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Courses of Instruction in Classical Studies
AVAILABILITY
The Department of Classics does not offer all of the courses listed in the Calendar every year. For the most up-to-date information on the availability of courses offered in the current year, check QCARD or consult with the departmental office.
 
PREREQUISITES
Courses offered by the Department of Classics numbered 200-299 are not open to first-year students except by permission of the Department. Third- or fourth-year standing in a concentration in Classics, or permission of the Department are preferred for all 300- or 400-level courses. Placement in a course cannot be guaranteed without these options.
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CLST-100/1.0 Introduction to Classical Literature 3L
Ancient Greek and Roman literature in translation: Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and Greek drama; Vergil's Aeneid and selections from other Latin authors. Reference to ancient customs, history, mythology, thought.
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CLST-101/1.0 Introduction to Greek and Roman Civilization 3L
An introduction to major themes in the development of Greek and Roman civilization using the evidence of literature, history and archaeology. Some attention will be given to those aspects of ancient cultural and intellectual growth that are of significance in the western tradition.
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CLST-129/1.0 Introduction to Archaeology 3L
Development of the discipline, methods of discovering and recovering materials through excavation, evaluation of such materials and reconstruction of original environments. Historic and prehistoric sites; contribution of archaeology to the knowledge of the past.
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CLST-200*/0.5 Greek History 3L
Survey of the Greek World from the Late Bronze Age to the death of Cleopatra. Social, religious and political developments among the major powers, Athens, Sparta and Hellenistic kingdoms.
NOTE    May not be taken concurrently with CLST 101.
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CLST-201*/0.5 Roman History 3L
Survey of the basic social and political developments in Rome from kingdom to republic to empire.
NOTE    May not be taken concurrently with CLST 101.
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CLST-203*/0.5 Myth and Religion 3L
Greek concepts of the supernatural and humanity's relationship to it. The basic myths, official and secret creeds, meaning and social function of myth and ritual.
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CLST-205*/0.5 Ancient Humour 3L
The techniques by which humour was created in literature and the visual arts in antiquity; social and psychological aspects of humour.
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CLST-206*/0.5 Roman Britain 3L
From the expeditions of Julius Caesar (55 B.C.) to the end of Roman rule (411 A.D.). The Romans in towns, villas and military camps and the Celtic majority.
Offered only at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
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CLST-207*/0.5 The Ancient Near East 3L
Introduction to the civilizations of Mesopotamia, Syro-Palestine, Egypt and Anatolia from the Bronze Age to the Greek conquest. Artistic, intellectual, social and political history.
Also offered as a distance course. Consult Continuing and Distance Studies.
EXCLUSION    CLST 208*.
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CLST-208*/0.5 The Levant from the Late Bronze Age to the Coming of Rome 3L
Social, cultural, and political history of the eastern mediterranean littoral from the 15th to the 1st centuries BCE; particular emphasis on the problems of the early Jewish state.
Offered also as a Cognate course in the Program in Jewish Studies.
EXCLUSION    CLST 207*.
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CLST-214*/0.5 Ancient Science 3L
Ancient concepts of nature and of natural phenomena: what did the ancients (e.g. Babylonians and Greeks) know about the natural world and how did they come to know it?
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CLST-303*/0.5 Archaeology of Early Greece 3L
Study of the remains from the Bronze Age to the end of the Archaic period. Emphasis on the revival of architecture, painting and sculpture. PREREQUISITE    One of CLST 101, CLST 129, CLST 200*, CLST 207* or permission of the Department. 
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CLST-304*/0.5 Archaeology of the Classical World and Hellenistic Period 3L
Intensive study of the achievements in architecture, painting and sculpture, and town planning from 480 B.C. to 31 B.C. PREREQUISITE    One of CLST 101, CLST 129, CLST 200* or permission of the Department.
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CLST-305*/0.5 Archaeology of the Etruscans and Early Romans 3L
This survey of the material remains of early Italy will focus on the early Iron Age, Etruscan, and Roman (Regal and Republican) cultures. Each culture’s art, architecture, urban patterns, and burial practices will be investigated in terms of the changing political and social conditions affecting those societies. PREREQUISITE    CLST 101 or CLST 129 or CLST 201* or permission of the Department.
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CLST-306*/0.5 Archaeology of the Roman Empire 3L
A survey of Roman material culture (art, architecture and artifacts) from the reign of Augustus to that of Constantine. An emphasis will be placed on analyzing Roman architecture, sculpture, urban patterns, and objects of daily life in order to better understand the political messages and social experiences of Romans during the Imperial period. PREREQUISITE    CLST 101 or CLST 129 or CLST 201* or permission of the Department.
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CLST-311*/0.5 Greek and Roman Epic 3L/S
Intensive study (in translation) of the major epics of classical antiquity: Homer, Hesiod, Apollonios, Vergil and Lucan in the context of the oral and literate heroic traditions. Comparative study of English heroic poetry encouraged. PREREQUISITE    CLST 100 or CLST 101 or permission of the Department.
