Courses

Fall 2020

  • CLASSIC 250 - Topics in Greek and Roman Culture and Literature: Late Antique World: Transitions and Transformations between Classical and Medieval

    Instructor(s): Sarah Beckmann

    Focus on late antiquity as historical period and scholarly construct. Using primary evidence (art, artifact, literature), modern scholarship, and varied methodological approaches, examination of origins and consequences of late antique transformations in Mediterranean world, ca. 3rd - 7th c. CE. To synthesize, and problematize, how late antique phenomena respond and react to classical, and prefigure and provoke the medieval, students consider late antique texts and material culture in dialogue with earlier and later historical witnesses. Each meeting focuses on a particular late antique theme or problem. Topics include but are not limited to: decline of Roman Empire; division of East and West; rise of Christian church; paideia and persistence of Greco-Roman intellectual traditions; advent of new late antique aesthetics; and demographic change precipitated by arrival of social minorities and ethnic and cultural outsiders in Roman institutions and territories.

  • CLASSIC 287 - Graduate Colloquium in Classical Literature

    Instructor(s): Francesca Martelli

    Seminar, three hours. Survey of basic methods of and approaches to classical scholarship, including textual criticism, literary interpretation and theory, hermeneutics, interdisciplinary studies, and computer applications to classics. Emphasis varies from year to year, depending on instructor(s). May be repeated for credit with topic change. S/U grading.

  • CLASSIC 375 - Teaching Appentice Practicum

    Instructor(s): Adriana Vazquez, David Blank, Samuel Beckelhymer, Brent Vine

    Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

  • GREEK 200A - History of Greek Literature

    Instructor(s): Alex Purves

    Lecture, three hours. Lectures on history of Greek literature, supplemented by reading of Greek texts in original language. May be taken independently for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • GREEK 226 - Imperial Greek Literature

    Instructor(s): Nelon Kirkland

    Seminar, three hours. Study of Greek literature of Roman Empire with attention to various authors, genres, and themes. S/U or letter grading.

  • LATIN 250 - Topical Studies of Ancient Rome: Epistolography

    Instructor(s): Amy Richlin

    Focus on letters by Cicero and his circle, younger Pliny, and Cornelius Fronto and Marcus Aurelius, including nod to Sidonius Apollinaris and Angelo Poliziano. Theme is love and friendship. Analytical approaches and issues include epistolary theory, meaning of document, and paradoxical epistemology of life-writing.