2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog

Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies

Students may complete a major in Greek, Latin, Classical Languages, or Classical Culture and Society. Students may complete a minor in Greek, Latin, or Classical Culture and Society. Students may complete an M.A. in Greek or Latin in the combined A.B./M.A. program.

Faculty

Annette Baertschi, Assistant Professor
Catherine Conybeare, Professor
Radcliffe Edmonds, Doreen C. Spitzer Professor of Latin and Classical Studies
Russell Scott, Chair and Paul Shorey Professor of Greek
Asya Sigelman, Assistant Professor (on leave semesters I and II)

Cooperating Faculty at Haverford College

Deborah H. Roberts, Chairperson - Professor of Comparative Literature and Classics
Bret Mulligan, Associate Professor (on leave semesters I and II)
Robert Germany, Assistant Professor
Sydnor Roy, Visiting Assistant Professor
William Tortorelli, Visiting 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 are expected to have read through the Classics Reading List before they participate in the Senior Seminar, a required 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.

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.

Courses in Greek (GREK) and Latin (LATN) involve the study of the ancient language and reading texts in that language. Courses for which a knowledge of Greek or Latin is not required are listed under Classical Studies (CSTS).

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 two semesters of Greek 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 in the major are two courses in Greek 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 and thesis.

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

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 2013)

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): Baertschi,A.
(Spring 2014)

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. (Not Offered 2013-14 – see GREKH101 Herodotus & Lyric at Haverford)
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

GREK B104 Homer
Greek 104 is designed to introduce the student to the epic poetry attributed to Homer, the greatest poet of ancient Greece, through selections from the Odyssey. Since Homer’s poetic form is so important to the shape and texture of the Odyssey, we will examine the mechanics of Homeric poetry, both the intricacies of dactylic hexameter and the patterns of oral formulaic composition. We will also spend time discussing the characters and ideas that animate this text, since the value of Homer lies not merely in his incomparable mastery of his poetic form, but in the values and patterns of behavior in his story, patterns which remained remarkably influential in the Greek world for centuries.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Edmonds,R.
(Spring 2014)

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 towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Edmonds,R.
(Fall 2013)

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. (Not Offered 2013-14 – see GREKH202 Tragedy at Haverford)
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

GREK 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; the second term involves the writing and oral presentation of the senior thesis.
Crosslisting(s): CSTS-B398; LATN-B398
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Baertschi,A.
(Fall 2013)

GREK B399 Senior Seminar
Crosslisting(s): CSTS-B399
Units: 1.0
(Spring 2014)

GREK B403 Supervised Work
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Dept. staff, TBA
(Fall 2013)

GREK B403 Supervised Work
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Dept. staff, TBA
(Spring 2014)

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
Instructor(s): Mitchell-Boyask,R.
(Fall 2013)

GREK B603 Greek Patrology
This course is an introduction to Greek patrology, with an emphasis on biblical interpretation. We shall start from Philo and go on to read a selection of important texts from the early Greek fathers, notably Origen, Gregory of Nazianzus, and John Chrysostom.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Conybeare,C.
(Fall 2013)

GREK B609 Pindar & 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 2013-14)

GREK B610 Greek Comedy
In this seminar, we will read the Greek text and the secondary literature associated with Assemblywomen (c. 392 BC) and Wealth (388 BC), the only late plays of Aristophanes to have survived, 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 2013-14)

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
(Not Offered 2013-14)

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 2013-14)

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. Plato’s dialogues all prompt questions about how to read and understand the complex interchanges between the interlocutors, but no dialogue presents these issues as prominently or paradoxically as the Phaedrus. In their rhetorical speeches on love, Phaedrus speaks for Lysias, while Socrates speaks for Phaedrus or for the nymphs or for Stesichorus. And for whom does Plato speak, or rather, write? And what does he mean when he writes for Socrates the speech that no one serious would ever put anything serious in writing? In this seminar, we will explore the ideas of speech and writing, dialogue and rhetoric, philosophy and eros in the Phaedrus. In addition to a close reading of the text itself, we will sample from the scholarly debates over the understanding and interpretation of the Phaedrus that have gone on over the past two and a half millennia of reading Plato’s Phaedrus.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Edmonds,R.
(Spring 2014)

