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1 GRS 100 Greek and Roman Civilization TWF 12:30-1:30 (Fall and Spring) Professor Brendan Burke (Fall 2014) Professor Gregory Rowe (Spring 2015) Foundational approach to the civilization of Greece and Rome through the evidence of literature, history and archaeology. Focus on ancient cultural and intellectual material of significance in the western tradition. Emphasis is placed upon early Greek history, literature of Classical Athens, and the culture of Republican and Augustan Rome. A basic timeline of principal eras and events, and general aspects of material culture, from the Bronze Age to the fall of Rome. This course is the equivalent of GRS 101 and GRS 102.

2 GRS 200 Greek and Roman Mythology Spring 2015 MR 1:30-2:30 Professor Ingrid Holmberg A study of Greek and Roman myths, in the context of the culture and thought of Greece and Rome. Literary and artistic sources will be used to establish and analyze the nature and function of myths in these cultures. Topics include the gods, heroes, local myths political and cultural uses of myths and the origins of the influence of Greek and Roman myths on European culture.

3 GRS 204 The Ancient World on Film Spring 2015 W 3:30-6:30 Professor Mark Nugent Explores the treatment in film of the history and myth of the world of the ancient Mediterranean. Both films and original sources will be studied. Issues addressed include medium, genre and the mutability of myth and historical representation.

4 GRS 250 Greek and Latin Roots for Science and the Social Sciences Spring 2015 MR 11:30-1:00 Professor Colin Shelton Greek and Latin Roots for Science and the Social Sciences An exploration of the principles of derivation of English words from Latin and Greek sources. Focus is given to areas of study with terminology particularly indebted to the classical languages, such as biology, psychology, law, and medicine. Assumes no knowledge of Greek and Latin.

5 GRS 320 Greek Tragedy Spring 2015 TWF 11:30-12:30 Professor Laurel Bowman The origins and developments of tragic drama in ancient Greece. Representative plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.

6 GRS 314 Age of Nero Spring 2015 MR 1:00-2:30 Professor Colin Shelton Nero, the last of the Julio-Claudian emperors, promoted an artistic golden age to rival that of the first emperor, Augustus. Topics may include: literary authors such as Seneca, Lucan, Persius and Petronius; Nero s extravagant building projects in Rome; his reputation, ancient

7 GRS 335 Women in the Greek and Roman World Spring 2015 TWF 9:30-10:30 Professor Mark Nugent Examines textual and visual representations of women in Greco-Roman antiquity. Investigates the Greek and Roman sex-gender systems, with special attention to constructs of femininity. Topics include women and religion, women and medicine, the legal position of women, women and politics, the economic role and position of women, marriage and childbearing practices.

8 GRS 337 Herodotus and Greek Ethnography Spring 2015 TWF 10:30-11:30 Professor Geoffrey Kron Examines the relationship of the Greeks to other Mediterranean and Near Eastern cultures in the Classical and Hellenistic periods, such as the Mesopotamians, Lydians, Persians, Egyptians, Scythians, Carthaginians, Etruscans and or Celts. Focus on the ethnographic accounts of these civilizations by Greek writers, particularly Herodotus and Poseidoniusus of Apamea, as well as archaeological, epigraphic and literary evidence from the cultures themselves.

9 GRS 341 Roman History Spring 2015 MR 10:00-11:30 Professor Gregory Rowe Survey of Roman history from the earliest settlements on the banks of the Tiber at the end of second millennium BCE to the reign of the emperor Justinian in the sixth century CE. Emphasis on historical geography, Rome s changing political culture and the primary sources for Roman history (literary, material and documentary).

10 GRS 371 Greek Art and Archaeology Spring 2015 MR 10:00-11:30 Professor Brendan Burke Material culture of Greece Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period. Architecture, sculpture and the minor arts as evidence for cultural attitudes towards humankind, the gods, and the physical world. Selected monuments are illustrated through a variety of media. Prepares students for 395 and 495.

11 GREE 102 Intro. Ancient Greek II Spring 2015 MTWR 2:30-3:30 Professor Geoffrey Kron Continuation of 101. Reading and translation of progressively more challenging passages in ancient Greek, with emphasis on acquiring basic vocabulary and rules of grammar.

12 GREE 202 Introduction to Greek Literature Spring 2015 MTWR 2:30-3:30 Professor Ingrid Holmberg Includes select, elementary passages from a variety of major classical authors such as Homer, Herodotus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Xenophon in combination with a review of grammar.

13 GREE 303 Greek Historians Spring 2014 MWR 2:30-3:30 Professor Laurel Bowman Selected readings from the Greek historians, particularly Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon.

14 LATI 102 Introductory Latin II Spring 2015 TWF 1:30-2:30 Professor Colin Shelton Continuation of 101 which completes the survey of basic Latin grammar, designed to improve students ability to read the language. More in-depth readings adapted from Latin prose and poetry.

15 LATI 202 Introduction to Latin Literature Spring 2015 TWF 1:30-2:30 Professor Cedric Littlewood Reading of selected Latin authors, accompanied by a review of grammar.

16 LATIN 309 Ovid Spring 2015 MR 11:30-1:00 Professor Cedric Littlewood Readings from Ovid s Metamorphoses or other poems.

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