Chair: Kristina Milnor (Professor)
Professors: Helene Foley, Nancy Worman
Assistant Professors: Ellen Morris

Other officers of the University offering courses in Classics:

Professors: Kathy H. Eden, Carmela Franklin, Deborah T. Steiner, Katharina Volk, Gareth D. Williams, James E. G. Zetzel
Associate Professor: Karen Van Dyck (Modern Greek)
Assistant Professors: Vangelis Calotychos (Modern Greek), Marcus Folch, Joseph Howley, Elizabeth Irwin
Lecturer: Elizabeth Scharffenberger

Requirements for the Majors in Classics and Ancient Studies

Fulfilling the Foreign Language requirement

Students may fulfill the foreign language requirement in Greek by completing GREK UN1202 , or in Latin by completing LATN UN1202 , or by completing one course in Greek or Latin at the 3000 level or above. In rare instances, the language requirement may be fulfilled by passing an exemption examination with a sufficiently high grade. This examination tests the student's knowledge of grammar and her ability to translate written Greek or Latin.

Major in Classics

Greek

The major in Greek is fulfilled by taking the following courses as well as five other courses above the elementary level in Ancient Greek.

GREK UN3996The Major Seminar
GREK GU4105History of Greek Literature I
GREK GU4106History of Greek Literature II
GREK GU4139

Latin

The major in Latin is fulfilled by taking one term of the following courses, as well as five other courses in Latin. 

LATN UN3996The Major Seminar
LATN GU4105Latin Literature of the Republic
LATN GU4106Latin Literature of the Empire
LATN GU4139Elements of Prose Style

Students planning to go on to graduate study in classics are strongly urged to take both semesters of GREK GU4105 History of Greek Literature I, GREK GU4106 History of Greek Literature II or LATN GU4105 Latin Literature of the Republic, LATN GU4106 Latin Literature of the Empire. Majors in Latin, especially those who have begun their study in high school, are strongly advised to take at least two semesters of Greek.

In addition, one semester of ancient history appropriate to the major and two relevant courses in ancient art, classical civilization or literature, ancient philosophy, or religion are required for either the Greek or the Latin major. Students who do not opt to take a term of either GREK GU4105 History of Greek Literature I-GREK GU4106 History of Greek Literature II or LATN GU4105 Latin Literature of the Republic-LATN GU4106 Latin Literature of the Empire are required to take CLLT GU4300 The Classical Tradition, as one of their three required courses in translation.

A student may elect to major in both Greek and Latin (Classics) by completing the major requirements in one language and five courses above the elementary level in the other.

Major in Ancient Studies

Each student, after consultation with the Barnard Chair, chooses an advisor whose field is closely related to her own and with whom she will plan her senior essay.

A total of 36 points are required in the major, including at least four courses in one geographical area or period; courses in at least three departments to ensure proper interdisciplinary training and expertise; the elementary sequence of a relevant ancient language; the appropriate history course; ANCS UN3995 The Major Seminar, and at least the first semester of Ancient Studies ANCS UN3998 Directed Research In Ancient Studies, ANCS V3999 Directed Research in Ancient Studies (senior essay). Ancient language courses may be used toward the major requirement; however, where a second ancient language is offered, one second-year sequence must be offered for a student to gain credit for the first year. As noted above, an annual list of the courses meeting the requirements for Ancient Studies in any particular year appears separately on the website.

Requirements for the Minors in Classics, Modern Greek, and Ancient Studies

Minor in Greek

The minor in Greek requires five courses in Greek at the 1200 level or above.

Minor in Latin

The minor in Latin requires five courses in Latin at the 1200 level or above.

Minor in Modern Greek

The Minor in Modern Greek requires five courses in Modern Greek at the 1200 level or above.  Modern Greek courses are taught entirely at Columbia.

