Classics

CL 130 The Roman Heritage (3 hours)

Introductory survey of the Roman contribution to Western civilization.

CL 222 Greek and Roman Mythology (3 hours)

Introduction to classical mythology itself and the principal Greek and Roman myths. Offered each semester.

CL 235 History of the Christian Church to 1500 (3 hours)

Same as HY 235

CL 236 History of the Christian Church since 1500 (3 hours)

Same as HY 236

CL 345 Women in Ancient Greece (3 hours)

A study of the origins of patriarchal attitudes and ideas in Western civilization through an examination of classical literature, laws, artistic expressions, philosophical treatises, and medical works relating to the biological constitution, social status, and life of women in ancient Greece. Also investigated are the factual realities of women’s life, as these can be reconstructed on the basis of the remains of female writings such as those of Sappho.

CL 350 Roman Religion (3 hours)

Survey of the rites and structure of ancient Roman cult with special emphasis on the Roman religious calendar and the clash between paganism and Christianity.

CL 375 Family in Ancient Rome (3 hours)

Study of the structure of the Roman family, the social role of its individual members, and the civic laws and the traditions that governed them.

CL 380 Special Topics (3–6 hours)

Detailed investigations of specific aspects of Greco-Roman civilization such as ancient drama, women’s lives, ancient religion, and technological achievements.

CL 384 Ancient Egypt and the Near East (3 hours)

Introduction to Egypt’s ancient history (from the pyramids to the Ptolemies), with emphasis on the civilization’s contributions to Western heritage.

CL 385 History of Greece (3 hours)

Survey of the history of Greece from earliest times to the death of Alexander the Great, with emphasis on the Golden Age.

CL 386 History of Rome (3 hours)

Introduction to the ancient history of Rome, with emphasis on the Republic from its Etruscan beginnings to the Second Punic War, and on the golden age of Caesar Augustus at the beginning of the Roman Empire.

Greek

GR 101 Beginning Greek I (3 hours)

Fundamentals of Greek grammar and syntax. Offered in the fall semester.

GR 102 Beginning Greek II (3 hours)

Prerequisite: GR 101 with a grade of “C-” or higher, or language department placement.

Continued study of the fundamentals of Greek grammar and syntax. Offered in the spring semester.

GR 201 Intermediate Greek I (3 hours)

Prerequisite: GR 102 or equivalent.

Introduction to and practice in reading Greek literature, particularly Homer’s Iliad.

GR 202 Intermediate Greek II (3 hours)

Prerequisite: GR 201 or equivalent.

An introduction to Greek prose with an emphasis on Xenophon’s Anabasis.

GR 301 Advanced Greek I (3 hours)

Prerequisite: GR 202 or equivalent.

Select readings from Greek prose and poetry. An effort is made to accommodate the student’s special interests. Offered according to demand.

GR 302 Advanced Greek II (3 hours)

Prerequisite: GR 301 or equivalent.

More select readings from Greek prose and poetry. An effort is made to accommodate the student’s special interests. Offered according to demand.

GR 490 Greek Literature (3 hours)

Prerequisite: GR 302 or equivalent.

Select readings in Greek literature. An effort is made to accommodate the student’s special interests. The course may be repeated for credit. Offered according to demand.

Latin

LA 101 Elementary Latin I (3 hours)

Beginning fundamentals of Latin grammar and syntax. Offered in the fall semester.

LA 102 Elementary Latin II (3 hours)

Prerequisite: LA 101 with a grade of “C-” or higher, or language department placement. Continued study of the fundamentals of Latin grammar and syntax. Offered in the spring semester.

LA 201 Intermediate Latin Reading I (3 hours)

Prerequisite: LA 102.

Introduction to and practice at reading Latin literature. Offered in the fall semester.

LA 202 Intermediate Latin Reading II (3 hours)

Prerequisite: LA 201.

Selected readings from Latin literature. Offered in the spring semester.

LA 301 Survey of Latin Literature of the Roman Republic (3 hours)

Prerequisite: LA 202.

Readings in Latin literature to the time of Julius Caesar. Offered in the fall semester.

LA 302 Survey of Latin Literature of the Empire (3 hours)

Prerequisite: LA 202.

Selected readings in later Roman literature. Offered in the spring semester.

LA 480 Sallust (3 hours)

A study of the Catilinarian conspiracy by examining the Latin text from two different sources—Cicero who wrote and delivered a number of speeches at the time and Sallust who wrote a historical treatise. Close study of these sources reveals personal and political agendas and draws sharp distinctions between rhetorical exhibitions and historical accounts.

LA 490 Readings in Latin Literature (3 hours)

Prerequisite: LA 301 or LA 302.

The subject matter varies. May be repeated for credit. Offered according to demand.