ancient and modern art and literature. FA12website
CL 223 Classical Mythology: The Heroes
A study of major Greek and Roman saga cycles (the stories of Heracles, Oedipus, Jason, Odysseus, Aeneas, Romulus, etc.), their origin, content and interpretation. Consideration is also given to the various approaches to saga, and to the influence of classical saga upon ancient and modern art and literature. SP05website
CL 231 Survey of Greek Literature
A survey of the major authors and genres of the ancient Greek world within their historical and cultural context.
CL 232 Survey of Latin Literature
A survey of the major authors and genres of the Roman world within their historical and cultural context.
CL 258 Etymologies: Words and Word Power
Vocabulary building and reading comprehension through a study of the common Greek and Latin bases which form many English words. Introduction to the principles of English word formation and to the relationship between culture and language. FA10website
CL 260 Ancient Law
A survey of the legal systems of several ancient cultures, including those of Greece and Rome, as well as the relevance and influence of these systems for modern legal institutions. Contemporary juridical debate frames discussion about the history of lawyers, the function of legislation, and the impact of law in society. SP07website
CL 261 Ancient Athletics
This course aims to introduce students to the ancient world of the Greeks and Romans through a study of their athletic practices, competitions, and spectacles. A series of illustrated lectures will dwell in detail upon the nature of the competitions themselves as well as their physical and cultural setting.
CL 262 War and Culture in the Ancient World
This course aims to introduce students to aspects of the culture of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans by studying how the practice of ancient warfare intertwines with broader cultural developments of the ancient world. A series of illustrated lectures will dwell in detail upon the nature of ancient warfare itself and its interrelation with the political, religious, and economic realities of the ancient world.
CL 281 Study Tour
Greece and/or Italy. Comprehensive overview of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations with emphasis on topography, art, archaeology, culture and classical tradition. Tour may encompass Rome, Pompeii, Herculaneum in Italy; Athens, Mycenae, Delphi, Corinth, Epidaurus in Greece.