Minor in Ancient Studies

The minor in Ancient Studies requires five courses that focus on the ancient Mediterranean world.  At least one course in ancient Mediterranean history is required. Interested students should consult the department and the Classics and Ancient Studies website on selecting a complimentary and coherent set of courses for this minor.

Ancient Studies

ANCS UN3997 Directed Readings In Ancient Studies. 3 points.

Prerequisites: the director of undergraduate studies' permission.

Program of readings in some aspect of ancient studies, supervised by an appropriate faculty member chosen from the departments offering courses in the program in Ancient Studies. Evaluation by a series of essays, one long paper, or oral or written examination(s). 

Spring 2019: ANCS UN3997
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ANCS 3997 001/22443  
Katharina Volk 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 002/21952  
Darcy Krasne 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 003/26722  
Paraskevi Martzavou 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 004/71165  
Carmela Franklin 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 005/28674  
Elizabeth Scharffenberger 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 006/61074  
Seth Schwartz 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 007/60181  
Marcus Folch 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 008/68390  
Gareth Williams 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 009/28896  
John Ma 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 010/66890  
Joseph Howley 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 011/74283  
Kathy Eden 3 0/5
Fall 2019: ANCS UN3997
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ANCS 3997 001/48642  
Elizabeth Irwin 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 002/48643  
Deborah Steiner 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 003/48644  
Marcus Folch 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 004/48645  
Elizabeth Scharffenberger 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 005/48646  
Paraskevi Martzavou 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 006/48647  
John Ma 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 007/48648  
Kathy Eden 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 008/48649  
Gareth Williams 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 009/48650  
Joseph Howley 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 010/48651  
Darcy Krasne 3 0/5

ANCS UN3998 Directed Research In Ancient Studies. 3 points.

Required for all Ancient Studies majors.

Program of research in ancient studies under the direction of an advisor associated with the program, resulting in a research paper. Outline and bibliography must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies before credit will be awarded for ANCS V3995.

Spring 2019: ANCS UN3998
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ANCS 3998 001/63905  
Katharina Volk 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 002/23341  
Darcy Krasne 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 003/73645  
Paraskevi Martzavou 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 004/25798  
Carmela Franklin 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 005/15963  
Elizabeth Scharffenberger 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 006/68009  
Seth Schwartz 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 007/22358  
Marcus Folch 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 008/16844  
Gareth Williams 3 1/5
ANCS 3998 009/72371  
John Ma 3 1/5
ANCS 3998 010/11071  
Joseph Howley 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 011/73549  
Kathy Eden 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 012/89816  
Francesco de Angelis 3 1/5
Fall 2019: ANCS UN3998
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ANCS 3998 001/48685  
Elizabeth Scharffenberger 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 002/48686  
Deborah Steiner 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 003/48687  
Darcy Krasne 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 004/29217  
Marcus Folch 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 005/48689  
Paraskevi Martzavou 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 007/48691  
Kathy Eden 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 008/48692  
John Ma 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 009/48693  
Gareth Williams 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 011/48695  
Elizabeth Irwin 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 016/48698  
Joseph Howley 3 0/5

Classics

CLCV UN3059 WORLDS OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT. 3 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

This course looks at the narrative and the historical context for an extraordinary event: the conquest of the Persian empire by Alexander III of Macedonia, conventionally known as “Alexander the Great”. We will explore the different worlds Alexander grew out of, confronted, and affected: the old Greek world, the Persian empire, the ancient near-east (Egypt, Levant, Babylonia, Iran), and the worlds beyond, namely pre-Islamic (and pre-Silk Road) Central Asia, the Afghan borderlands, and the Indus valley. The first part of the course will establish context, before laying out a narrative framework; the second part of the course will explore a series of themes, especially the tension between military conquest, political negotiation, and social interactions. Overall, the course will serve as an exercise in historical methodology (with particular attention to ancient sources and to interpretation), an introduction to the geography and the history of the ancient world (classical and near-eastern), and the exploration of a complex testcase located at the contact point between several worlds, and at a watershed of world history. There will be two weekly lectures and one weekly discussion section. 

