2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies

Students may complete a major or minor in Greek, Latin, Classical Languages, or Classical Culture and Society. Within the Latin major, students may complete the requirements for secondary education certification. Latin majors may, with departmental approval, complete an M.A. in the combined A.B./M.A. program (through 2014-15 academic year).

Faculty

Annette Baertschi, Assistant Professor
Catherine Conybeare, Professor
Radcliffe Edmonds, Associate Professor and Chair
Russell Scott, Professor
Asya Sigelman, Assistant Professor

In collaboration with the Department of Classics at Haverford College, the department offers four major programs of study: Greek, Latin, Classical Languages, and Classical Culture and Society. In addition to the sequence of courses specified for each major, all majors must participate in the Senior Seminar, a full-year course. In the first term, students refine their ability to read, discuss, and critique classical texts through engagement with scholarship from various fields of Classical Studies while in the second term, they conduct independent research, culminating in a substantial thesis paper and a presentation to the department. Senior essays of exceptionally high quality may be awarded departmental honors at commencement. 

Additional courses in Greek (GREK), Latin (LATN), and Classical Studies (CSTS) may be found in the listings for the Department of Classics at Haverford. Students, according to their concentrations, are encouraged to consider a term of study during junior year in programs such as the College Year in Athens or the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome.

GREEK

The sequence of courses in the ancient Greek language is designed to acquaint the students with the various aspects of Greek culture through a mastery of the language and a comprehension of Greek history, mythology, religion and the other basic forms of expression through which the culture developed. The works of poets, philosophers, and historians are studied both in their historical context and in relation to subsequent Western thought.

College Foreign Language Requirement

The College’s foreign language requirement may be satisfied by completing GREK 101 and 104 with an average grade of at least 2.0 or with a grade of 2.0 or better in GREK 104.

Major Requirements

Requirements in the major are two courses at the introductory level, two courses at the 100 level, two courses at the 200 level, one course at the 300 level (or above) and the Senior Seminar.

Also required are three courses to be distributed as follows: one in Greek history, one in Greek archaeology, and one in Greek philosophy.

By the end of the senior year, majors will be required to have completed a sight translation examination from Greek to English.

Prospective majors in Greek are advised to take Greek in their first year. For students entering with Greek there is the possibility of completing the requirements for both A.B. and M.A. degrees in four years. Those interested in pursuing advanced degrees are advised to have a firm grounding in Latin.

Minor Requirements

Requirements for a minor in Greek are two courses at the introductory level, two courses at the 100 level, two courses at the 200 level.

Courses for which a knowledge of Greek is not required are listed under Classical Culture and Society.

COURSES

GREK B010 Traditional and New Testament Greek

The first part of this year-long course will focus on introducing standard (Classical) Greek. Once the grammar has been fully introduced, early in the spring semester, the class will begin to develop facility by reading part of the New Testament, selections from Xenophon and, finally, a dialogue of Plato.
Requirement(s): Language Level 1
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Baertschi,A.
(Fall 2012)

GREK B011 Traditional and New Testament Greek

The first part of this year-long course will focus on introducing standard (Classical) Greek. Once the grammar has been fully introduced, early in the spring semester, the class will begin to develop facility by reading part of the New Testament, selections from Xenophon and, finally, a dialogue of Plato.
Requirement(s): Language Level 1
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Sigelman,A.
(Spring 2013)

GREK B101 Herodotus

Greek 101 introduces the student to one of the greatest prose authors of ancient Greece, the historian, Herodotus. The “Father of History,” as Herodotus is sometimes called, wrote one of the earliest lengthy prose texts extant in Greek literature, in the Ionian dialect of Greek. The “Father of Lies,” as he is also sometimes known, wove into his history a number of fabulous and entertaining anecdotes and tales. His historie or inquiry into the events surrounding the invasions by the Persian empire against the Greek city-states set the precedent for all subsequent historical writings.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Edmonds,R.
(Fall 2012)