GREK B670 Greek Scholia
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

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 in Latin 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 thesis, 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 in Latin, 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 in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies at Haverford 2013-2014

Fall 2013
CSTS H119 Golden Age of Athens
CSTS H293 Translation and other Transformations
GREK H001 Elementary Greek
GREK H101 Herodotus & Lyric Poetry
LATN H001 Elementary Latin
LATN H101 Intro to Latin Literature: The Language of Love and Hate in the Roman Republic
LATN H201 Ovid

Spring 2014
CSTS H212 Refashioning the Classics: Ancient Texts and Modern Writers
GREK H002 Elementary Greek
GREK H202 Greek Tragedy
LATN H102 Intro to Latin Literature: Comedy

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 2013)

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): Scott,R.
(Spring 2014)

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 101. 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 2013)

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 or 110 or placement by the department.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Baertschi,A.
(Spring 2014)

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. (Not Offered 2013-14 – see LATNH201: Ovid at Haverford)
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

LATN B203 Medieval Latin Literature
Selected works of Latin prose and poetry from the late Roman Empire through the 12th century.Pre-requisite: At least one 200-level Latin course or equivalent.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Conybeare,C.
(Spring 2014)

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
(Not Offered 2013-14)

LATN B305 Livy & the Conquest of the Mediterranean
Close analysis of Livy’s account of the Second Macedonian War, the Syrian War, and the origins of the third Macedonian War. Emphasis will be placed on Livy’s method of composition and reliability, of his general historical outlook, and that of other authors who covered the period. The relevant sections of Polybius’ history, Plutarch’s biographies of Flamininus, the Elder Cato, and Aemilius Paullus as well as all relevant inscriptions will be dealt with in English.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Scott,R.
(Spring 2014)

LATN B350 Topics in Latin Literature
This is a topics course. Topics vary. Topic for Fall 2013: Ovid’s Fasti.
Ovid’s Fasti is a work that the poet was not able to complete before being sent into exile by Augustus. Nevertheless, as it survives, it is an extraordinarily rich work that blends the antiquarian religious research characteristic of the Augustan age with the subtle poetic craft for which the author is famous. 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
Instructor(s): Scott,R.
(Fall 2013)

LATN 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; the second term involves the writing and oral presentation of the senior thesis.
Crosslisting(s): CSTS-B398; GREK-B398
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Baertschi,A.
(Fall 2013)

LATN B399 Senior Seminar
Crosslisting(s): CSTS-B399
Units: 1.0
(Spring 2014)

LATN B403 Supervised Work
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Dept. staff, TBA
(Fall 2013)

LATN B403 Supervised Work
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Dept. staff, TBA
(Spring 2014)

LATN B605 Augustine’s Confessions
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Conybeare,C.
(Spring 2014)

LATN B612 Tacitus
Studies in the Annals of Tacitus.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

LATN B613 Livy & the Conquest of the Mediterranean 2nd & 1st c.
Close analysis of Livy’s account of the Second Macedonian War, the Syrian War, and the origins of the third Macedonian War. Emphasis will be placed on Livy’s method of composition and reliability, of his general historical outlook, and that of other authors who covered the period. The relevant sections of Polybius’ history, Plutarch’s biographies of Flamininus, the Elder Cato, and Aemilius Paullus as well as all relevant inscriptions will be dealt with in English.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Scott,R.
(Spring 2014)

LATN B613 Cicero
The speeches and letters of Cicero, advocate and politician.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

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
(Not Offered 2013-14)

LATN B640 Topics: Imperial Latin Literature
This is a topics course. Topics vary. Topic for Spring 2014: Seneca: Tragedies. Seneca’s tragedies are the only complete tragic plays in Latin that have survived from classical antiquity. After enjoying immense popularity in early modern times and serving as models for such authors as Corneille, Racine, and Shakespeare, they were increasingly criticized in the 19th and for most of the 20th centuries and condemned as either overly rhetorical, and hence essentially unperformable, or as mere vehicles for Stoic doctrine. Fortunately, in the past decades, a much needed re-evaluation of the dramatic qualities of Seneca’s work has taken place. We shall read several Senecan tragedies and discuss such aspects as their intertextual and philosophical dimension, their political agenda, the psychology of the characters as well as Seneca’s unique poetic language and style.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Baertschi,A.
(Spring 2014)