Fall 2019: CLCV UN3059
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CLCV 3059 001/48733 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
302 Fayerweather
John Ma 3 18/30

CLLT UN3125 Book Histories and the Classics. 3 points.

Prerequisites: HUMA CC1001 or HUMA GS1001COCI CC1101 ,HUMA CC1001 or HUMA GS1001 or COCI CC1101

This seminar will introduce students of classical literature to the history of the Western book, and to the relationship between book history and the transmission and reception history of the literature of ancient Greece and Rome.  Students will also learn how to make use of rare books materials including manuscripts and early printed books......

CLLT UN3132 Classical Myth. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).

Survey of major myths from the ancient Near East to the advent of Christianity, with emphasis upon the content and treatment of myths in classical authors (Homer, Hesiod, Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles, Vergil, Livy, Ovid).

Fall 2019: CLLT UN3132
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CLLT 3132 001/07540 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
328 Milbank Hall
Helene Foley 3 44/70

CLCV GU4110 Gender and Sexuality In Ancient Greece. 3 points.

Prerequisites: sophomore standing or the instructor's permission.

Examination of the ways in which gender and sexuality are constructed in ancient Greek society and represented in literature and art, with attention to scientific theory, ritual practice, and philosophical speculation. Topics include conceptions of the body, erotic and homoerotic literature and practice, legal constraints, pornography, rape, and prostitution.

CLLT GU4300 The Classical Tradition. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL).

Overview of Greek and Roman literature. Close analysis of selected texts from the major genres accompanied by lectures on literary history. Topics include the context out of which the genres arose, the suitability of various modern critical approaches to the ancient texts, the problem of translation, and the transmission of the classical authors and their influence on modern literature.

Spring 2019: CLLT GU4300
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CLLT 4300 001/29140 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
516 Hamilton Hall
Elizabeth Scharffenberger 3 17/30
Fall 2019: CLLT GU4300
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CLLT 4300 002/00173 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
203 Diana Center
Joe Sheppard 3 8/99

 Greek

GREK UN1101 Elementary Greek I. 4 points.

For students who have never studied Greek. An intensive study of grammar with reading and writing of simple Attic prose.

Fall 2019: GREK UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 1101 001/48639 M W F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
222 Pupin Laboratories
Lien Van Geel 4 10/18
GREK 1101 002/10601 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
313 Hamilton Hall
Charles Pletcher 4 12/18

GREK UN1102 Elementary Greek II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: GREK UN1101 or the equivalent, or the instructor or the director of undergraduate studies' permission.

Continuation of grammar study begun in GREK UN1101; selections from Attic prose.

Spring 2019: GREK UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 1102 001/13573 M W F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
616 Hamilton Hall
Caitlin Morgan 4 6/18

GREK UN1121 Intensive Elementary Greek. 4 points.

Covers all of Greek grammar and syntax in one term. Prepares the student to enter second-year Greek (GREK UN2101 or GREK UN2102).

Spring 2019: GREK UN1121
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 1121 001/73002 T Th F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Jesse James 4 3/18
Fall 2019: GREK UN1121
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 1121 001/48615 T Th F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
425 Pupin Laboratories
Shenda Kuang 4 7/18

GREK UN2101 Intermediate Greek I Attic Prose. 4 points.

Prerequisites: GREK UN1101- GREK UN1102 or the equivalent.

Selections from Attic prose.

Fall 2019: GREK UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 2101 001/48675 T Th F 10:10am - 11:25am
401 Chandler
Catherine Lambert 4 11/18

GREK UN2102 Intermediate Greek II: Homer. 4 points.

Prerequisites: GREK UN1101- GREK UN1102 or GREK UN1121 or the equivalent.

Detailed grammatical and literary study of several books of the Iliad and introduction to the techniques or oral poetry, to the Homeric hexameter, and to the historical background of Homer.

