Below are descriptions of courses offered in the department with specific information for course offerings for the current academic year (instructors indicated in brackets).
GRADUATE COURSES FOR 2022-2023
FALL TERM (D2) 2022
i. CLAS 5V11 (5V10-29) (D2): History and Theory of Archaeology (Angus Smith)
Place of Classical archaeology within the broader history of archaeology as an academic discipline, with an emphasis on issues of colonialism, racism, and nationalism.
II. CLAS 5V55/4P69 (5V50-69) (D2): Empire and Environment (Katharine Von Stackelberg)
Ethnography and environmental impact of Roman Empire. Focus on indigenous responses to Roman presence, cartographic representations of power, and natural resources.
III. GREE 5V25/4P02 (5V20-39) (D2): Homer and Hesiod (Roberto Nickel)
Readings in Homer and Hesiod, and an overview of scholarship. For 2022, readings will focus on books 9-12 of the Odyssey.
IV: LATI 5V10/4P06 (5V00-19) (D2): Tacitus’ Agricola (Michael Carter)
Reading of Tacitus’ Agricola and additional primary texts and scholarship relating to Roman Britain.
WINTER TERM (D3) 2023
I. clas 5V34/4P34 (5V30-49) (D3): Aegean Bronze Age (Angus Smith)
Development of the Bronze Age cultures of the Aegean basin from 3000 to 1100 BC emphasizing art and architecture of the Minoans on Crete and the Mycenaeans on the Greek mainland.
II. CLAS 5V35/4V35 (5V30-49) (D3): The Athenian Acropolis (Elizabeth Greene)
Exploration of the art, archaeology, myth, cults, and function of the Athenian Acropolis in their cultural and intellectual contexts from the Bronze Age to the present day.
III: GREE 5V03/4P12 (5V00-19) (D3): Plato`s Symposium (Roberto Nickel)
Reading of Plato’s Symposium, including an overview of scholarship.
IV: LATI 5V20/4P02 (5V20-39) (D3): Ovid’s Fasti (Fanny Dolansky)
Readings in Ovid’s Fasti and study of critical scholarship on the poem.
I. CLAS 5P81: Advanced Archaeological Fieldwork in Greece
Fieldwork and study of archaeological material under the supervision of a faculty member. Recent excavations have taken place at Minoan site of Gournia in Crete, under the supervision of Prof. Angus Smith.
II. CLAS 5P85: Advanced Archaeological Fieldwork in Italy
Fieldwork and study of archaeological material under the supervision of a faculty member. Recent excavations have taken place at the Lago di Venere on the island of Pantelleria, under the supervision of Prof. Carrie Murray.
III. CLAS 5P86: Advanced Fieldwork in Maritime Archaeology
Fieldwork and study of archaeological material under the supervision of a faculty member. Recent excavations have taken place at Marzamemi in Sicily, under the supervision of Prof. Elizabeth Greene.