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CLST-312*/0.5 Greek and Roman Drama 3L/S
Intensive study (in translation) of representative works from the ancient theatre, both tragic (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Seneca) and comic (Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, Terence). Comparative study of English drama of the classical tradition encouraged. PREREQUISITE    CLST 100 or CLST 101, or DRAM 210, or permission of the Department.
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CLST-314*/0.5 Doctor, Bloodletter, Surgeon: The Beginnings of Western Medicine 3L
A study of how the human body is viewed in ancient medical theory and practice. Readings of ancient medical texts will explore how the human body is constituted, how it relates to the world, what the role of the physician was seen to be in prevention and treatment of disease, and how illness and healing were understood in ancient Greece and Rome. PREREQUISITE    One of CLST 200*, CLST 201*, CLST 207* or CLST 208*.
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CLST-321*/0.5 World of Late Antiquity 3L/S
Study of the rise of Christianity and the Christian reception of classical culture. PREREQUISITES    CLST 201* and a concentration in Classics or History, or permission of the Department.
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CLST-330*/0.5 Classical Greek Culture and Society 3L/S
Issues in the history of 5th and 4th century B.C. Family, private life and public ideology; religious beliefs, war, power. PREREQUISITE    CLST 200* or permission of the Department.
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CLST-331*/0.5 Hellenistic Culture and Society 3L/S
Issues in the period from Alexander to Actium. Alexander, imperialism; cities and communities; multi-culturalism, displacement and private life. PREREQUISITE    CLST 200* or permission of the Department. 
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CLST-340*/0.5 The Roman Republic 3L/S
Emergence of Early Rome and the social and political growth of the Republic. PREREQUISITE    CLST 201* or permission of the Department. 
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CLST-341*/0.5 The Roman Empire 3L/S
Intensive study of the Empire to the reign of Marcus Aurelius. Politics of the imperial courts: administration and Romanization of the provinces. PREREQUISITE    CLST 201* or permission of the Department.
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CLST-343*/0.5 The Later Roman Empire 3L
Intensive study of the Later Roman Empire from the reign of Septimius Severus to the death of Theodosius I (395 CE). Topics include the Severan dynasty, the crisis of the Third Century, the Tetrarchy, and the christianization of the Roman empire. PREREQUISITE    CLST 201* or permission of the Department.
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CLST-404*/0.5 The Topography of Athens 3L/S
The growth of Athens from the Neolithic period to Late Antiquity. Emphasis on social and political developments and personal aspirations which determine the cityscape. PREREQUISITE    Any one of CLST 303*, CLST 304*, CLST 330*, CLST 331* or permission of the Department.
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CLST-405*/0.5 The Topography of Rome 3L/S
The growth of Rome from the foundation to Late Antiquity based on archaeological evidence. Emphasis on developments during its classical period. PREREQUISITE    Any one of CLST 305*, CLST 306*, CLST 340*, CLST 341* or permission of the Department. 
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CLST-408/1.0 Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum I   
An intensive six-week introduction to archaeological methods and interpretation during participation in a fieldwork project run by a member of the Classics Department. In addition to tuition, students are required to pay for their own transportation to the archaeological site and to pay a camp fee. Offered in Spring-Summer Session. PREREQUISITES    Second-year standing; priority to Classics concentrators. Permission of the Department.   
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CLST-409/1.0 Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum II
An intensive six-week introduction to archaeological methods and interpretation at a fieldwork project in Italy under the supervision of a member of the Classics Department. In addition to tuition, students are expected to pay their own travel and accommodation costs. Offered in Spring-Summer Session or Spring Term or Summer Term. PREREQUISITES    One of CLST 303*, CLST 304*, CLST 305*, or CLST 306*; second-year standing; priority to Classics concentrators. Permission of the Department.
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CLST-410*/0.5 Topics in Greek Scholarship I 3S
Intensive study of a special topic, period, or author(s) in the Greek world. For information contact the Department.
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CLST-411*/0.5 Topics in Greek Scholarship II 3S
For a complete description, see CLST 410*.
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CLST-420*/0.5 Topics in Latin/Roman Scholarship I 3S
Intensive study of a special topic, period, or author(s) in the world of Rome. For information contact the Department.
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CLST-421*/0.5 Topics in Latin/Roman Scholarship II 3S
For a complete description, see CLST 420*.
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CLST-430/1.0 Special Research Course
Detailed study of certain aspects of Greek and Roman literature, history or philosophy through directed readings and essay assignments. A short thesis may be required. PREREQUISITE    Permission of the Department.
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CLST-431/1.0 Special Research Course
For a complete description, see CLST 430. PREREQUISITE    Permission of the Department.
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