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Classics

Courses

The Classics curriculum includes courses in Greek language and literature, Latin language and literature, and Classics in translation.

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Below you will find a list of our current or recent offerings. See the course catalog for descriptions and updated information.

Greek     |     Latin     |     Classics

Greek

  • 13-001 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 13-002 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 13-003 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 13-004 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 13-014 GREEK I
  • 13-024 GREEK II
    Essentials of grammar, composition, and reading. Prerequisite: Greek 13-014 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 13-114 GREEK III
    Selections from classical and New Testament Greek. Prerequisite: Greek 13-024with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 13-124 GREEK IV
    Selections from classical and New Testament Greek. Prerequisite: Greek 13-114with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 13-301 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 13-302 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 13-303 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 13-304 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 13-444 INTERMEDIATE TUTORIAL
  • 13-604 TOPICS IN GREEK LITERATURE I
    Topics offered on a five-year cycle: Homeric Poetry; Greek Lyric Poetry; Comedy; Literature of the Fourth Century; Hellenistic Literature. Students participate in a weekly webcast lecture offered through Sunoikisis, an online discussion moderated by faculty members from participating institutions, and weekly tutorials with faculty members at Southwestern. This course is specifically designed for advanced students and includes rigorous study of cultural and historical contexts as well as the issues of composition and transmission. Students will also become familiar with current interpretive approaches to the material. May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: Greek 13-124 or equivalent placement. (H) (WA)
  • 13-704 TOPICS IN GREEK LITERATURE II
    Topics offered on a five-year cycle: Homeric Poetry; Greek Lyric Poetry; Comedy; Literature of the 4th Century; Hellenistic Literature. Students participate in a weekly webcast lecture offered through Sunoikisis, an online discussion moderated by faculty members from participating institutions, and weekly tutorials with faculty members at Southwestern. This course is specifically designed for advanced students and includes rigorous study of cultural and historical contexts as well as the issues of composition and transmission. Students will also become familiar with current interpretive approaches to the material. May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: six credits of upper-level Greek. (H) (WA)
  • 13-901 TUTORIAL
  • 13-902 TUTORIAL
  • 13-903 TUTORIAL
  • 13-904 TUTORIAL
  • 13-941 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 13-942 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 13-943 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 13-944 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 13-951 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change of content.
  • 13-952 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change of content.
  • 13-953 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change of content.
  • 13-954 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change of content.
  • 13-984 HONORS
    By invitation only.

Latin

  • 14-001 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 14-002 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 14-003 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 14-004 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 14-014 LATIN I
    Essentials of grammar, composition and reading.
  • 14-024 LATIN II
    Essentials of grammar, composition and reading. Prerequisite: Latin 14-014 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 14-114 LATIN III
    Readings in Petronius.Prerequisite: Latin 14-024 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 14-124 LATIN IV
    Readings in Vergil. Prerequisite: Latin14-114 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 14-301 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 14-302 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 14-303 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 14-304 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 14-404 LIVY
    Elements of grammar and style in a historical context. (H)
  • 14-424 TACITUS
    Elements of grammar and style in a historical context. (H) .
  • 14-444 INTERMEDIATE TUTORIAL
  • 14-504 HORACE
    Elements of grammar and style in a historical context. (H)
  • 14-603 TOPICS IN LATIN LIT I
  • 14-604 TOPICS IN LATIN LITERATURE I
    Topics offered on a five-year cycle: Early Republic; Late Republic; Neronian Period; Roman Empire 70-180 CE; Late Antiquity and Medieval. Students participate in weekly webcast lecture offered through Sunoikisis, an on-line discussion moderated by faculty members from participating institutions, and weekly tutorials with faculty members at Southwestern. This course is specifically designed for advanced students and includes rigorous study of cultural and historical contexts as well as the issues of composition and transmission. Students will also become familiar with current interpretive approaches to the material. May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: Latin 14-124 or equivalent placement. (H) (WA)
  • 14-704 TOPICS IN LATIN LITERATURE II
    Topics offered on a five-year cycle: Early Republic; Late Republic; Neronian Period; Roman Empire 70-180 CE; Late Antiquity and Medieval. Students participate in weekly webcast lecture offered through Sunoikisis, an on-line discussion moderated by faculty members from participating institutions, and weekly tutorials with faculty members at Southwestern. This course is specifically designed for advanced students and includes rigorous study of cultural and historical contexts as well as the issues of composition and transmission. Students will also become familiar with current interpretive approaches to the material. May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: six credits of upper-level Latin. (H) (WA)
  • 14-901 TUTORIAL
  • 14-902 TUTORIAL
  • 14-903 TUTORIAL
  • 14-904 TUTORIAL
  • 14-951 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with changed content.
  • 14-952 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with changed content.
  • 14-953 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with changed content.
  • 14-954 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with changed content.
  • 14-983 HONORS
  • 14-984 HONORS
    By invitation only.

