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CLASS 1331

An introduction to the essentials of Sanskrit grammar. Designed to enable the student to read classical and epic Sanskrit as soon as possible. view course details

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  •  6471CLASS 1331  SEM 101

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CLASS 1451

For over two thousand years, from the Middle Kingdom (ca. 2100 BCE) into the Roman era, Egyptian monuments were inscribed with hieroglyphs of the Middle Egyptian writing system. In this second of three ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: NES 1451

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15830CLASS 1451  SEM 101

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CLASS 1531

The course will focus on the stories about the gods and heroes of the Greeks as they appear in the works of ancient Greek literature. We will read a selection from Greek authors, inquiring into the relationship ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17464CLASS 1531  SEM 101

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17465CLASS 1531  SEM 102

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17907CLASS 1531  SEM 103

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CLASS 2351

Review of grammar and reading of selections from Sanskrit epic poetry and narrative prose. view course details

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  •  6799CLASS 2351  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: SANSK 1132 or permission of instructor.

CLASS 2601

Introduction to the literature and thought of ancient Greece. Topics include epic and lyric poetry, tragedy and comedy, and historical, political, philosophical, and scientific writings. Some attention ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8932CLASS 2601  LEC 001

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CLASS 2603

Knowledge of Greek or Latin is not necessary, since all texts are in translation. What is necessary is the willingness to participate in three one-hour seminars each week and also a supplementary one- ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6085CLASS 2603  LEC 001

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  • Intended especially for first-year students. Students must apply in writing to chair, Department of Classics, 120 Goldwin Smith Hall.

CLASS 2604

Survey of the Greek myths, with emphasis on the content and significance of the myths in Mediterranean society, including the place of myth in Greek life and consciousness; the factors and influences involved ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6086CLASS 2604  LEC 001

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CLASS 2631

This course offers an overview of Rabbinic Literature from the first century BCE through the eight century of the Common Era. Each class will combine broad historical background with the close reading ... view course details

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  • 16712CLASS 2631  LEC 001

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CLASS 2634

This course examines the cultural and historical interaction of Muslims and Jews from the emergence of Islam in the seventh century through the classical age of Islam down to the turn of the thirteenth ... view course details

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  • 15986CLASS 2634  LEC 001

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CLASS 2641

In this course we will study the technologies – aqueducts, automata, catapults, concrete and more – that allowed the Roman Empire to prosper and expand. Technical and historical background will accompany ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARKEO 2641

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9010CLASS 2641  LEC 001

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  •  9139CLASS 2641  DIS 201

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  • 18156CLASS 2641  DIS 202

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CLASS 2651

The origins of comic drama in ancient Greece and Rome, and its subsequent incarnations especially in the Italian renaissance (Commedia erudita and Commedia dell'arte), Elizabethan England, 17th-century ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 2230PMA 2635

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16402CLASS 2651  LEC 001

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CLASS 2661

An introductory survey of ancient Greek philosophy from the so-called Presocratics (6th century BCE) through the Hellenistic period (1st century BCE) with special emphasis on the thought of Socrates, Plato, ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHIL 2200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8581CLASS 2661  LEC 001

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  •  8583CLASS 2661  DIS 201

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  •  8585CLASS 2661  DIS 203

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CLASS 2675

A survey of Greece from the earliest times to the end of the Classical period in the late fourth century B.C. The course focuses on the Greek genius: its causes, its greatness, its defects, and its legacy. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 2650

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16045CLASS 2675  LEC 001

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CLASS 3391

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6194CLASS 3391  IND 601

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CLASS 3637

This course traces the historical development of Christianity from its roots in 1st century Palestinian Judaism to the emergence of Islam in the early 7th century, with special emphasis on the period prior ... view course details

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  • 15828CLASS 3637  LEC 001

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CLASS 3661

An examination of the doctrines of the Greek philosophers working in the three centuries after the death of Aristotle. Emphasis on Stoicism, Epicureanism, and Skepticism. view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 3204

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16813CLASS 3661  LEC 001

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CLASS 3686

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6193CLASS 3686  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Mankin, D

      Platt, V

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CLASS 3750

Introduction and training in dendrochronology and its application to archaeology, art history, and environment through participation in a research project dating ancient to modern tree-ring samples especially ... view course details

