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.

  • 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.
  • 13-144 Greek I
    Essentials of grammar, composition, and reading.
  • 13-154 Greek II
    Essentials of grammar, composition, and reading. Prerequisite: Greek 13-014 or Greek 13-144, with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 13-164 Greek III
    Selections from classical and New Testament Greek. Prerequisite: Greek 13-024 or Greek 13-154, with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 13-204 Intermediate Culture Studies
    Selections from classical and New Testament Greek in context, including politics, art, architecture, mythology, and ancient Greek reception of their distant past. Prerequisite: Greek 13-114 or Greek 13-164, with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 13-604 Topics in Greek Literature I
    Topics offered on a rotating basis. Readings in ancient science, with a substantive component on ancient medicine. 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 Greek 13-204, or equivalent placement. (H) (WA)
  • 13-704 Topics in Greek Literature II
    Topics offered on a rotating basis. Readings in ancient science, with a substantive component on ancient medicine. 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)
  • 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 Virgil. Prerequisite: Latin14-114 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 14-144 Latin I
    Essentials of grammar, composition and reading.
  • 14-154 Latin II
    Essentials of grammar, composition and reading. Prerequisite: Latin 14-014 or Latin 14-144, with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 14-164 Latin III
    Poetry and Prose for our Time. Readings and cultural studies of poets such as Horace to prose writers of natural history (the two Plinys), society and politics (Tacitus) to later works such as those of Hildegard of Bingen (12th cent. polymath and author of causae et curae) and Carolus Linnaeus (18th century botanist). Prerequisite: Latin 14-024 or Latin 14-154, with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 14-204 Rdngs Vergil & Cltrl Stds Augustan Rome
    Including politics, art, architecture, mythology, and Roman reception of their distant past. Prerequisite: Latin 14-114 or Latin 14-164, with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 14-404 Livy
    Elements of grammar and style in a historical context. Prerequisite: Latin 14-124 or Latin 14-204, or equivalent placement. (H)
  • 14-424 Tacitus
    Elements of grammar and style in a historical context. Prerequisite: Latin 14-124 or Latin 14-204, or equivalent placement. (H)
  • 14-504 Horace
    Elements of grammar and style in a historical context. Prerequisite: Latin 14-124 or Latin 14-204, or equivalent placement. (H)
  • 14-604 Topics in Latin Literature I
    Topics offered on a rotating basis. Readings in ancient science, with a substantive component on ancient medicine. Students participate in weekly webcast session 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 Latin 14-204, or equivalent placement. (H) (WA)
  • 14-704 Topics in Latin Literature II
    Topics offered on a rotating basis. Readings in ancient science, with a substantive component on ancient medicine. Students participate in weekly webcast session 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)
  • 07-114 World Architecture: a Comparative
    See Art History 71-484. (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 ocuments in translation. Also English 10-204. (H) (IP) (WA)
  • 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)
  • 07-344 Topics in Classical Literature
    An interdisciplinary examination of Greek or Roman authors (in translation) or topics, for example Homer, Euripides, Herodotus, Ovid, or Vergil, or ancient science (with a substantive component on ancient medicine). Each week, students read ancient passages in translation and secondary scholarship, engage in asynchronous discussion on topics set and moderated by participating faculty and participate actively in a course-wide synchronous common session administered through Sunoikisis, and twice a week meet as a single campus section. This course includes close consideration of cultural and historical contexts as well as the issues of composition and reception. Students will also become familiar with current interpretive approaches to the material. May be repeated with change in topic. (H) (IP) (WA)
  • 07-354 Greek & Roman Art of the Hellenistic Era
    See Art History 71-414. (FAL) (WA)
  • 07-964 Seminar
    An interdisciplinary study of various aspects of Greek and Roman antiquity. May be repeated with change of content.