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


Other officers of the University offering courses in Classics:
 

Professors: Kathy H. Eden, Carmela Franklin, Stathis Gourgouris, John Ma, Seth Schwartz, Deborah Steiner, Karen Van Dyck, Katharina Volk,
Gareth Williams
Associate Professor: Marcus Folch, Joseph Howley, Elizabeth Irwin
Assistant Professors: Alan Ross
Senior Lecturers: Elizabeth Scharffenberg
Lecturers: Dimitris Antoniou (Hellenic Studies), Chrysanthe Filippardos (Modern Greek), Nikolas Kakkoufa (Modern Greek), Darcy Krasne, Paraskevi Martzavou, Charles McNamara

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 Intermediate Latin II, 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 GU4105
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 , 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 -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 , 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.

Courses of Instruction

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 2022: ANCS UN3997
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ANCS 3997 001/12733  
Marcus Folch 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 002/12734  
Darcy Krasne 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 003/12735  
Carmela Franklin 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 004/12736  
Alan Ross 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 005/12737  
Elizabeth Scharffenberger 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 006/12738  
Kathy Eden 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 007/12739  
Katharina Volk 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 008/12740  
Joseph Howley 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 009/12741  
John Ma 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 010/12742  
Paraskevi Martzavou 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 011/12743  
Seth Schwartz 3 0/5
Fall 2022: ANCS UN3997
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ANCS 3997 001/11597  
Gareth Williams 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 002/11598  
Deborah Steiner 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 003/11599  
Alan Ross 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 004/11600  
Elizabeth Scharffenberger 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 005/11601  
Paraskevi Martzavou 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 006/11602  
Marcus Folch 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 007/11604  
John Ma 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 008/11605  
Seth Schwartz 3 0/5
ANCS 3997 009/11606  
Katharina Volk 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 2022: ANCS UN3998
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ANCS 3998 001/12744  
Marcus Folch 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 002/12745  
Darcy Krasne 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 003/12746  
Carmela Franklin 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 004/12747  
Alan Ross 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 005/12748  
Elizabeth Scharffenberger 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 006/12749  
Seth Schwartz 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 007/12750  
Katharina Volk 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 008/12751  
Paraskevi Martzavou 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 009/12752  
John Ma 3 1/5
ANCS 3998 010/12753  
Joseph Howley 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 011/12755  
Kathy Eden 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 020/00705  
Kristina Milnor 3 1/5
ANCS 3998 021/00706  
Helene Foley 3 2/5
Fall 2022: ANCS UN3998
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ANCS 3998 001/11607  
Elizabeth Scharffenberger 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 002/11608  
Deborah Steiner 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 003/11609  
Marcus Folch 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 004/11610  
Seth Schwartz 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 005/11611  
Paraskevi Martzavou 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 007/11613  
Gareth Williams 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 008/11614  
John Ma 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 009/11615  
Alan Ross 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 010/00690  
Nancy Worman 3 0/5
ANCS 3998 011/11616  
Katharina Volk 3 0/5

Classics

CLCV UN3059 WORLDS OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT. 3.00 points.

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

This seminar 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

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......

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.

 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 2022: GREK UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 1101 001/11659 M W F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
4 0/15
GREK 1101 002/11660 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
Room TBA
4 0/15

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 2022: GREK UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 1102 001/12330 M W F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
616 Hamilton Hall
Brett Stine 4 7/15
GREK 1102 002/12331 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
616 Hamilton Hall
Geoffrey Harmsworth 4 10/15
GREK 1102 AU2/20078 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
616 Hamilton Hall
Geoffrey Harmsworth 4 2/2

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 2022: GREK UN1121
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 1121 001/12332 T Th F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
607 Hamilton Hall
Luke Lea 4 7/15
GREK 1121 AU1/20076 T Th F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
607 Hamilton Hall
Luke Lea 4 0/3
Fall 2022: GREK UN1121
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 1121 001/11663 M W F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
4 0/15

GREK UN2101 Intermediate Greek I Attic Prose. 4 points.

Prerequisites: GREK UN1101- GREK UN1102 or the equivalent.

Selections from Attic prose.

Fall 2022: GREK UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 2101 001/11664 T Th F 11:40am - 12:55pm
618 Hamilton Hall
Deborah Steiner 4 0/18

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.

