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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.

2 GRS 200 Greek and Roman Mythology Fall 2014 MR 11:30-1:00 Professor Laurel Bowman 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 300 Greek Epic Fall 2014 MR 1:00-2:30 Professor Ingrid Holmberg An examination of epic genre in Greek literature through reading Homer s Iliad and Odyssey and Apollonius Jason and the Argonauts. Themes may include the definition of the genre of epic, the nature of heroism, mortality and the construction of gender.

4 GRS 315 Age of Augustus Fall 2014 MR 11:30-1:00 Professor Colin Shelton Examines the literature, material culture, and historical context of the Augustan Principate. We will focus on placing the works of Virgil, Horace and Ovid in the context of the cultural revolution unfolding in this era of momentous political change.

5 GRS 331 Greek History from the Bronze Age to Alexander Fall 2014 TWF 9:30-10:30 Professor Geof Kron Survey of Greek history from the emergence of Minoan-Mycenaean civilization until the death of Alexander the Great. Emphasis on the relationship of the Greeks to other Mediterranean and Near Eastern civilizations, the nature of the Greek polis, Greek colonization, the rise of democracy and Athenian, Spartan, Theban and Macedonian bids for leadership in Greece.

6 GRS 372 Roman Art and Archaeology Fall 2014 MR 10:00-11:30 Professor John Oleson Survey of Roman material culture relating artistic expression to the political and social developments of the Roman people. Examination of Etruscan art and architecture for its formative influence on Roman culture; Republican and Imperial Roman art in the context of historical events. Topics include the special character of Roman art, Hellenized and Italic modes of expression, portraiture, historical reliefs, function in art and architectural space and city planning.

7 GRS 377 Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World Fall 2014 MR 1:00-2:30 Professor John Oleson Introduction to the maritime archaeology and marine technology of the Bronze Age Near Eastern, Greek and Roman cultures, using the evidence presented by archaeological remains of ships and harbours, and ancient visual representations and literary texts. Topics will include harbour and ship design and construction, equipment, sailing techniques, navigation and underwater archaeology.

8 GRS 381 Greek and Roman Religion Fall 2014 TWF 11:30-12:30 Professor Mark Nugent Survey of Greek and Roman religious thought and practices. Focuses on conventional religious rituals and their social value, and on the success of Greek and Roman polytheism in adapting to changing historical and social circumstances. Particular attention is paid to mystery religions, including Christianity, and their relationship to conventional forms of religious behaviour.

9 GREE 101 Intro. Ancient Greek Fall 2014 MWR 2:30-3:30 Professor Laurel Bowman Basic introduction to ancient Attic Greek. Based on reading and translating progressively more challenging passages in ancient Greek, with emphasis on acquiring basic vocabulary and rules of grammar.

10 GREE 201 Advanced Greek Grammar Fall 2014 MWR 2:30-3:30 Professor Mark Nugent Review of grammar covered in 101 and 102, followed by study of more advanced grammatical constructions. Readings will provide a transition from simplified language to unmodified literary Greek.

11 GREE 305 Greek Orators Fall 2014 MR 10-11:30 Professor Ingrid Holmberg Readings from select orators of the fifth and fourth centuries BC. Selections may include Antiphon, Lysias, Isocrates and Demosthenes.

12 LATI 101 Introductory Latin I Fall 2014 MWR 2:30-3:30 Professor Colin Shelton TWF 11:30-12:30 Professor Geof Kron TWF 1:30-2:30 Professor Mark Nugent Introduction to the basic grammatical patterns of the language of ancient Rome, practiced in a series of readings adapted from Latin literature. No previous knowledge of Latin is required.

13 LATI 201 Advanced Latin Grammar Fall 2014 TWF 10:30-11:30 Professor Colin Shelton Review of grammar covered in 101 and 102, followed by study of more advanced grammatical constructions. Readings will provide a transition from simplified language to genuine literary Latin.

14 LATI 308 Cicero Fall 2014 TWF 12:30-1:30 Professor Cedric Littlewood Selected readings in Latin from the writings of one of Rome s major intellectual figures and a participant in the political struggles of the late Republic.

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