The Classics Department at Yale is home to some of the finest teaching in Yale College. Every year the Department offers a full array of courses for both majors and non-majors alike. The courses featured below range from introductory level ‘Classical Civilization’ courses (the designation CLCV means that all Classical texts are taught in English translation) to advanced courses in Ancient Greek (GREK) and Latin (LATN). These courses comprise only a small sample of what the Department will have on offer in 2014–15. For the full list, click here
. In most cases the ‘Civilization’ courses (CLCV) have no prerequisites and fulfill the Yale College core requirement in the Humanities and Arts (HU). To learn more about these courses, simply click on the course icon below.
The Romans: A Cultural Introduction
An exploration of ancient Roman culture, with special focus on the lives that were lived by common citizens, non-elites, foreigners, freedmen and slaves..
Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
In this course on Greek and Roman philosophy, you will discover who was the ‘first Greek philosopher’ and which are the earliest surviving Greek philosophical words.
Roman Art: Empire, Identity, and Society
Masterpieces of Roman art from the Republic to Constantine studied in their historical and social contexts.
Becoming Hadrian: Autobiography and Art in the Second-Century A.D.
Marguerite Yourcenar’s famed fictional Memoirs of Hadrian will serve as the starting point for an exploration of Hadrian and the art he commissioned in Rome and abroad.
The great buildings and engineering marvels of Rome and its empire.
eClavdia: Women in Ancient Rome
The contributions of Roman women to one of the greatest cities — and one of the greatest empires — in world history.
The Late Antique World from Constantine to Muhammad (c. 270–630)
In this class, students will discover one of the most dynamic and important periods in world history.
J.G. Manning and François Gerardin
Discover the intriguing history and learn about the institutions of ancient empires and why it matters to us today.
Theories of Authorship and Canon
Professors Hindy Najman and Irene Peirano
A study of the relationship between authorship and canon formation comparing ancient and modern theories.
Advanced Courses In latin
Irene Peirano Garrison
An in-depth study of Virgil’s Aeneid with special emphasis on the last four books which will be read in the original.
Early Rome: Aeneas to Romulus
An L5 course that satisfies the language requirement. Reflections of early Roman history, which was mostly legend and fiction, in several Augustan writers — Virgil, Livy, and Ovid.