GREK B104 Homer

This course introduces the student to the Iliad and Odyssey -- two epic works which stand at the fountainhead of the Western literary tradition. We will read selections from both poems as we explore Homeric language, metrics, imagery, and themes.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
(Offered Spring 2013 as GREK H102)

GREK B201 Plato and Thucydides

This course is designed to introduce the student to two of the greatest prose authors of ancient Greece, the philosopher, Plato, and the historian, Thucydides. These two writers set the terms in the disciplines of philosophy and history for millennia, and philosophers and historians today continue to grapple with their ideas and influence. The brilliant and controversial statesman Alcibiades provides a link between the two texts in this course, and we examine the ways in which both authors handle the figure of Alcibiades as a point of entry into the comparison of the varying styles and modes of thought of these two great writers.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Edmonds,R.
(Fall 2012)

GREK B202 The Form of Tragedy

This course will introduce the student to two of the three great Athenian tragedians—Sophocles and Euripides. Their dramas, composed two-and-a-half millenia ago, continue to be performed regularly on modern stages around the world and exert a profound influence on current day theatre. We will read Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannos and Euripides’ Bacchae in full, focusing on language, poetics, meter, and performance studies.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Sigelman,A.
(Spring 2013)

GREK B398 Senior Seminar

Crosslisting(s): CSTS-B398; LATN-B398
Units: 1.0
(Offered Fall 2012 as GREK H398)

GREK B399 Senior Seminar

Crosslisting(s): CSTS-B399, LATN-B399
Units: 1.0
(Offered Spring 2013 as GREK H399)

GREK B403 Supervised Work

Units: 1.0
(Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

GREK B601 Homer: Iliad

We will focus on a careful reading of significant portions of the Homeric epics and on the history of Homeric scholarship. Students will develop an appreciation both for the beauty of Homer’s poetics and for the scholarly arguments surrounding interpretation of these texts.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

GREK B609 Pindar and Greek Lyric

We will begin with a careful reading of Pindar’s shorter odes, then proceed to his most famous long odes (Olympian 1, Pythian 3, Pythian 1) and then consider interpretative strategies (past, present, and future) as we survey the rest of the odes. One additional hour of reading TBA.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

GREK B610 Greek Comedy

There was a time when scholars could point out, in their studies of Assemblywomen (c. 392 BC) and Wealth (388 BC), the only late plays of Aristophanes to have survived, that these comedies had undeservedly been neglected in the scholarship—a neglect due in part to the fact that many insisted in seeing in them a decline in the comic genre from the fifth to the fourth century BC. This is no longer the case: starting in the 1960s, when scholars began, slowly but surely, to take a more serious interest in the comedies, both plays have been well served with studies that not only have done much to help us understand their complexity but, more significantly, have brought out some of the most intractable problems in writing about Aristophanes. Indeed, it can be quite humorous to observe how scholars reach radically different conclusions based on the same material—a testimony of how difficult it is to come to terms with the political, social, and economic critiques of his comedies, but also of the fascination that this same difficulty holds for many. This contested aspect of Assemblywomen and Wealth raises interesting questions regarding not only the purpose of the genre but also its evolution; for this reason, they are worthy of being studied in detail. In this seminar, we will read the Greek text and the secondary literature associated with these two plays in order to consider the various political, economic, ritual, performance, and gender-related issues they raise, in addition to the interpretative problems mentioned above. In this respect, this course also serves as an introduction to some of the major areas of study in recent Aristophanic scholarship.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

GREK B627 Fragmentary Greek Literature: Euripides

This seminar provides an introduction to the study of fragmentary literature by focusing on the lost dramas of Euripides . Our goal is to acquire a critical awareness of the challenges and possibilities offered by the study of fragments (including non-dramatic fragments such as Sappho). We consider the criteria for editing and interpreting fragmentary texts as we survey the most important sources and highlighting the problems that pertain to each. After this evaluation of the evidence, we then test the extent to which we can securely reconstruct a particular play. To conclude, we explore how these fragments can shed new light on our understanding of Euripidean drama.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

