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A large and varied number of courses in Classics are taught at Grenfell Campus over a specific cycle. These include the following:
  • Classics 1100. Introduction to Greek Civilization. A general illustrated survey of the origins and evolution of Ancient Greek Civilization. The course introduces the student to Greek social and political institutions, religion and myth, and achievements in art, philosophy, science and literature, as well as the influence of Ancient Greece on the modern world.
    • Note: Students may not receive credit for Classics 1100 and either of the former Classics 1000 or 2000
  • Classics 1120 and 1121. Elementary Latin. Introduction to the grammar and syntax of Latin, with particular attention paid to the acquisition of basic skills in reading, composition, and aural comprehension.
    • Note: Students may not receive credit for Classics 1120 and 1121 and the former Classics 120A and 120B. Classics 1120 is the prerequisite for Classics 1121
  • Classics 1130 and 1131. Elementary Ancient Greek. Introduction to the grammar and syntax of ancient Greek, with particular attention paid to the acquisition of basic skills in reading, composition, and aural comprehension.
    • Note: Students may not receive credit for Classics 1130 and 1131 and the former Classics 130A and 130B. Classics 1130 is the prerequisite for Classics 1131
  • Classics 1200. Introduction to Roman Civilization. A general illustrated survey of the origins and evolution of Ancient Rome. The course introduces the student to social, political, and legal institutions, the growth of the Roman Empire, Roman art, literature, and religions, as well as Rome's pervasive influence in the modern world.
    • Note: Students may not receive credit for Classics 1200 and any of Classics 1000, 1101, or 2001
  • Classics 2010. Greek Art and Architecture. An introduction, through illustrated lectures, to the study of the art and architecture of Ancient Greece.
    • Note: Students may not receive credit for Classics 2010 and either of the former Classics 3100 or 3101
  • Classics 2015. Roman Art and Architecture. An introduction, through illustrated lectures, to the study of the art and architecture of Ancient Rome.
    • Note: Students may not receive credit for Classics 2015 and either of the former Classics 3100 or 3102
  • Classics 2020. History of the Hellenistic World. A survey of the history of the Mediterranean world and the Near East from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC until the incorporation of the Kingdom of Egypt in the Roman Empire in 30 BC. Particular attention is given to the influence of the new monarchies on political, social and cultural developments in both Greek and non-Greek communities.
  • Classics 2035. History of Classical Greece. (Same as Historical Studies 2035). A survey of Greek History from the Bronze Age to the death of Alexander the Great, with special reference to the social and political institutions of the fifth century, B.C.
    • Note: Students may not receive credit for Classics/History 2035 and either of the former Classics/History 3910 or Classics/History 2030
  • Classics 2040. History of Rome. (Same as Historical Studies 2040). A survey of Roman History from the early monarchy to the reign of Constantine with special reference to society and politics in the late Republic and early Empire.
    • Note: Students may not receive credit for Classics/History 2040 and the former Classics/History 3920
  • Classics 2055. Women in Greece and Rome. An examination of the role of women in ancient Greece and Rome from the perspectives of religion, literature, art, society, and politics. Critical assessments of the scholarship and methodologies (including feminist methodologies) relevant to this topic will be included.
  • Classics 2701. History of Ancient Philosophy. A survey of the origin and development of Western philosophy among the Greeks and Romans, with particular emphasis on Plato and Aristotle.
    • Note: (Same as Philosophy 2701). A survey of the origin and development of Western philosophy among the Greeks and Romans.
  • Classics 3010. Greek Religion. (Same as Religious Studies 3010). A study of the role of religion in the private and public life of the Greek world.
    • Note: Students may not receive credit for Classics/Religious Studies 3010 and the former Classics/Religious Studies 3121
  • Classics 3020. Roman Religion. (Same as Religious Studies 3020). A study of the role of religion in the private and public life of the Roman world.
    • Note: Students may not receive credit for Classics/Religious Studies 3020 and the former Classics/Religious Studies 3121
  • Classics 3090. Alexander and the Macedonians. (Same as Historical Studies 3090). Investigates the impact of the conquests of Alexander the Great and his Macedonian Successors on the political, social, cultural, religious and intellectual world of the Mediterranean and Near East between Alexander's accession in 336 BC and the battle of Ipsus in 301 BC, when his vast empire was carved into Hellenistic kingdoms.
  • Classics 3130. Greek and Roman Mythology. (Same as Folklore 3130). A comparative study of the major myths of Greece and Rome as embodied in the literary and artistic remains of the ancient world with reference to their origins and their influence on later art and literature.
  • Classics 3405. Tragic Drama in Greece and Rome. A detailed examination of the tragic dramas of ancient Greece and Rome. A selection of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Seneca will be read in English translation. Topics to be dicussed include the development of ancient tragedy, its literary, performative and thematic traditions, its representation of social and historical conditions, and its influence on later tragic drama.
  • Classics 3415. Epic Poetry in Greece and Rome. Offers a detailed and in-depth study of the epic poetry of ancient Greece and Rome. The course will examine the poems of Homer, Apolllonius of Rhodes and Virgil in English translation. Instructors may include additional poems. Topics to be dicussed include the development of epic poetry, its literary traditions and its role in Greek and Roman society.
  • Classics 3700. The Ancient World in Film. Examines the representation of the history and cultures of the ancient world in film. A selection of films will be studied and extensive reference will be made to the ancient evidence which informs them. The ancient world's impact on modern Western society will be considered together with the film industry's recasting of the ancient world in response to modern social and historical developments.
  • Classics 4000. Seminar in Greek History and Society.
  • Classics 4010. Seminar in Roman History and Society.
  • Classics 4020. Seminar in Greek Literature and Culture. Dreams, Omens and Divination in Ancient Greece
  • Classics 4030. Seminar in Roman Literature and Culture.

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