Spring 2022: GREK UN2102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 2102 001/12333 T Th F 10:10am - 11:25am
607 Hamilton Hall
John Ma 4 14/18

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 2022: GREK UN3309
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 3309 010/00276 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
307 Milbank Hall
Nancy Worman 3 0/20

GREK UN3310 GREEK LITERATURE SELECTIONS II. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: GREK UN2101 - GREK UN2102 or the equivalent.
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 2022: GREK UN3310
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 3310 001/12334 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
609 Hamilton Hall
Marcus Folch 3.00 3/25

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 2022: GREK UN3980
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 3980 001/11666 Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
3 0/15

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 2022: GREK UN3996
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 3996 010/00277 Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
113 Milstein Center
Kristina Milnor 3 0/15

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 2022: GREK UN3997
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 3997 002/12756  
Paraskevi Martzavou 3 0/5
GREK 3997 003/12757  
Elizabeth Scharffenberger 3 0/5
GREK 3997 004/12758  
John Ma 3 0/5
GREK 3997 005/12759  
Marcus Folch 3 0/5
Fall 2022: GREK UN3997
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 3997 001/11667  
Seth Schwartz 3 0/5
GREK 3997 002/11668  
Deborah Steiner 3 0/5
GREK 3997 003/11669  
Marcus Folch 3 0/5
GREK 3997 004/11670  
Paraskevi Martzavou 3 0/5
GREK 3997 005/11671  
John Ma 3 0/5
GREK 3997 006/11672  
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 2022: GREK UN3998
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 3998 003/12760  
Elizabeth Scharffenberger 3 0/5
GREK 3998 004/12761  
Paraskevi Martzavou 3 0/5
GREK 3998 005/12762  
John Ma 3 0/5
GREK 3998 006/12763  
Marcus Folch 3 0/5
GREK 3998 020/00707  
Helene Foley 3 2/5
Fall 2022: GREK UN3998
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 3998 001/11673  
Deborah Steiner 3 0/5
GREK 3998 002/11674  
Paraskevi Martzavou 3 0/5
GREK 3998 003/11678  
Seth Schwartz 3 0/5
GREK 3998 004/11679  
Elizabeth Scharffenberger 3 0/5
GREK 3998 005/11680  
Marcus Folch 3 0/5
GREK 3998 006/11681  
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 2022: GREK GU4009
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 4009 001/11683 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
618 Hamilton Hall
Deborah Steiner 3 0/20

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.

Spring 2022: GREK GU4010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 4010 001/12335 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
607 Hamilton Hall
Elizabeth Scharffenberger 3 6/20

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 2022: GREK GU4106
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 4106 001/12336 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
607 Hamilton Hall
Elizabeth Scharffenberger 4 4/20
Fall 2022: GREK GU4106
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GREK 4106 001/11685 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
Elizabeth Scharffenberger 4 0/15

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 2022: LATN UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 1101 001/12340 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
613 Hamilton Hall
Nicholas Koudounis 4 13/15
Fall 2022: LATN UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 1101 001/11703 T Th F 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
4 0/15
LATN 1101 002/11704 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
Room TBA
4 0/15

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 2022: LATN UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 1102 001/12341 T Th F 10:10am - 11:25am
401 Hamilton Hall
Olivier Bordeleau-Lavoie 4 9/15
LATN 1102 002/12342 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
607 Hamilton Hall
Erin Petrella 4 11/15
Fall 2022: LATN UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 1102 001/11706 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
4 0/15

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.

Spring 2022: LATN UN1121
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 1121 001/12343 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
616 Hamilton Hall
Marissa Hicks 4 3/15
LATN 1121 AU1/20062 T Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
616 Hamilton Hall
Marissa Hicks 4 2/3
Fall 2022: LATN UN1121
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 1121 001/11707 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
Room TBA
4 0/15

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 2022: LATN UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 2101 001/12344 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
613 Hamilton Hall
Valeria Spacciante 4 14/15
LATN 2101 AU1/20061 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
613 Hamilton Hall
Valeria Spacciante 4 0/2
Fall 2022: LATN UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 2101 001/11709 T Th F 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Marcus Folch 4 0/18
LATN 2101 002/11710 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
Room TBA
4 0/15

LATN UN2102 INTERMEDIATE LATIN II. 4.00 points.

