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Billings course

Deaths of Tragedy

Joshua Billings

A course on Greek tragedy and its reflections in drama and philosophy, focusing on deaths represented in tragedy and the question of the death of tragedy.

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Freudenberg course

The Romans: A Cultural Introduction

Kirk Freudenburg

An introduction to ancient Roman culture, with special focus on the precarious and discredited lives that were lived on the city’s underside.

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Classics in Black

Emily Greenwood

A study of the uses of Greco-Roman classics in Africa and the black diaspora from the late eighteenth century to the present.

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Contemporary Receptions of Greek & Roman Classics

Emily Greenwood

This course will explore contemporary responses to Greek and Roman Classics with a view to understanding the role of readers and audiences in the constant adaptation and reinvention of classical texts.

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Johnston course

The Roman Republic

Andrew Johnston

On the origins, development, and expansion of Rome from the earliest times to the deaths of Caesar and Cicero in the late 40s BCE

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Kraus course

Introduction to Latin Literature

Christina Kraus

An introduction to the world of Roman literature in English translation.

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Loney course

Classical Mythologies

Alexander Loney

A course on the myths of ancient Greece and Rome, engaging theoretical concerns about the nature and meaning of myth, and the subsequent reception of Classical stories in later times.

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Advanced Courses In Greek

Billings course

Plato’s Phaedrus

Joshua Billings

[Bridge Course]

Close reading and discussion of Plato's Phaedrus, with particular attention to style, rhetoric, and dialogue form. 

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LeVen course

Hesiod and Homeric Hymns

Pauline LeVen

Close reading and discussion of the Greek text of Hesiod’s Theogony and three Homeric Hymns, with attention to larger issues of poetics, myths, and connections with Homeric epic.

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LeVen course

Introduction to Homer: the Odyssey

Pauline LeVen

A first approach to reading Homeric poetry in Greek. Close reading and discussion of selected books of the Odyssey.

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LeVen course

Daily Life in the Papyri

Joe Manning

Introduction to and reading of original texts written in Greek on papyri with attention to socio-economic context as well as to the language and structure of the texts.

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Advanced Courses In latin

Freudenberg course

Petronius

Kirk Freudenburg

Close reading and discussion of the Latin text of Petronius’s Satyricon, with attention to larger issues of literature and culture in Neronian Rome.

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Pereino course

Martial

Irene Peirano Garrison

…TOTO NOTUS IN ORBE MARTIALIS

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Pereino course

Virgil's Aeneid

Irene Peirano Garrison

An in-depth study of Vergil’s Aeneid with special emphasis on the last four books which will be read in the original.

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Solodow course

Roman Myth and Pastoral

Joseph Solodow

Literary perspectives on the last years of the Roman Republic. A "bridge" course for incoming students with substantial preparation in Latin. Fulfills the language requirement (L5). Also open to anyone interested in the subject.

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