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  •  5808CLASS 3750  LEC 001

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  •  6723CLASS 3750  LAB 401

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    • Manning, S

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CLASS 4604

A graduate level discussion of the role of sensation in philosophy of art, and its relation to conceptions of objectivity and perfection. We'll aim to transform our understanding of a range of issues raised ... view course details

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  • 16954CLASS 4604  SEM 101

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CLASS 4625

In the fourth century C.E. the Roman emperors decided to favor Christianity and shortly thereafter to forbid non-Christian activity. The 'end of paganism' however did not occur all at once if it ever did. ... view course details

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  • 17321CLASS 4625  SEM 101

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CLASS 4665

Augustine's De Trinitate 10 argues that the mind is an immaterial substance that models in some respects the divine trinity. This course will study Augustine's conception of the mind, focusing on his arguments ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 4210RELST 4665

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16408CLASS 4665  SEM 101

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CLASS 4677

How and why do landscapes come to inspire the religious imagination? And how do sensory landscapes, more specifically-territories of sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell-inform, inflect, and engage the ... view course details

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  • 15914CLASS 4677  SEM 101

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CLASS 4721

See "Honors" under Classics front matter. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6515CLASS 4721  IND 601

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    • Platt, V

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CLASS 4746

Topic for fall 2014: Reproducing Greek and Roman Art view course details

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  • Topic: Reproducing Greek & Roman Art

  •  9251CLASS 4746  SEM 101

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CLASS 4751

The installation and dissemination of portraits of living political leaders ("rulers") is frequently perceived as a hallmark of twentieth-century regimes, especially those labeled as "totalitarian" or ... view course details

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  • 16385CLASS 4751  SEM 101

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CLASS 4755

An introduction to the field of Dendrochronology and associated topics with an emphasis on their applications in the field of archaeology and related heritage-buildings fields. Course aimed at graduate ... view course details

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  • 18189CLASS 4755  LEC 001

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  • 18190CLASS 4755  LAB 401

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    • Manning, S

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CLASS 4760

What is the relationship between archaeology and politics? What role has archaeology played in the making of "the East"? And how has material culture been implicated in the discourses that conjure the ... view course details

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  • 15938CLASS 4760  SEM 101

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CLASS 4999

This seminar investigates concepts of sensation in classical and early modern literature and philosophy, with a particular focus on 16th and 17th century writers. On the one hand, changing ideas of sensation ... view course details

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  • 17905CLASS 4999  SEM 101

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CLASS 6625

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  • 17417CLASS 6625  LEC 001

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CLASS 7173

Advanced discussion of topics in ancient philosophy. view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 6200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Topics in Ancient Epistemology

  • 17003CLASS 7173  SEM 101

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CLASS 7346

A course for all pre-A exam graduate students that will both prepare them to be professional ABD classicists and help review progress in language and reading list exams preparation. view course details

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  • 0 Credits Sat/UnSat

  • 16864CLASS 7346  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Rebillard, E

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CLASS 7663

An in-depth study of a book, author, or debate in ancient political thought in its own right and also with a view to its bearing on contemporary democratic theory. In fall 2014, this course will focus ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GOVT 6736

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17750CLASS 7663  SEM 101

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CLASS 7741

This seminar course aims to provide students with a review of, and encounter with, a key selection of the main methods and techniques used in current archaeological work, and to develop an understanding ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARKEO 7741

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17000CLASS 7741  SEM 101

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CLASS 7746

Topic for fall 2014: Reproducing Greek and Roman Art Since its inception in classical antiquity the creation of art has been intricately linked to practices of copying and reproduction. This class will ... view course details

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  • Topic: Reproducing Greek & Roman Art

  •  9253CLASS 7746  SEM 101

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CLASS 7751

The installation and dissemination of portraits of living political leaders ("rulers") is frequently perceived as a hallmark of twentieth-century regimes, especially those labeled as "totalitarian" or ... view course details

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  • 16391CLASS 7751  SEM 101

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CLASS 7950

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6237CLASS 7950  IND 601

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    • Staff

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CLASS 7960

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6719CLASS 7960  IND 601

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CLASS 9900

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  • 0 Credits Graded

  •  6831CLASS 9900  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

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