GREK B630 Euripides

In this seminar we will look closely at several plays of Euripides, paying special attention to the tragedian’s language and meter. We will also read widely in 20th and 21st century scholarship on Euripides.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Sigelman,A.
(Fall 2012)

GREK B639 Greek Orators:Classical Athens

The Attic orators provide a rich array of evidence for the social structures of men and women in ancient Athens, giving insights into aspects of personal life that literary texts rarely touch upon. In this seminar, we will explore the ideas of gender and citizenship as they are expressed in a number of the orations from 4th century Athens. We will examine the ways in which rhetoric is used in the speeches, with close attention to the kind of social and personal dynamics that were centralto the forensic arena of this time period. A close reading of the texts themselves in the original Greek will help provide insight into the language of the courts, while the readings from modern scholarship will allow us to probe more deeply into some the issues raised by the texts.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

GREK B643 Readings in Greek History

We will consider the primary issues for the authors and also the issues that may rather be our own. These include the technical issues of historiography—what history is and how it achieves its goals; historical causation and relevance; exactness or reliability, bias and viewpoint. We will also attend to social justice, which for us means race, class and gender: what was it for the Greeks?
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

GREK B644 Plato

In this seminar, we will explore the central ideas of a Platonic dialogue as they are unfolded by the varying voices of the interlocutors. In addition to a close reading of the text itself, we will sample from the scholarly debates over the understanding and interpretation of the dialogue that have gone on over the past two and a half millennia of reading Plato’s dialogues.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

GREK B670 Greek Scholia

Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

LATIN

The major in Latin is designed to acquaint the student with Roman literature, history and culture in all its aspects. Works in Latin language, ranging from its beginnings to the Renaissance, are examined both in their historical context and as influences on post-classical cultures and societies up to the present day. A number of courses in Latin at the 200 level are offered in rotation at Bryn Mawr and Haverford. They are based on authors and topics in Roman imperial literature ranging from the Augustan Age to Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages and are designed to illustrate the richness of this literary patrimony.

College Foreign Language Requirement

The College’s foreign language requirement may be satisfied by completing LATN 110-112 or 101-102 with an average grade of at least 2.0 or with a grade of 2.0 or better in the second semester.

Major Requirements

Requirements for the major are two courses at the 100 level, two literature courses at the 200 level, two literature courses at the 300 level, HIST 207 or 208, Senior Seminar, and two courses to be selected from the following: Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at the 100 level or above; Greek at the 100 level or above; French, Italian or Spanish at the 200 level or above. Courses taken at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome are accepted as part of the major. By the end of the senior year, majors will be required to have completed successfully a sight translation examination from Latin to English.

Students who place into 200-level courses in their first year may be eligible to participate in the A.B./M.A. program. Those interested should consult the department as soon as possible.

Minor Requirements

Requirements for the minor are normally six courses, including one at the 300 level. For non-majors, two literature courses at the 200 level must be taken as a prerequisite for admission to a 300-level course. Courses for which knowledge of Latin is not required are listed under Classical Culture and Society.

COURSES

LATN B001 Elementary Latin

Latin 001 is the first part of a year-long course that introduces the student to the language and literature of ancient Rome. The first semester focuses upon the grammar of Latin, developing the student’s knowledge of the forms of the language and the basic constructions used. Exercises in translation and composition aid in the student’s learning of the language, while readings in prose and poetry from the ancient authors provide the student with a deeper appreciation of the culture which used this language.
Requirement(s): Language Level 1
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Conybeare,C.
(Fall 2012)

LATN B002 Elementary Latin

Latin 002 is the second part of a year-long course that introduces the student to the language and literature of ancient Rome. The second semester completes the course of study of the grammar of Latin, improving the student’s knowledge of the forms of the language and forms of expression. Exercises in translation and composition aid in the student’s learning of the language, while readings in prose and poetry from the ancient authors provide the student with a deeper appreciation of the culture which used this language.
Requirement(s): Language Level 1
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Baertschi,A.
(Spring 2013)

