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Economy and Economics of Ancient Greece

Cultural and political background for Athens of the 5th and 4th century BC. Athenian economy of the 4th century BC. Economic ideas of Plato, Aristotle, and Xenophon. Pros and Cons of utilitarianism in light of the ethical theories of Plato and Aristotle. Economy and economics of ancient Greece will be compared to the same of ancient China. There is an interesting parallel.

 

Subject Code: 
CLASSHIS
Units: 
5
Term: 
Win
Course Number: 
114
Day/Time: 
TTh / 9:00-10:50
Room: 
ECON 139
Type: 
Lecture

Eight Great Archaeological Sites in Europe

Preference to sophomores. Focus is on excavation, features and finds, arguments over interpretation, and the place of each site in understanding the archaeological history of Europe. Goal is to introduce the latest archaeological and anthropological thought, and raise key questions about ancient society. The archaeological perspective foregrounds interdisciplinary study: geophysics articulated with art history, source criticism with analytic modeling, statistics interpretation.
Subject Code: 
CLASSART
Units: 
3-5
Term: 
Spr
Course Number: 
21Q
Day/Time: 
MWF / 10:00-10:50
Room: 
TBA
Type: 
Seminar

Advanced Greek: Attic Orators

The Athenians enjoyed their oratory—a bit too much, according to Thucydides, who added some of the finest specimens himself. We will read in Greek a selection of speeches, mostly forensic ones by Antiphon and Lysias, but also one example each of the two other rhetoric genres. Our primary objective is to increase comprehension and enjoyment of Attic oratory, but we will also pay attention to Athenian history and culture.  Classics majors and minors must take course for letter grade.
Subject Code: 
CLASSGRK
Units: 
3-5
Term: 
Win
Course Number: 
112
Day/Time: 
MW / 9:00-10:30
Room: 
110-204
Type: 
Seminar

The Romans

How did a tiny village create a huge empire and shape the world, and why did it fail? Roman history, imperialism, politics, social life, economic growth, and religious change.

Subject Code: 
CLASSHIS
Units: 
3-5
Term: 
Spr
Course Number: 
60
Day/Time: 
MWF / 11:00-11:50
Room: 
TBA
Type: 
Lecture

Intermediate Latin: Ovid and Apuleius

Classics majors and minors must take this course for a letter grade.

 

Subject Code: 
CLASSLAT
Units: 
3-5
Term: 
Win
Course Number: 
102
Day/Time: 
MWF / 12:15-1:05
Room: 
Raubitscheck Room
Type: 
Seminar

Advanced Greek: Scientific Writing

Euclid and Archimedes. Reading texts from Greek science. The relationship between form and meaning in the presentation of scientific information, introduction to Greek Paleography. Classics majors and minors must take course for letter grade. May be repeated for credit.

Subject Code: 
CLASSGRK
Units: 
3-5
Term: 
Spr
Course Number: 
113
Day/Time: 
MW / 9:00-10:30
Room: 
TBA
Type: 
Seminar

Intermediate Greek: Greek Erotic Poetry and Prose

Read and compare Xenophon's and Plato's approaches to desire. Then we will move to earlier poetry and read Sappho, Anacreon, Alcman, Ibycus, and other lyric poetry on eros. Review of grammar and vocabulary also included. Classics majors and minors must take for a letter grade. May be repeated for credit. 

 

Subject Code: 
CLASSGRK
Units: 
4-5
Term: 
Win
Course Number: 
102
Day/Time: 
TTh / 2:15-3:45
Room: 
110-112
Type: 
Seminar

Advanced Latin: Tacitus

An entire bulky chapter in the history of ideas carries his name: “Tacitismo.” Tacitus ranks among the most influential authors of Greco-Roman antiquity. We will read in Latin his literary debut, the Agricola, as well as one of his finest books of his major works, Annales IV. Particular attention will be paid to his challenging syntax and style, his debt to Sallust, and his interactions with contemporary authors. Classics majors and minors must take course for a letter grade. May be repeated for credit.

 

Subject Code: 
CLASSLAT
Units: 
3-5
Term: 
Spr
Course Number: 
113
Day/Time: 
MW / 11:00-12:30
Room: 
TBA
Type: 
Seminar

Intermediate Latin: Vergil and Caesar

 Classics majors and minors must take course for a letter grade. May be repeated for credit.

Subject Code: 
CLASSLAT
Units: 
3-5
Term: 
Spr
Course Number: 
103
Day/Time: 
MWF / 12:15-1:05
Room: 
TBA
Type: 
Seminar

Beginning Latin

Continuation of CLASSLAT 2. Classics majors and minors must take course for letter grade. CLASSLAT 3 fulfills the University language requirement.

Subject Code: 
CLASSLAT
Units: 
5
Term: 
Spr
Course Number: 
3
Day/Time: 
MTWThF / 9:00-9:50
Room: 
TBA
Type: 
Seminar