CLAS 4260/6260

Literature of the Classical Tradition
Credit Hours:
3

An examination of the influence and reception of classical texts in the literature and culture of later eras (e.g., the Middle Ages and Renaissance).

Prerequisites:
CLAS 1000 or CLAS 1010 or CLAS 1020 or permission of department

CLAS 4250/6250

Ancient Novel
Credit Hours:
3

Ancient prose fiction (in English translation), including the Latin novels of Petronius and Apuleius and examples of the Greek novel. Topics include the relationship between the novel and other literary genres, the social and intellectual background of the authors, the themes of love, travel, and magic, and the novel's audience.

Prerequisites:
CLAS 1000 or CLAS 1010 or CLAS 1020 or permission of department
Semester Offered:
Spring

CLAS 4220/6220

Classical Epic Poetry
Credit Hours:
3

The epic poetry of Greece and Rome with emphasis on Homer and Vergil, some attention being given to other epic works, such as those by Apollonius of Rhodes, Ennius, and Lucan. The historical and cultural background of epic will be examined, and the poems will be read in English translation.

Prerequisites:
CLAS 1000 or CLAS 1010 or CLAS 1020 or permission of department

CLAS 4210/6210

Ancient Tragedy
Credit Hours:
3

The conventions of classical tragedy as exemplified in the plays (in English translation) of the Greek dramatists Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, as well as the Roman tragedian Seneca.

Prerequisites:
Permission of department
Duplicate Credit:
Not open to students with credit in CLAS 4210W

CLAS 4120/6120

Pompeii and Herculaneum: The Buried Cities
Credit Hours:
3

Pompeii, Herculaneum, and the area destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Concentration will be on political, social, religious, and economic life, combined with a study of the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the excavated cities and villas.

Prerequisites:
CLAS 1010 or permission of department

CLAS 4110/6110

The Etruscans and Early Rome
Credit Hours:
3

The art and culture of the people of Northern Italy known as the Etruscans, with special attention to their relationship with the Greek world and their role in the development of Rome as a city.

Prerequisites:
CLAS 1010 or permission of department

CLAS 4100/6100

Ancient Roman Cities
Credit Hours:
3

Selected Roman cities and their architecture; principles upon which they were planned and designed. Roman reworking of the theories of Hippodamus, and study of the architectural writings of Vitruvius. Detailed study of the topography and monuments of various Roman cities, including Rome, Ostia, Alba Fucens, Saepinum, cities of Rome's provinces.

Prerequisites:
CLAS 1010 or permission of department