GREK UN3309 Selections from Greek Literature. 3 points.

Since the content of this course changes from year to year, it may be repeated for credit. The topic that will be taught in Fall 2018 is "Plato."

Fall 2019: GREK UN3309
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 3309 001/48712 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
604 Butler Library
Elizabeth Scharffenberger 3 8/30

GREK UN3310 Selections from Greek Literature II. 3 points.

Prerequisites: GREK UN2101 - GREK UN2102 or the equivalent.

Since the content of this course changes from year to year, it may be repeated for credit.

Spring 2019: GREK UN3310
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 3310 001/69407 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
424 Kent Hall
Darcy Krasne 3 10/25

GREK UN3980 The Post-Baccalaureate Seminar. 3 points.

Open only to students enrolled in the post-baccalaureate certificate program in Classics.

This seminar aims to provide students in the post-baccalaureate certificate program with opportunities 1) to (re-)familiarize themselves with a selection of major texts from classical antiquity, which will be read in English, 2) to become acquainted with scholarship on these texts and with scholarly writing in general, 3) to write analytically about these texts and the interpretations posed about them in contemporary scholarship, and 4) to read in the original language selected passages of one of the texts in small tutorial groups, which will meet every week for an additional hour with members of the faculty.

Fall 2019: GREK UN3980
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 3980 001/48676 Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
618 Hamilton Hall
Elizabeth Scharffenberger 3 5/15

GREK UN3996 The Major Seminar. 3 points.

Prerequisites: junior standing.

Required for all majors in classics and classical studies. The topic changes from year to year, but is always broad enough to accommodate students in the languages as well as those in the interdisciplinary major. Past topics include: love, dining, slavery, space, power.

Fall 2019: GREK UN3996
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 3996 001/48677 F 2:10pm - 4:00pm
613 Hamilton Hall
Marcus Folch 3 3/20

GREK UN3997 Directed Readings. 3 points.

Prerequisites: the director of undergraduate studies' permission.

A program of reading in Greek literature, to be tested by a series of short papers, one long paper, or an oral or written examination.

Spring 2019: GREK UN3997
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 3997 001/26187  
Marcus Folch 3 1/5
GREK 3997 002/27148  
Paraskevi Martzavou 3 2/5
GREK 3997 003/72683  
Elizabeth Scharffenberger 3 0/5
GREK 3997 004/14189  
John Ma 3 1/5
GREK 3997 005/61762  
Seth Schwartz 3 0/5
GREK 3997 006/24251  
Darcy Krasne 3 0/5
Fall 2019: GREK UN3997
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 3997 001/48678  
Elizabeth Irwin 3 0/5
GREK 3997 002/48679  
Deborah Steiner 3 0/5
GREK 3997 003/48680  
Marcus Folch 3 1/5
GREK 3997 004/48681  
Paraskevi Martzavou 3 1/5
GREK 3997 005/48682  
John Ma 3 0/5
GREK 3997 006/48722  
Elizabeth Scharffenberger 3 0/5

GREK UN3998 Supervised Research. 3 points.

Prerequisites: the director of undergraduate studies' permission.

A program of research in Greek literature. Research paper required.

Spring 2019: GREK UN3998
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 3998 001/71168  
Marcus Folch 3 1/5
GREK 3998 002/61465  
Paraskevi Martzavou 3 0/5
GREK 3998 003/15937  
Elizabeth Scharffenberger 3 0/5
GREK 3998 004/61988  
Seth Schwartz 3 1/5
GREK 3998 005/63145  
John Ma 3 1/5
GREK 3998 006/27328  
Darcy Krasne 3 0/5
GREK 3998 007/77286  
Stathis Gourgouris 3 0/5
Fall 2019: GREK UN3998
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 3998 001/48618  
Deborah Steiner 3 0/5
GREK 3998 002/48619  
Paraskevi Martzavou 3 0/5
GREK 3998 003/48620  
Marcus Folch 3 0/5
GREK 3998 004/48621  
Elizabeth Irwin 3 0/5
GREK 3998 005/48622  
John Ma 3 0/5

GREK GU4009 Sophocles & Aristophanes. 3 points.

