Classes Offered Spring 2013
LT 122-Introductory Latin II-Section .01
MW 6-7:15 p.m.–Mr. Robert Wright
A continuation of Latin 121 or for students with some high school background in Latin (placement through a placement test). Prerequisite: LT 121 or equivalent. Counts for: classics minor
LT 123 -Intermediate Latin-Section .01
MW 4:30-5:45 p.m.–Mr. Robert Wright
A continuation of Latin 122 or for students with some high school background in Latin (placement through a placement test). Prerequisite: LT 122 or equivalent. Counts for: language requirement, classics major, classical civilization major, classics minor
LT 124–Latin Golden Age Prose and Poetry-Section .01
MWF 10-10:50 a.m.–Dr. Nandini Pandey
Selected readings from authors of the golden age of Roman poetry (in particular) and prose. Analysis of styles/genres. Prerequisite: LT 123 or equivalent. Counts for: language requirement, classics major, classical civilization major, classics minor.
LT 200–Latin Sight Reading .01
M 3-3:50 p.m.–Dr. Joseph Walsh
Reading of selected texts in Latin "at sight" or without preparation. May be repeated four times for credit. (Pass/Fail)
LT 300–Latin Prose Composition .01
MWF 1-1:50 p.m.–Dr. Nandini Pandey
Exercises in the translation of sentences and connected passages into felicitous Latin prose. Development of knowledge of correct, idiomatic expression in written Latin.
LT 325–Cicero's Speeches .01
MWF 2-2:50 p.m.–Dr. Joseph Walsh
A reading of select orations of Cicero, with particular attention to rhetorical analysis as well as to historical, political, and social background.
GK 122–Introductory Greek II-Section .01
MWF 12-12:50 p.m.–Dr. David Jacobson
An introductory course in the grammar, syntax and vocabulary of ancient Greek. Prerequisite: GK 121. Counts for: language requirement, classics major, classical civilization major, classics minor, theology majors should consult with the theology department about theology credit for Greek.
GK 124–Private Study: Greek Literature-Section .1T
–Dr. Martha Taylor
A reading of select works of Greek prose and/or poetry with close attention to their language, style and literary value.
GK 301–Advanced Greek I-Section .01
MW 3-4:15 p.m.–Dr. Nandini Pandey
Classical Civilization Courses
English Core Courses
CL/EN 212–The Classical Epics-Section .01
MWF 10-10:50 a.m.-Dr. David Jacobson
A study of the epic poetry of Homer and Virgil in translation, with an emphasis on the poetry’s background, value, and profound influence on later literature. The course may include a short survey of other epics. Same course as EN212. Prerequisite: EN 101. Counts for: second English core requirement, classical civilization major, classics minor
History Core Courses
CL/HS 300–Death of the Roman Republic-Section .01
MWF 11-11:50 a.m.-Dr. Martha Taylor
A study of the final century of the Roman Republic when Rome suffered under the struggles for personal power of men like Sulla, Mark Antony, and Julius Caesar. Focuses on primary sources with a particular emphasis on the writings of Cicero who documented the final years of the Republic in public speeches as well as private, biting personal letters. Same course as HS 300. Prerequisite: HS 101. Counts for: second history core requirement, classical civilization major, classics minor.
History Major Courses
CL/HS 475–The Persecution of the Christians–Section .01
W 3-5:30 p.m.–Dr. Joseph Walsh
An exploration of the causes, nature, and extent of early Christian persecutions until Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire in the fourth century. Topics include the Jewish-Greek-Roman environment of early Christianity, Rome’s policies toward foreign cults, Christians’ reputation for extreme promiscuity and cultic atrocities, comparison with competing cults, the danger of open profession of the new faith, and Christian acceptance of the ancient world. Given the muddled understanding of the early Christian persecutions, we shall examine and dispel the myths and bring some order to the chaos. Prerequisite: HS101, one HS300-level course, and written or electronic permission of the instructor. Counts for: classical civilization major, history major and minor, classics minor.