LATN B110 Intermediate Latin

Intensive review of grammar, reading in classical prose and poetry. For students who have had the equivalent of two years of high school Latin or are not adequately prepared to take LATN H101. This course meets three times a week with a required fourth hour to be arranged.
Requirement(s): Language Level 2
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Scott,R.
(Fall 2012)

LATN B112 Latin Literature

In the second semester of the intermediate Latin sequence, readings in prose and poetry are frequently drawn from a period, such as the age of Augustus, that illustrate in different ways the leading political and cultural concerns of the time. The Latin readings and discussion are supplemented by readings in the secondary literature. There are three required meetings a week. Prerequisite: LATN 101, LATN 110, or placement by the department.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Scott,R.
(Spring 2013)

LATN B202 Advanced Latin Literature

In this course typically a variety of Latin prose and poetry of the high and later Roman empire (first to fourth centuries CE) is read. Single or multiple authors may be featured in a given semester. Current topic description: Petronius, the great Neronian “novelist.”
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Baertschi,A.
(Spring 2013)

LATN B203 Medieval Latin Literature

Selected works of Latin prose and poetry from the late Roman Empire through the 12th century.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

LATN B205 Latin Style

A study of Latin prose style based on readings and exercises in composition. Offered to students wishing to fulfill the requirements for teacher certification in Latin or to fulfill one of the requirements in the major.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

LATN B303 Lucretius

Lucretius’ poem “De Rerum Natura”, On the Nature of Things, is one of the most remarkable works of classical antiquity: in six books of didactic epic it gives a detailed exposition of Epicurean philosophy while exploiting all the riches of poetic imagery, smearing the “honey of the Muses” round the lip of the cup containing the “wormwood” of its message. Atomic theory, sexual relations, fear of death: these are just some of the topics addressed. We shall read and interpret almost the entire poem, giving equal weight to its philosophy and its poetry. Prerequisites: at least two Latin courses at 200 level.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Conybeare,C.
(Spring 2013)

LATN B350 Topics in Latin Literature

Open only to advanced undergraduates, this course includes a weekly seminar and a translation session. Three-fourths of the reading will be from primary sources. One additional hour TBA Prerequisite: a 200-level Latin course.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

LATN B398 Senior Seminar

Crosslisting(s): CSTS-B398; GREK-B398
Units: 1.0
(Offered Fall 2012 as LATN H398)

LATN B399 Senior Seminar

Crosslisting(s): CSTS-B399, GREK-B399
Units: 1.0
(Offered Spring 2013 as LATN H399)

LATN B403 Supervised Work

Units: 1.0
(Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

LATN B612 Tacitus

Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

LATN B613 Cicero

The speeches and letters of Cicero, advocate and politician.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Scott,R.
(Fall 2012)

LATN B633 Lucretius

Lucretius’ poem “De Rerum Natura”, On the Nature of Things, is one of the most remarkable works of classical antiquity: in six books of didactic epic it gives a detailed exposition of Epicurean philosophy while exploiting all the riches of poetic imagery, smearing the “honey of the Muses” round the lip of the cup containing the “wormwood” of its message. Atomic theory, sexual relations, fear of death: these are just some of the topics addressed. We shall read and interpret almost the entire poem, giving equal weight to its philosophy and its poetry. Prerequisites: at least two Latin courses at 200 level.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Conybeare,C.
(Spring 2013)

LATN B650 Topics in Latin Literature

Topics course. Course content varies.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

LATN B658 Late Latin Poetry

Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

LATN B671 Fasti

Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

LATN B672 Ancient Drama and Performance Criticism

Course description: This course is designed as a survey of current trends in performance analysis of ancient drama, offering a selection of material evidence, ancient testimonies, and contemporary studies that addresses diverse theatrical issues such as stage directions, spatial definition, and masks. We examine various methodological approaches to interpreting ancient performance, and test the usefulness of these approaches on a number of plays from the Greek and Roman theater. Works of the Greek playwrights will be read in translation; a play each by Plautus, Terence and Seneca will be read in Latin.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

CLASSICAL LANGUAGES

The major in classical languages is designed for the student who wishes to divide her time between the two languages and literatures.

