• <a href="/live/image/gid/399/width/650/86399_Classics_main_image.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image86399"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/399/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86399_Classics_main_image.rev.1607381705.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/399/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86399_Classics_main_image.rev.1607381705.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/399/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86399_Classics_main_image.rev.1607381705.jpg" alt="Professor Kelly with students at an archeological dig site in Italy in 2014." width="720" height="690" data-max-w="905" data-max-h="867" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Professor Kelly with students at an archeological dig site in Italy in 2014.</div>

ART 208 Ancient Art

Benjamin David MWF 10:20am - 11:20am

An introduction to art and architecture of the ancient Mediterranean, focused on Greece and Rome. Special attention given to the intersections of art and literature and the role of art as a tool of politics. Theories in classical culture about the visual image, the artist, and the practice of narrative; how our definition of classical art is often shaped by the early modern period’s views.

Prerequisites: None

CLAS 320 Greek And Roman Epic

Gordon Kelly MWF 1:50pm - 2:50pm

Examination of six epic poems (in translation) from Classical antiquity: Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, Apollonius’s Argonautica, Virgil’s Aeneid, Lucan’s Civil War,
and Statius’s Thebaid. Focus on the traditional themes of the epic genre, including
the nature of heroism, the relationship between mortals and gods, issues of peace and war, and the conflict of individual and communal goals; how ancient authors adapted epic conventions to suit their own artistic goals; how these epics reflected the values and history of contemporary Greco-Roman civilization; and their influence in antiquity and beyond.

Prerequisites: None.

CLAS 201 Greek Thought and Culture

Robert Kugler MWF 12:40pm - 1:40pm

Introduction to ancient Greek archaeology, architecture, art, history, literature, philosophy, and religion. Special emphasis on the core values of ancient Greek culture, and how these compare and contrast to our own.

Prerequisites: None

GRK 101 Classical Greek I 

Gordon Kelly MWF 9:10am - 10:10am

Beginning classical Greek. Emphasis on basic vocabulary and grammar necessary to read classical texts and writings from the Hellenistic period. Conversational and modern Greek not covered. May be used toward the world languages requirement.

Prerequisites: None.

LATN 201 Intermediate Latin I 

Gordon Kelly MWF 10:20am - 11:20am

Gordon Kelly TTH 8:00am - 9:30am

Continued work on expanding basic vocabulary and understanding of grammar covered in LATN 101, LATN 102. Emphasis on reading Latin texts of the Classical period. May be used to fulfill the world languages requirement.

Prerequisites: LATN 102 or equivalent 

PHIL 301 Ancient Western Philosophy 

Joel Martinez TTH 1:50pm - 3:20pm

The birth of philosophy against the background of mythic thought; its development from Socrates to the mature systems of Plato and Aristotle; their continuation and transformation in examples of Hellenistic thought.

Prerequisites: Any 100 or 200 level philosophy course

RELS 224 Jewish Origins 

Robert Kugler MWF 11:30am - 12:30pm

Exploration of early Judaism, from circa 450 B.C.E. to 200 C.E. Focus on the development of the religion in the multicultural, pluralistic context of the Greco-Roman world. Study of the archaeological and written evidence for Jewish origins (i.e., the archaeology and literature of pre-Jewish Israelite religion and of early Jewish communities in Egypt and Palestine, the Hebrew Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls and the related excavations at Qumran, documentary and literary texts of Jews in Egypt, and related archaeological evidence). Analysis of key themes in the study of early Judaism (i.e., gender, colonialism, multiculturalism and identity, early Judaism’s relationship to earliest Christianity).

Prerequisites: None