Loyola University Maryland

Department of Classics

Recent Offerings

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Classes Offered Spring 2013

Language Courses

Latin

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. 

Greek

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
Euripides' Medea

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.

Classes Offered Fall 2012

Language Courses

Latin Courses

LT 121-Introductory Latin I -Section .01
MW 3-4:15 p.m.–Staff
An introduction to Latin grammar and syntax for students with little or no prior experience. Prerequisite: None. Counts for: classics minor.

LT 122-Introductory Latin II-Section .01
MW 4:30-5:45 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
MWF 1-1:50 p.m.–Staff
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 11-11:50 a.m.– Dr. Nandini Pandey.
The first Latin reading course in which students complete the grammar textbook and begin to read continues passages of Latin from the golden age of Latin prose and poetry.  Prerequisite: LT 123 or equivalent. Counts for: language requirement, classics major, classical civilization major, classics minor

LT 200–Latin Sight Reading–Section .01
TBA–Dr. Joseph Walsh.
A 1-credit, pass/fail, course in which students read short passages of Latin “at sight,” that is, without any prior preparation. Darn good fun and an excellent way to improve your reading ability. Prerequisite: LT 122 or equivalent.

LT 340–Roman Comedy-Section .01
MWF 1-1:50 p.m.– Dr. Robert Miola.
An examination of selected plays of Plautus and Terence, along with notice of their precursors, backgrounds, and some descendants. Students study the language of the plays and also learn to appreciate them as hilarious, artful, and living theatre. Prerequisite: LT 124 or equivalent. Counts for: classics major, classical civilization major, classics minor

Greek Courses

GK 121-Introductory Greek I-Section .01
MWF 10-10:50 p.m.-Staff
An introductory course in the grammar, syntax and vocabulary of ancient Greek. Prerequisite: None.  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 123–Introduction to Attic Prose-Section .01
MWF 12-12:50 p.m. Dr. Joseph Walsh
The completion of Greek grammar and syntax and first readings in continuous attic prose. Prerequisite: GK 122 or the equivalent. 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 303 –Selected Readings in Greek I–Section .01
TBA–Staff
Selected readings in Greek at the advanced level. Topics vary according to student interest. Prerequisite: GK 124 or the equivalent. Counts for: classics major, classical civilization major, classics minor.

Classical Civilization Courses

English Core Courses

CL/EN 211-Classical Mythology-Section .01
MWF 10-10:50 a.m.- Dr. Nandini Pandey
While all cultures tell stories about the gods in order to better understand themselves, the myths of ancient Greece and Rome are especially fascinating for their literary complexity, psychological insight, and continuing influence on Western thought. In this course, we will analyze 'great books' by Homer, the Greek tragedians, Vergil, and Ovid within their historical contexts in order to discover how they reflect, justify, and critique the religion and society of their day. We will also analyze select ancient, Renaissance and modern responses to myth (drawn from art, drama, poetry, and film) in order to explore how and why classical myths have continued to be used over the ages to examine human and divine nature.  The course requires significant reading, writing, and class participation, including several response papers, group presentations, reading quizzes, a final paper, and a final exam. Prerequisite: EN 101. Counts for: English core requirement, classical civilization major, classics minor.

History Core Courses

CL/HS 313-The History of Christmas–Section .01
MWF 11-11:50 a.m.-Dr. Joseph Walsh
Is Christmas the commemoration of Jesus’ birth? Or is it a pagan winter festival hiding behind a thing but deceptive veil of Christian images and ideas? Students will discover that it is both of these things and a good deal more to boot. Prerequisite: HS 101; WR 100 or 101. Counts for: history core requirement; classical civilization major, classics minor, Catholic studies minor

CL/HS 326–The Golden Age of Athens-Section .01
T/TH 9:25-10:50 a.m.-Dr. Martha Taylor
An examination of what has been called Athens’ golden age, focusing on the political and cultural factors which made the fifth century unique. Subjects include creation and working of Athenian democracy, victories of the Persian wars, the Greek enlightenment, Pericles’ rule of the best citizen, demagoguery and empire, the Peloponnesian War, and the “end” of Athens symbolized by the execution of Socrates. Prerequisite: HS 101; WR 100 or 101. Counts for: second history core requirement, classical civilization major, classics minor.

Honors Seminars

CL/HN 376–Wild Justice: Self, Society, and Revenge from Antiquity to the Present–Section .01
MW 3:00-4:15 p.m.– Dr. Nandini Pandey
This course examines the theme of revenge as explored within the literature, art, and film of a range of societies from antiquity through the present. We will focus on how these works comment on and critique the philosophical, religious, and legal debates of their day, particularly regarding justice, peace and conflict, and the relation between self and other.

Classes Offered Fall 2011

Language Courses

LT 121-Introductory Latin I­-Section .01
MWF 9-9:50 a.m.–Dr. Nandini Pandey
An introduction to Latin grammar and syntax for students with little or no prior experience. Prerequisite: none. Counts for: classics minor

LT 122-Introductory Latin II-Section .01
MW 4:30-5:45 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
MWF 1-1:50 p.m.–Dr. Martha Taylor
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 2–2:50 p.m.–Dr. Thomas McCreight
The first Latin reading course in which students complete the grammar textbook and begin to read continues passages of Latin from the golden age of Latin prose and poetry. Prerequisite: LT 123 or equivalent. Counts for: language requirement, classics major, classical civilization major, classics minor

GK 121-Introductory Greek I-Section .01
MWF 10-10:50 a.m.-Dr. Martha Taylor 
An introductory course in the grammar, syntax and vocabulary of ancient Greek. Prerequisite: none. 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 123–Introduction to Attic Prose-Section .01
MWF 12-12:50 p.m.-Dr. Thomas McCreight
The completion of Greek grammar and syntax and first readings in continuous Attic prose. Prerequisite: GK 122 or the equivalent. 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 301–Advanced Greek I-Section .01
MWF 2-2:50 p.m.-Dr. Nandini Pandey
Readings in Greek at the advanced level tailored to student interest. Fall 2011: Euripides’ Medea. Prerequisite: GK 124 or the equivalent. Counts for: language requirement, classics major, classical civilization major, classics minor

Classical Civilization Courses

English Core Courses

CL/EN 211-Classical Mythology-Section .01
MWF 10-10:50 a.m.-Dr. Nandini Pandey
A study of the traditional stories of the Greeks and Romans as expressed in their literature and art with an emphasis on the relationship of mythology to rituals and religious beliefs, legends, and folktales. Prerequisite: EN 101. Counts for: English core requirement; classical civilization major, classics minor

History Core Courses

CL/HS 312 The History of Greece-Section .01
MWF 11-11:50 a.m.-Dr. Martha Taylor
A survey course in Greek history from the Mycenaean period (c. 1600 BC) to the death of Socrates in 399. Subjects include the rise of the polis, the Greek “enlightenment,” the clash of cultures between Sparta and Athens, and the victories of the Persian wars. Prerequisite: HS 101; WR 100 or 101. Counts for: history core requirement, classical civilization major, classics minor

CL/HS 313 The History of Christmas–Section .01
T/TH 9:25-10:40 a.m.–Dr. Joseph Walsh
Is Christmas the commemoration of Jesus’ birth? Or is it a pagan winter festival hiding behind a thing but deceptive veil of Christian images and ideas? Students will discover that it is both of these things and a good deal more to boot. Prerequisite: HS 101; WR 100 or 101. Counts for: history core requirement, classical civilization major, classics minor, Catholic studies minor