Major Requirements

In addition to the Senior Seminar, the requirements for the major are eight courses in Greek and Latin, including at least two at the 200 level in one language and two at the 300 level in the other, and two courses in ancient history and/or classical archaeology. There are two final examinations: a sight translation from Greek to English, and another from Latin to English.

CLASSICAL CULTURE AND SOCIETY

The major provides a broad yet individually structured background for students whose interest in the ancient classical world is general and who wish to pursue more specialized work in one or more particular areas.

Major Requirements

The requirements for the major, in addition to the Senior Seminar, are nine courses distributed as follows:

  • Two courses in either Latin or Greek beyond the elementary level
  • One course in Greek and/or Roman history
  • Three courses, at least two of which are at the 200 level or higher, in one of the following concentrations: archaeology and art history, philosophy and religion, literature and the classical tradition, or history and society
  • Three electives, at least one of which is at the 200 level or higher, and one of which must be among the courses counted toward the history/society concentration (except in the case of students in that concentration)

Minor Requirements

For the minor, six courses drawn from the range of courses counted toward the major are required. Of these, two must be in Greek or Latin beyond the elementary level and at least one must be in classical culture and society at the 200 level.

COURSES

CSTS B110 The World Through Classical Eyes

A survey of the ways in which the ancient Greeks and Romans perceived and constructed their physical and social world. The evidence of ancient texts and monuments will form the basis for exploring such subjects as cosmology, geography, travel and commerce, ancient ethnography and anthropology, the idea of natural and artificial wonders, and the self-definition of the classical cultures in the context of the oikoumene, the “inhabited world.”
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B110; CITY-B110
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

CSTS B115 Classical Art

An introduction to the visual arts of ancient Greece and Rome from the Bronze Age through Late Imperial times (circa 3000 B.C.E. to 300 C.E.). Major categories of artistic production are examined in historical and social context, including interactions with neighboring areas and cultures; methodological and interpretive issues are highlighted.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B115; CITY-B115; HART-B115
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

CSTS B125 Classical Myths in Art and in the Sky

This course explores Greek and Roman mythology using an archaeological and art historical approach, focusing on the ways in which the traditional tales of the gods and heroes were depicted, developed and transmitted in the visual arts such as vase painting and architectural sculpture, as well as projected into the natural environment.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B125; HART-B125
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

CSTS B156 Roman Law in Action

An introduction to Roman public and private law from the early republic to the high empire. The development of legal institutions, including the public courts, the role of the jurists and the importance of case law, is stressed.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

CSTS B175 Feminism in Classics

This course will illustrate the ways in which feminism has had an impact on classics, as well as the ways in which feminists think with classical texts. It will have four thematic divisions: feminism and the classical canon; feminism, women, and rethinking classical history; feminist readings of classical texts; and feminists and the classics - e.g. Cixous’ Medusa and Butler’s Antigone.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

CSTS B193 The Routes of Comedy

A broad survey, ranging from the pre-history of comedy in such phenomena as monkey laughs and ritual abuse to the ancient comedies of Greece and Rome and their modern descendants, from the Marx Brothers and Monty Python to Seinfeld and South Park.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

CSTS B205 Greek History

A study of Greece down to the end of the Peloponnesian War (404 B.C.E.), with a focus on constitutional changes from monarchy through aristocracy and tyranny to democracy in various parts of the Greek world. Emphasis on learning to interpret ancient sources, including historians (especially Herodotus and Thucydides), inscriptions, and archaeological and numismatic materials. Particular attention is paid to Greek contacts with the Near East; constitutional developments in various Greek-speaking states; Athenian and Spartan foreign policies; and the “unwritten history” of non-elites.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): HIST-B205
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Edmonds,R.
(Fall 2012)