Prerequisites: GREK V1201 and V1202, or their equivalent.

Since the content of the course changes from year to year, it may be taken in consecutive years.

Fall 2019: GREK GU4009
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 4009 001/07553 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
307 Milbank Hall
Helene Foley 3 13/35

GREK GU4010 Selections from Greek Literature. 3 points.

Prerequisites: GREK UN2101 - GREK UN2102 or the equivalent.

Since the content of this course changes each year, it may be repeated for credit.

GREK GU4105 History of Greek Literature I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: at least two terms of Greek at the 3000-level or higher.

Readings in Greek literature from Homer to the 4th century B.C.

Fall 2019: GREK GU4105
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 4105 001/48623 T Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
618 Hamilton Hall
Deborah Steiner 4 10/15

GREK GU4106 History of Greek Literature II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: at least two terms of Greek at the 3000-level or higher.

Greek literature of the 4th century B.C. and of the Hellenistic and Imperial Ages.

Spring 2019: GREK GU4106
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 4106 001/76014 T Th 2:10pm - 4:10pm
609 Hamilton Hall
Marcus Folch 4 8/20

Latin

LATN UN1101 Elementary Latin I. 4 points.

For students who have never studied Latin. An intensive study of grammar with reading of simple prose and poetry.

Spring 2019: LATN UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 1101 001/71434 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
616 Hamilton Hall
Catherine Lambert 4 8/18
Fall 2019: LATN UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 1101 001/48699 T Th F 10:10am - 11:25am
414 Pupin Laboratories
Cristina Perez 4 10/18
LATN 1101 002/48700 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
616 Hamilton Hall
David Ratzan 4 14/18

LATN UN1102 Elementary Latin II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: LATN UN1101.

A continuation of LATN UN1101, including a review of grammar and syntax for students whose study of Latin has been interrupted.

Spring 2019: LATN UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 1102 001/12188 T Th F 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Erin Petrella 4 10/18
LATN 1102 002/25670 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
609 Hamilton Hall
Darcy Krasne 4 12/18
LATN 1102 003/69642 M W F 8:40am - 9:55am
609 Hamilton Hall
Lien Van Geel 4 6/18
Fall 2019: LATN UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 1102 001/48626 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
609 Hamilton Hall
John Izzo 4 5/18

LATN UN1121 Intensive Elementary Latin. 4 points.

Designed to cover all of Latin grammar and syntax in one semester in order to prepare the student to enter LATN UN2101 or un2102.

Fall 2019: LATN UN1121
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 1121 001/48612 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
609 Hamilton Hall
Erin Petrella 4 11/18

LATN UN2101 Intermediate Latin I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: LATN UN1101-UN1102, or LATN UN1121, or the equivalent.

Selections from Catullus and from Cicero or Caesar.

Spring 2019: LATN UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 2101 001/60360 M W F 10:10am - 11:25am
616 Hamilton Hall
Isaia Crosson 4 6/18
LATN 2101 002/61038 T Th F 8:40am - 9:55am
616 Hamilton Hall
Charles Pletcher 4 9/18
Fall 2019: LATN UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 2101 001/48627 M W F 10:10am - 11:25am
522d Kent Hall
Darcy Krasne 4 11/18
LATN 2101 002/48719 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
609 Hamilton Hall
Emma Ianni 4 14/18

LATN UN2102 Intermediate Latin II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: LATN UN2101 or the equivalent.

Selections from Ovid's Metamorphoses and from Sallust, Livy, Seneca, or Pliny.