LATN B650 Topics in Latin Literature
Topics course. Course content varies.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

LATN B658 Late Latin Poetry
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

LATN B671 Fasti
Ovid’s Fasti is a work that the poet was not able to complete before being sent into exile by Augustus. Nevertheless, as it survives, it is an extraordinarily rich work that blends the antiquarian religious research characteristic of the Augustan age with the subtle poetic craft for which the author is famous.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Scott,R.
(Fall 2013)

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

The requirements for the major, in addition to the Senior Seminar and thesis, are eight courses in Greek and Latin including at least two at the 200 level in one language and two at the 300 level or above in the other, as well as 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, history and society
  • Three electives, at least one of which is at the 200-level or higher, and one of which is must be among the courses counted toward the history/society concentration (except in the case of students in that concentration)
  • Senior Seminar

Minor Requirements

The requirements for the minor are six courses drawn from the range of courses counted toward the major. 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
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B110; CITY-B110
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

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
Approach: Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B125; HART-B125
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Lindenlauf,A.
(Fall 2013)

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 2013-14)

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 towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Conybeare,C.
(Spring 2014)

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 2013-14)

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 I or Division III
Approach: Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): HIST-B205
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

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
(Not Offered 2013-14)

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
Instructor(s): Scott,R.
(Spring 2014)

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)
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Edmonds,R.
(Spring 2014)

CSTS B212 Magic in the 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 made use of magic to try to influence the world around them. This course will examine the magicians of the ancient world and the techniques and devices they used. We shall consider ancient 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
(Not Offered 2013-14)

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 towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Crosslisting(s): COML-B220
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

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
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts towards: Middle East Studies
Crosslisting(s): HIST-B223
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Truitt,E.
(Fall 2013)

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
(Not Offered 2013-14)

CSTS B225 In Vino Veritas: Wine in the Literature and Cult of Ancient Greece & 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
(Not Offered 2013-14)

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 2013-14)

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. This course is a writing intensive (W) course.
Requirement(s): Division I or Division III
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): HIST-B231; ARCH-B231
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

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 towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B234; HART-B234
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

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 towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): SPAN-B248; COML-B248
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

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): HIST-B285; CITY-B260; ARCH-B255
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Baertschi,A.
(Fall 2013)

CSTS B260 Daily Life in Ancient Greece and Rome
The often-praised achievements of the classical cultures arose from the realities of day-to-day life. This course surveys the rich body of material and textual evidence pertaining to how ancient Greeks and Romans -- famous and obscure alike -- lived and died. Topics include housing, food, clothing, work, leisure, and family and social life.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B260; CITY-B259
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Donohue,A.
(Spring 2014)

CSTS B274 Topic: From Myth to Modern Cinema
This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Crosslisting(s): COML-B274
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

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): HART-B324; ARCH-B324
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

CSTS B364 Magical Mechanisms
Requirement(s): Division I or Division III
Crosslisting(s): HIST-B364
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Truitt,E.
(Spring 2014)

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 2013-14)

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. 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. Preference to upperclassmen, previous coursework in myth required.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): COML-B375
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Edmonds,R.
(Fall 2013)

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; the second term involves the writing and oral presentation of the senior thesis.
Crosslisting(s): LATN-B398; GREK-B398
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Baertschi,A.
(Fall 2013)

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): LATN-B399; GREK-B399
Units: 1.0
(Spring 2014)

CSTS B403 Supervised Work
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Dept. staff, TBA
(Fall 2013)

CSTS B403 Supervised Work
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Dept. staff, TBA
(Spring 2014)

CSTS B645 Ancient Magic
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.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

CSTS B651 Alexandrian Tradition
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

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. 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
Instructor(s): Edmonds,R.
(Fall 2013)

CSTS B701 Supervised Work
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Scott,R., Edmonds,R., Conybeare,C., Baertschi,A., Sigelman,A.
(Spring 2014)