Course descriptions

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 2021/22

I. CLAS 5P00 (D1): Pro-seminar in Classics (faculty)

Tuesday 10-12 (roughly every other week)

Fall D2

II. CLAS 5V69 (5V50 – 69) (D2): Greek religion (ADAM RAPPOLD)

Greek religious thought from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Era in archaeological, epigraphic, and literary evidence with a focus on festivals, sacrifice, and practices on the margin of polis-religion such as magic and prophecy.
New Course

Thursday 9:00-12:00

III. CLAS 5V22/4P22 (5V20-39) (D2): The ArchaeologY OF DEATH (angus smith)

Ancient burial customs, concentrating on the cultures of the prehistoric Mediterranean emphasizing mortuary theory.
Last taught: 2018/19

Wed. & Fri. 14:00 -15:30

IV. GREE 5V25 (5V00-19) (D2): HOMER AND HESIOD (ROBERTO NICKEL)
Readings in Homer and Hesiod, and an overview of scholarship.

Also taught as GREE 4P01

Mon. & Thurs. 11:30-13:00

N.B. the following course requires permission of the GPD and an override.

LATI 4P21: ROMAN ELEGY I (d2) (FANNY DOLANSKY)
Tues. & Thurs. 14:00-15:30

WINTER D3

V. CLAS 5V24 (5V00-19) (d3): ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANCIENT SHIPWRECKS (ELIZABETH GREENE)

Maritime archaeology, shipwrecks, and the role of the sea in the social, economic, military, and technological world of the ancient Mediterranean.
Also taught as CLAS 4V24

Mon. & Wed. 11:30-13:00

VI. CLAS 5V53-4V53 (5V60-69) (D3): The greek household (allison glazebrook)

Exploration of the physical remains, socio-political importance, and cultural ideas of homeĀ  through archaeological, visual, and literary evidence.
New course

Thursday, 14:00-17:00

VII. GREE 5v24 (d3): lYRIC AND iambic Poetry (Roberto Nickel)

Readings in archaic lyric and iambic poetry, including the works of Archilochus, Semonides, Alcman, Stesichorus, Sappho, Alcaeus, and Simonides, including the study of critical scholarship.
Also taught as GREE 4P41

Mon. & Wed. 10:00-11:30

VIII. LATI 5v03 (5v20-39) (d3): rOMAN bIOGRAPHY (fANNY dOLANSKY)

Study of Latin biography focusing on epigraphic texts, selections from Nepos and Suetonius, and recent scholarship.
Also taught as LATI 4P05

Wed. 14:00-15:30 & Fri. 14:30-16:00

Spring/summer 2022

VIII. CLAS 5P81
Advanced Archaeological Fieldwork in GreecE

Fieldwork and study of archaeological material under the supervision of a faculty member.
Restriction: Permission of the instructor and the Graduate Program Director.
Note: Students are expected to pay their own expenses.

IX. CLAS 5P85: Advanced Archaeological Fieldwork in Italy

Fieldwork and study of archaeological material under the supervision of a faculty member.
Restriction: Permission of the instructor.
Note: Students are expected to pay their own expenses.

X: CLAS 5P86: Advanced Fieldwork in Maritime ArchaeologY

Fieldwork and study of archaeological material under the supervision of a faculty member.
Restriction: Permission of the instructor and the Graduate Program Director.
Note: Students are expected to pay their own expenses.

gRADUATE cOURSES FOR 2022-2023

fALL tERM (d2): 2022

i. CLAS 5V20 (5v10-29) (d2): aRCHAEOLOGY OF TECHNOLOGY (angus smith)

An examination of ancient technologies from an archaeological perspective, with a focus on the prehistoric cultures of the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean.
Last taught: 2017/18

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.
Last taught: 2019/20

III. GREE 5V21/4P21 (5V20-39) (D2): EURIPIDES’ helen (Adam Rappold)

Reading of Euripides’ Helen, including an overview of scholarship and reception.
Last taught: 2017/18

IV: LATI 5V20/4P02 (5V20-39) (D2): Ovid’s fasti (Fanny dolansky)

Readings in Ovid’s Fasti and study of critical scholarship on the poem.
Last taught: 2014/15

Winter term (D3) – 2023

I. 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.
Last taught: 2015/16

II. CLAS 5V75 (5v70-79) (d3): hELEN OF TROY (aDAM RAPPOLD)

Representations of one of the most iconic and polarizing figures of the ancient Greco-Roman world in myth, literature, and art. Archaeological evidence for the cult of Helen will also be considered.
New Course

III. gree 5v03/4P12 (5V00-19): Plato’s symposium (Roberto Nickel)

Reading of Plato’s Symposium, including an overview of scholarship.
Last taught: 2017/18

IV: LATI 5V10/4P06 (5V00-19) (d3): tACITUS’ AGRICOLA (michael carter)

Reading of Tacitus’ Agricola and additional primary texts and scholarship relating to Roman Britain.
Last taught: 2013/14

Spring/summer 2023

VIII. CLAS 5p81
aDVANCED ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK IN GREECE

Fieldwork and study of archaeological material under the supervision of a faculty member.
Restriction: Permission of the instructor and the Graduate Program Director.
Note:
Students are expected to pay their own expenses.

IX. CLAS 5p85
aDVANCED ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK IN ITALY

Fieldwork and study of archaeological material under the supervision of a faculty member.
Restriction: Permission of the instructor and the Graduate Program Director.
Note: Students are expected to pay their own expenses.

X. clas 5P86
Advanced fieldwork in maritime archaeology

Fieldwork and study of archaeological material under the supervision of a faculty member.
Restriction: Permission of the instructor and the Graduate Program Director.
Note: Students are expected to pay their own expenses.