Spring 2019: LATN UN2102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 2102 001/71677 T Th F 11:40am - 12:55pm
609 Hamilton Hall
Carmela Franklin 4 17/18
LATN 2102 002/60582 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
609 Hamilton Hall
Tal Ish Shalom 4 9/18
Fall 2019: LATN UN2102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 2102 003/48613 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
616 Hamilton Hall
Mary-Evelyn Farrior 4 11/18

LATN UN3012 Augustan Poetry. 3 points.

Prerequisites: LATN UN2102 or the equivalent.

Selections from Vergil and Horace. Combines literary analysis with work in grammar and metrics.

Fall 2019: LATN UN3012
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 3012 001/48640 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
414 Pupin Laboratories
Darcy Krasne 3 7/30

LATN UN3033 Medieval Language and Literature. 3 points.

Prerequisites: four semesters of college Latin or the instructor's permission.

This survey focuses on translation, grammatical analysis, and discussion of the literary and cultural contexts of medieval Latin prose and poetry. It includes widely read texts by major authors (e.g. Augustin, Boethius, Abelard and Heloise, Bernard of Clairvaux, Petrarch) as well as lesser-known anonymous pieces (e.g. love lyric from the Cambridge Songs and the Carmina Burana, poetic satire from a rotulus, and a novel, the Historia Apollonii).

LATN UN3035 Poetry as Neurosis: Lucan’s Bellum Civile. 3 points.

This course is an intensive study of Lucan’s revolutionary and enigmatic Bellum Civile, the epic masterpiece of the Neronian age, which was admired and imitated all through the history of Western culture by authors such as Dante, Montaigne, Milton, Voltaire, Goethe, Shelley, and Baudelaire among others. The course will examine major controversies concerning the form and meaning of the poem, with special emphasis on the poetic tension created by the narrator’s neurotic personality. The narration of the 49 BCE civil war between Caesar and Pompey is for Lucan the pretext for an original and intensely personal reflection on themes such as political oppression, the role of the individual in society, nihilism, self-destructiveness, mental disorder, and artistic creation. The poem will be analyzed from various critical perspectives that include rhetoric, intertextuality, deconstruction, reception theory, and psychoanalysis; no previous knowledge of any of these methodologies is required. Although an acceptable knowledge of Latin (intermediate or above) is assumed, the primary focus of this course is literary and sociological interpretation rather than linguistic competence. In addition to the Latin reading assignments, the poem will also be read entirely in English translation, allowing students to comprehend the whole while they engage with particular sections in the original language. The assignment for each class will include: (1) approximately five hundred lines to be read in English translation; (2) translation of short Latin passages, whose size may be adapted to the level of the class/student; (3) secondary readings.

LATN UN3309 LATIN LITERATURE SELECTIONS. 3 points.

Prerequisites: LATN UN2102 or the equivalent.

Since the content of this course changes from year to year, it may be repeated for credit.

Fall 2019: LATN UN3309
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 3309 020/00172 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
227 Milbank Hall
Joe Sheppard 3 8/99

LATN UN3310 Selections from Latin Literature: Roman Britain. 3 points.

Prerequisites: LATN UN2102 or the equivalent.

Since the content of this course changes from year to year, it may be repeated for credit.

Spring 2019: LATN UN3310
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 3310 001/12615 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
507 Hamilton Hall
Joseph Howley 3 13/25

LATN UN3980 Post-Baccalaureate Seminar. 3 points.

Open only to students enrolled in the post-baccalaureate certificate program in Classics.

This seminar aims to provide students in the post-baccalaureate certificate program with opportunities 1) to (re-)familiarize themselves with a selection of major texts from classical antiquity, which will be read in English, 2) to become acquainted with scholarship on these texts and with scholarly writing in general, 3) to write analytically about these texts and the interpretations posed about them in contemporary scholarship, and 4) to read in the original language selected passages of one of the texts in small tutorial groups, which will meet every week for an additional hour with members of the faculty.

Fall 2019: LATN UN3980
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 3980 001/48630 Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
618 Hamilton Hall
Elizabeth Scharffenberger 3 1/15

LATN UN3996 The Major Seminar. 3 points.