Classics

  • 07-001 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 07-002 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 07-003 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 07-004 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 07-114 WORLD ARCHITECTURE: A COMPARATIVE
    See Art History 71-114. (Biennially) (FAL) (IP) (WA)
  • 07-204 GREEK AND ROMAN MYTHOLOGY
    A study of the myths and religion of Greece and Rome, with particular attention to their formation in the eastern world and with a focus on the recrystallization of Classical myth in later literature and art. Exploration of the theories of the study of myth. Extensive readings of primary documents in translation. Also English 10-204 and Religion 19-504. (H) (R) (IP) (WA)
  • 07-301 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 07-302 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 07-303 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 07-304 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 07-314 GREEK CIVILIZATION
    The political, social, and cultural history of Greece. The rise, development, and diffusion of the civilization of Greece with particular attention to its Graeco-Asiatic and Graeco-African environment. Includes a section on Greece's contribution to later cultures. Extensive readings of primary documents in translation. May be repeated with change of content. Also History 16-314. (Biennially) (H) (IP) (WA)
  • 07-324 ROMAN CIVILIZATION
    An examination of the development of Roman Civilization, from its beginnings until its dissolution, set within the broad cultural continuum of the Mediterranean world. Includes a section on Rome's contribution to later cultures. Extensive readings of primary documents in translation. May be repeated with change of content. Also History 16-324. (Biennially) (H) (IP) (WA)
  • 07-334 CRITICAL HISTORIES: ANCIENT
    See Philosophy 18-614. (H)
  • 07-354 HELLENISTIC ART
    See Art History 71-444. (FAL) (WA)
  • 07-404 PERFORMING SANCTITY: HOLY LIVING AND
    A study of saints lives from the late ancient world and the Latin Middle Ages, revealing the religious life of the periods that produced them as well as information about basic social and cultural history. Involves close reading and discussion of primary texts in translation from the original Latin. (H)
  • 07-414 MEDIEVAL BEAST FABLES
    A study of the use of the animal kingdom to satirize human courtly society in the Middle Ages, with attention to some of the social and personal needs fulfilled by telling or listening to these fables. Involves close reading and discussion of primary texts in translation from the original Latin. (H)
  • 07-424 FABULOUS EXEMPLUM: MEDIEVAL LEGENDS OF
    A study of Alexanders complicated legacy, as both a rhetorical example of what (not) to do, and as the protagonist of a series of fantastic adventures that please and instruct. Involves close reading and discussion of primary texts in translation from the original Latin. (H)
  • 07-434 MEDIEVAL LEGENDS OF TROY
    A study of the use of classical narratives to legitimize political power and literary production in the Middle Ages, with attention to the multiple significances of translation. Involves close reading and discussion of primary texts in translation from the original Latin. (H)
  • 07-901 TUTORIAL
  • 07-902 TUTORIAL
  • 07-903 TUTORIAL
  • 07-904 TUTORIAL
  • 07-941 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 07-942 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 07-943 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 07-944 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 07-951 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 07-952 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 07-953 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 07-954 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 07-964 SEMINAR
    An interdisciplinary study of various aspects of Greek and Roman antiquity. May be repeated with change of content.
  • 07-984 HONORS
    By invitation only.

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