CSTS B207 Early Rome and the Roman Republic

This course surveys the history of Rome from its origins to the end of the Republic, with special emphasis on the rise of Rome in Italy and the evolution of the Roman state. The course also examines the Hellenistic world in which the rise of Rome takes place. The methods of historical investigation using the ancient sources, both literary and archaeological, are emphasized.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): HIST-B207
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Scott,R.
(Spring 2013)

CSTS B208 The Roman Empire

Imperial history from the principate of Augustus to the House of Constantine with focus on the evolution of Roman culture and society as presented in the surviving ancient evidence, both literary and archaeological.
Requirement(s): Division I or Division III
Approach: Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): HIST-B208
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

CSTS B209 Eros in Ancient Greek Culture

This course explores the ancient Greek’s ideas of love, from the interpersonal loves between people of the same or different genders to the cosmogonic Eros that creates and holds together the entire world. The course examines how the idea of eros is expressed in poetry, philosophy, history, and the romances.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

CSTS B212 Magic in the Greco-Roman World

Magic – the word evokes the mysterious and the marvelous, the forbidden and the hidden, the ancient and the arcane. But what did magic mean to the people who coined the term, the people of ancient Greece and Rome? Drawing on the expanding body of evidence for ancient magical practices, as well as recent theoretical approaches to the history of religions, this seminar explores the varieties of phenomena labeled magic in the ancient Greco-Roman world. Bindings and curses, love charms and healing potions, amulets and talismans - from the simple spells designed to meet the needs of the poor and desperate to the complex theurgies of the philosophers, the people of the Greco-Roman world did not only imagine what magic could do, they also made use of magic to try to influence the world around them. The seminar examines the primary texts in Greek, the tablets and spell books, as well as literary descriptions of magic, in the light of theories relating to the religious, political, and social contexts in which magic was used.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Edmonds,R.
(Spring 2013)

CSTS B220 Writing the Self in the Middle Ages

What leads people to write about their lives? Do men and women present themselves differently? Do they think different issues are important? How do they claim authority for their thoughts and experiences? We shall address these questions, reading a wide range of autobiography from the Medieval period in the West, with a particular emphasis on women’s writing and on feminist critiques of autobiographical practice.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Crosslisting(s): COML-B220
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Conybeare,C.
(Fall 2012)

CSTS B223 The Early Medieval World

The first of a two-course sequence introducing medieval European history. The chronological span of this course is from the early 4th century and the Christianization of the Roman Empire to the early 10th century and the disintegration of the Carolingian Empire.
Requirement(s): Division I or Division III
Crosslisting(s): HIST-B233
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Truitt,E.
(Fall 2012)

CSTS B224 High Middle Ages

This course will cover the second half of the European Middle Ages, often called the High and Late Middle Ages, from roughly 1000-1400. The course has a general chronological framework, and is based on important themes of medieval history. These include feudalism and the feudal economy; the social transformation of the millennium; monastic reform; the rise of the papacy; trade, exchange, and exploration; urbanism and the growth of towns.
Requirement(s): Division I or Division III
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): HIST-B224
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Truitt,E.
(Spring 2013)

CSTS B225 In Vino Veritas: Wine in the Literature and Cult of Ancient Greece and Rome

This course will explore ancient Greeks’ and Roman’ perception of wine-drinking as a sacral experience, often of critical cultural, social, and even cosmic importance. We will study the cult of Dionysus and the role of wine in Greek and Latin poetry, drama, and philosophy. We will then trace the development of these religious and cultural trends in subsequent Western history, to the medieval tradition of the carnival and to twentieth-century literature.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Sigelman,A.
(Spring 2013)

CSTS B227 Utopia: Good Place or No Place?

