Spring 2023

CLASSIC 20 – Discovering Romans

Instructor(s): Adriana Vazquez. Teaching Assistants: Tom Francis, Mariam Usmani, Lena Barsky, Marco Saldana, Grant Hussong, Jennifer Macpherson, Ben Davis. Study of Roman life and culture from time of city’s legendary foundations to end of classical antiquity. Readings focus on selections from works of ancient authors in translation. Lectures illustrated with images of art, architecture, and material culture.

CLASSIC 47 – Medical Terminology: Origins, Nature, and Practice

Instructor(s): Samuel Beckelhymer. Teaching Assistants: Taylor Carr-Howard, Zak Gram, Patrick Callahan, Heather Wood. Survey of major period, theme, or medium of Greek art and archaeology at discretion of instructor.

CLASSIC 51 – Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome

Instructor(s): Chris Johanson. The course examines literary, filmic, and historical narratives of forced displacements in the Mediterranean from antiquity to the present. Starting from the Greek tradition, we will adopt a comparative perspective that brings together multiple Mediterranean voices. As we study canonical and marginalized narratives, we will explore larger questions about refugeehood, migration, border making and unmaking, citizenship, human rights, public and private memory, and nationalism.

CLASSIC 130 – Race, Ethnicity, Identity in Greco-Roman World

Instructor(s): Hannah Čulik-Baird. Lecture, two and one half hours. Examination of construction of racial and ethnic identities in Greco-Roman world and ways that ancient texts and study of antiquity have influenced Western constructions of race. Case studies include both ethnographic constructions of other by dominant groups (e.g. invention of stereotypes like barbarian and noble savage) and experiences of members of marginalized groups within dominant cultures (e.g. Egyptian identity in Hellenistic Egypt, Greek, Syrian, and Jewish identity in Roman Empire).

CLASSIC 150A – Female in Greek Literature and Culture

Instructor(s): Zachary Borst. Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 10. Interdisciplinary study of concept of female in Greek literature and culture.

CLASSIC 171 – Black Classicism

Instructor(s): Bryant Kirkland. Lecture, three hours. Study of reception of Greco-Roman antiquity, especially literature, by Black intellectuals, poets, novelists, and artists. Readings pair ancient texts with works by major African American writers (Dove, Ellison, Morrison) alongside scholarly discourse on Classica Africana. Also covers aspects of history of discipline of classics in U.S. with focus on Black experience.

CLASSIC M146A – Plato: Early Dialogs

Instructor(s): Gavin Lawrence. Teaching Assistants: Nefeli Ralli. (Same as Philosophy M101A.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Preparation: one philosophy course. Study of selected topics in early and middle dialogues of Plato.

CLASSIC M147 – Aristotle

Instructor(s): Henry Mendell. (Same as Philosophy M102.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Preparation: one philosophy course. Study of selected works of Aristotle.

GREEK 3 – Elementary Greek

Instructor(s): Zach Borst. Elementary Greek sequence.

GREEK 8C – Elementary Modern Greek

Instructor(s):  Simos Zenios. Modern Greek sequence, with emphasis on spoken modern Greek.

GREEK 111 – Herodotus

Instructor(s): Richard Ellis.

LATIN 2 – Elementary Latin

Instructor(s): E Migliaretti, Pasqualena Brucia Bretenfeld.

LATIN 3 – Elementary Latin

Instructor(s): Andrew Lifland, Paolo Sabattini, Tianran Liu.

LATIN 105B – Advanced Vergil

Instructor(s): Adriana Vazquez. IReading of one or more books from first half of “Aeneid,” designed especially for students with only limited experience in reading Latin poetry.

LATIN 119A – Roman Prose

Instructor(s): Francesca Martelli. Topics may vary from year to year and may be organized in terms of chronology (Republican or imperial), literary genre (Roman biography, antiquarian learning, or science), and/or theme.