Prerequisites: LATN UN2101 or the equivalent.
This course condenses the second semester of Intermediate Latin (2102) into a sixweek summer session. Its goal is to further develop reading and interpretation skills in Classical Latin through engagement with Roman authors while continuing to review the essentials of Latin grammar. In the first half of the course, we cover selections from Ovid’s epic poem, the Metamorphoses; in the second, we take up the prose writings of Seneca the Younger including selections from his Epistulae Morales and the philosophical dialogue De vita beata. Prerequisites: LATN UN2101 or the equivalent. Selections from Ovids Metamorphoses and from Sallust, Livy, Seneca, or Pliny

Spring 2022: LATN UN2102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 2102 001/12345 T Th F 10:10am - 11:25am
616 Hamilton Hall
Katharina Volk 4.00 10/18
LATN 2102 002/12346 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
616 Hamilton Hall
Catherine Lambert 4.00 17/15
Fall 2022: LATN UN2102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 2102 003/11711 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
Room TBA
4.00 0/15

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 2022: LATN UN3012
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 3012 001/11712 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Gareth Williams 3 0/30

LATN UN3033 MEDIEVAL LANGUAGE & LITERATURE. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: four semesters of college Latin or the instructor's permission.
Prerequisites: four semesters of college Latin or the instructors permission. This course offers an introduction to medieval Latin literature in conversation with its two most important traditions, classical literature and early Christian culture. Illustrative passages from the principal authors and genres of the Latin Middle Ages will be read, including Augustine and biblical exegesis; Ambrose and poetry; Bede and history and hagiography; Abelard and Heloise and the 12th century Renaissance. The course is suitable both for students of Latin and of the Middle Ages

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 2022: LATN UN3309
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 3309 001/11714 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
John Ma 3 0/30

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 2022: LATN UN3310
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 3310 001/12348 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
609 Hamilton Hall
Seth Schwartz 3 11/25

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 2022: LATN UN3980
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 3980 001/11715 Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
3 0/15

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 2022: LATN UN3996
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 3996 010/00278 Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Ll016 Milstein Center
Kristina Milnor 3 0/15

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 2022: LATN UN3997
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 3997 001/12764  
Carmela Franklin 3 0/5
LATN 3997 002/12766  
Alan Ross 3 0/5
LATN 3997 003/12767  
Katharina Volk 3 0/5
LATN 3997 005/12768  
Joseph Howley 3 0/5
LATN 3997 006/12769  
Darcy Krasne 3 0/5
LATN 3997 007/12770  
Kathy Eden 3 0/5
LATN 3997 008/12771  
Seth Schwartz 3 0/5
Fall 2022: LATN UN3997
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 3997 003/11720  
Alan Ross 3 0/5
LATN 3997 004/11721  
Gareth Williams 3 0/5
LATN 3997 005/11722  
Katharina Volk 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 2022: LATN UN3998
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 3998 001/12772  
3 0/5
LATN 3998 002/12773  
Alan Ross 3 0/5
LATN 3998 003/12775  
Katharina Volk 3 1/5
LATN 3998 005/12776  
Kathy Eden 3 1/5
LATN 3998 006/12777  
Darcy Krasne 3 0/5
LATN 3998 007/12778  
Joseph Howley 3 1/5
LATN 3998 008/12779  
Seth Schwartz 3 0/5
LATN 3998 020/00708  
Kristina Milnor 3 2/5
Fall 2022: LATN UN3998
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 3998 003/11723  
Alan Ross 3 0/5
LATN 3998 004/11725  
Gareth Williams 3 0/5
LATN 3998 005/11726  
Katharina Volk 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 2022: LATN GU4009
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 4009 001/11717 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
3 0/20

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 2022: LATN GU4010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 4010 001/12349 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
613 Hamilton Hall
Katharina Volk 3 6/20

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 2022: LATN GU4105
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 4105 001/11718 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
Katharina Volk 4 0/20

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 2022: LATN GU4106
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 4106 001/12350 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
616 Hamilton Hall
Alan Ross 4 4/20

LATN GU4152 MEDIEVAL LATIN LITERATURE. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: the instructor's permission.
Prerequisites: the instructors permission. This course covers various topics in Medieval Latin Literature

Spring 2022: LATN GU4152
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
LATN 4152 001/12351 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
609 Hamilton Hall
Carmela Franklin 3.00 7/20