What is the ideal human society? What is the role and status of man and woman therein? Is such a society purely hypothetical or should we strive to make it viable in our modern world? This course will address these questions by exploring the historic development of the concept of utopia.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

CSTS B231 Medicine, Magic and Miracles in the Middle Ages

An exploration of the history of health and disease, healing and medical practice in the medieval period, emphasizing Dar as-Islam and the Latin Christian West. Using methods from intellectual cultural and social history, themes include: theories of health and disease; varieties of medical practice; rationalities of various practices; views of the body and disease; medical practitioners. No previous course work in medieval history is required.
Requirement(s): Division I or Division III
Crosslisting(s): HIST-B231; ARCH-B231
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Truitt,E.
(Spring 2013)

CSTS B234 Picturing Women in Classical Antiquity

We investigate representations of women in different media in ancient Greece and Rome, examining the cultural stereotypes of women and the gender roles that they reinforce. We also study the daily life of women in the ancient world, the objects that they were associated with in life and death and their occupations.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts toward: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B234; HART-B234
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Lindenlauf,A.
(Fall 2012)

CSTS B248 Reception of Classical Literature in the Hispanic World

A survey of the reception of Classical literature in the Spanish-speaking world. We read select literary works in translation, ranging from Renaissance Spain to contemporary Latin America, side-by-side with their classical models, to examine what is culturally unique about their choice of authors, themes, and adaptation of the material.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples and Cultures
Crosslisting(s): COML-B248; SPAN-B248
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

CSTS B255 Show and Spectacle in Ancient Greece and Rome

A survey of public entertainment in the ancient world, including theater and dramatic festivals, athletic competitions, games and gladiatorial combats, and processions and sacrifices. Drawing on literary sources and paying attention to art, archaeology and topography, this course explores the social, political and religious contexts of ancient spectacle. Special consideration will be given to modern equivalents of staged entertainment and the representation of ancient spectacle in contemporary film.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B255; CITY-B260; HIST-B285
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

CSTS B274 From Myth to Modern Cinema

This course explores how contemporary film, a creative medium appealing to the entire demographic spectrum like Greek drama, looks back to the ancient origins. Examining both films that are directly based on Greek plays and films that make use of classical material in a less tangible way, we will discuss how Greek mythology is reconstructed and appropriated for modern audiences and how the classical past continues to be culturally significant. In addition to literary-historical interpretation, particular attention will be paid to feminist theory, film and gender studies, and psychoanalysis.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward: Film Studies
Crosslisting(s): COML-B274
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Baertschi,A.
(Fall 2012)

CSTS B324 Roman Architecture

The course gives special attention to the architecture and topography of ancient Rome from the origins of the city to the later Roman Empire. At the same time, general issues in architecture and planning with particular reference to Italy and the provinces from republic to empire are also addressed. These include public and domestic spaces,structures, settings and uses, urban infrastructure, the relationship of towns and territories, “suburban” and working villas, and frontier settlements. Prerequisite: ARCH 102.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B324; HART-B324
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Scott,R.
(Fall 2012)

CSTS B364 Magical Mechanisms

A reading and research seminar focused on different examples of artificial life in medieval cultures. Primary sources will be from a variety of genres, and secondary sources will include significant theoretical works in art history, critical theory and science studies. Prerequisite: at least one course in medieval studies, or the permission of the instructor
Requirement(s): Division I or Division III
Crosslisting(s): HIST-B364
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

CSTS B368 Topics in Medieval History

This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): HIST-B368
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

CSTS B375 Interpreting Mythology

The myths of the Greeks have provoked outrage and fascination, interpretation and retelling, censorship and elaboration, beginning with the Greeks themselves. We will see how some of these stories have been read and understood, recounted and revised, in various cultures and eras, from ancient tellings to modern movies. We will also explore some of the interpretive theories by which these tales have been understood, from ancient allegory to modern structural and semiotic theories. Preference to upperclassmen, previous coursework in myth required.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): COML-B375
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