Prerequisites: junior standing.

Required for all majors in Classics and Classical Studies. The topic changes from year to year but is always broad enough to accommodate students in the languages as well as those in the interdisciplinary major. Past topics include: love, dining, slavery, space, power.

Fall 2019: LATN UN3996
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 3996 001/10370 F 2:10pm - 4:00pm
607 Hamilton Hall
Marcus Folch 3 6/20

LATN UN3997 Directed Readings in Latin Literature. 3 points.

Prerequisites: the director of undergraduate studies' permission.

A program of reading in Latin literature, to be tested by a series of short papers, one long paper, or an oral or written examination.

Spring 2019: LATN UN3997
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 3997 001/62634  
Kathy Eden 3 0/5
LATN 3997 002/20936  
Carmela Franklin 3 0/5
LATN 3997 003/63777  
Gareth Williams 3 0/5
LATN 3997 004/27845  
Katharina Volk 3 1/5
LATN 3997 005/14337  
Joseph Howley 3 0/5
LATN 3997 006/72068  
Darcy Krasne 3 0/5
Fall 2019: LATN UN3997
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 3997 001/48704  
Darcy Krasne 3 0/5
LATN 3997 002/48705  
Kathy Eden 3 0/5
LATN 3997 004/48707  
Gareth Williams 3 0/5
LATN 3997 005/48708  
Joseph Howley 3 0/5

LATN UN3998 Supervised Research in Latin Literature. 3 points.

Prerequisites: the director of undergraduate studies' permission.

A program of research in Latin literature. Research paper required.

Spring 2019: LATN UN3998
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 3998 001/16613  
Kathy Eden 3 0/5
LATN 3998 002/68511  
Carmela Franklin 3 0/5
LATN 3998 003/75527  
Gareth Williams 3 1/5
LATN 3998 004/70931  
Katharina Volk 3 1/5
LATN 3998 005/10111  
Joseph Howley 3 0/5
LATN 3998 006/11077  
Darcy Krasne 3 0/5
Fall 2019: LATN UN3998
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 3998 001/48631  
Kathy Eden 3 0/5
LATN 3998 002/48632  
Darcy Krasne 3 0/5
LATN 3998 004/48634  
Gareth Williams 3 1/5
LATN 3998 005/48635  
Joseph Howley 3 0/5

LATN GU4009 Tacitus: Writing Autocracy. 3 points.

Prerequisites: LATN V3012 or the equivalent.

Since the content of this course changes from year to year, it may be repeated for credit.

Fall 2019: LATN GU4009
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 4009 001/48717 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
607 Hamilton Hall
Alan Ross 3 6/20

LATN GU4010 Selections from Latin Literature. 3 points.

Prerequisites: LATN UN3012 or the equivalent.

Since the content of this course changes from year to year, it may be repeated for credit.

Spring 2019: LATN GU4010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 4010 001/22963 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
522c Kent Hall
Gareth Williams 3 17/20

LATN GU4105 Latin Literature of the Republic. 4 points.

Prerequisites: at least two terms of Latin at the 3000-level or higher.

Latin literature from the beginning to early Augustan times.

Fall 2019: LATN GU4105
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 4105 001/48637 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
222 Pupin Laboratories
Gareth Williams 4 15/20

LATN GU4106 Latin Literature of the Empire. 4 points.

Prerequisites: at least two terms of Latin at the 3000-level or higher.

Latin literature from Augustus to 600 C.E.

Spring 2019: LATN GU4106
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 4106 001/60212 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
607 Hamilton Hall
Katharina Volk 4 9/20

LATN GU4152 Medieval Latin Literature. 3 points.

Prerequisites: the instructor's permission.

This course covers various topics in Medieval Latin Literature.

Spring 2019: LATN GU4152
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 4152 001/72316 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
618 Hamilton Hall
Carmela Franklin 3 8/20