CSTS B398 Senior Seminar

The first term of this course is a bi-college team-taught seminar devoted to readings in and discussion of selected topics in the various sub-fields of Classical Studies (e.g., literature, religion, philosophy, law, social history); the second term involves the writing and oral presentation of the senior thesis. Cross-listed with GREK398 and LATN398.
Crosslisting(s): GREK-B398; LATN-B398
Units: 1.0
(Offered Fall 2012 as CSTS H398)

CSTS B399 Senior Seminar

The first term of this course is a bi-college team-taught seminar devoted to readings in and discussion of selected topics in the various sub-fields of Classical Studies (e.g. literature, religion, philosophy. law, social History); the second term involves the writing and oral presentation of the senior thesis.
Crosslisting(s): GREK-B399; LATN-B399
Units: 1.0
(Offered Spring 2013 as CSTS H399)

CSTS B403 Supervised Work

Units: 1.0
(Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

CSTS B645 Ancient Magic

Magic – the word evokes the mysterious and the marvelous, the forbidden and the hidden, the ancient and the arcane. The seminar examines the primary texts in Greek, the tablets and spell books, as well as literary descriptions of magic, in the light of theories relating to the religious, political, and social contexts in which magic was used.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Edmonds,R.
(Spring 2013)

CSTS B651 Alexandrian Tradition

Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

CSTS B673 Translation In Classics

This seminar will be concerned with theories of translation, with the history of translations of Greek and Latin literature, and with the practice of translation. We will read widely in translation theory from antiquity to the present; we will also look at comparative translations of a variety of authors and genres in both Greek and Latin (accompanied by close reading of the originals) and at the translation history of selected texts. Topics of discussion will include: the definitions, varieties, and limits of translation; the aims and uses of translation; translation and the reader or audience; the politics of translation; sites of controversy; rhetoric, diction and linguistic register in original and translation; the untranslatable. We will be attentive to special issues raised by the translation of classical texts and with the historical evolution of such translation. Course assignments will include readings in Greek and Latin texts and translations and in theory; several short papers, class presentations, and translations, and a long final paper which may take the form of a translation project. The seminar is open both to graduate students and to advanced undergraduates able to work at the 300 (fourth-year) level in either Greek or Latin. (Readings will be divided between the two languages; individual assignments will tailored to the linguistic competence of the student.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

CSTS B675 Interpreting Mythology

The myths of the Greeks have provoked outrage and fascination, interpretation and retelling, censorship and elaboration, beginning with the Greeks themselves. We will see how some of these stories have been read and understood, recounted and revised, in various cultures and eras, from ancient tellings to modern movies. We will also explore some of the interpretive theories by which these tales have been understood, from ancient allegory to modern structural and semiotic theories. In addition, we will examine the ways in which myth may be taught in the college classroom. The student should gain a more profound understanding of the meaning of these myths to the Greeks themselves, of the cultural context in which they were formulated. At the same time, this course should provide the student with some familiarity with the range of interpretations and strategies of understanding that people of various cultures and times have applied to the Greek myths during the more than two millennia in which they have been preserved.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

CSTS B701 Supervised Work

Units: 1.0
(Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

Courses in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies at Haverford 2012-13:

Fall 2012

GREKH001  Elementary Greek
LATNH001  Elementary Latin
LATNH101  Language of Love & Hate
LATNH201  Vergil
LATNH350/650  Latin Epigram
CSTSH121  Roman Revolution
CSTSH290  History of Literary Theory
CSTS/GREK/ LATNH398  Senior Conference

Spring 2013

GREKH002  Elementary Greek
GREKH102  Homer
LATNH002  Elementary Latin
LATNH102  Intro to Latin Lit: Comedy
CSTSH209   Classical Myth
CSTSH200  Pastoral Landscapes and the Environment of the Ancient World
CSTS/GREK/ LATN399  Senior Thesis