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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

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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    Combined with: LING 1131SANSK 1131

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

CLASS 1615

Ancient Rome was a village the size of Ithaca that grew into a world empire. In this course students will be introduced to some of its literature, art, and famous personalities in the classical period ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

CLASS 2351

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

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    Combined with: LING 2251SANSK 2251

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  6701CLASS 2351  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • McCrea, L

  • Prerequisite: CLASS 1332 or permission of instructor.

CLASS 2601

Introduces students to the literature and intellectual life of ancient Greece from Homer to the early centuries of Roman rule. We will read and discuss ancient writers as creative artists in their own ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

CLASS 2603

Limited to 18 students. Intended especially for first-year students. Students must apply in writing to chair, Department of Classics, 120 Goldwin Smith Hall. No prior knowledge necessary (all texts are ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15969CLASS 2603  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Kirk, A

  • 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

CLASS 2605

A study of richly documented tradition of competitive artistic, athletic, and spectacular performances sponsored by cities, wealthy individuals, and kings/emperors in antiquity, with special attention ... view course details

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    Combined with: PMA 2605

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

CLASS 2630

This course examines the production and exchange of wine, beer, coffee and tea, and the social and ideological dynamics involved in their consumption. We start in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and end ... view course details

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    Combined with: ARKEO 2522JWST 2522NES 2522

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

  •  8093CLASS 2661  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Brennan, T

  • Please contact Michael Fontaine (mf268@cornell.edu) if you are interested in an optional 1-credit Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC) course, LATIN 3212.

CLASS 2675

An introduction to ancient Greek history from the era of the Trojan War to the conquests of Alexander the Great. Topics include the rise and fall of the Greek city-state, the invention of politics, democracy, ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 2650

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

CLASS 2685

Throughout Greek and Roman history, the idea of Egypt inspired powerful imaginative responses ranging from fascination to fear. This course investigates Egyptian interactions with the Greco-Roman world ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 2285ARKEO 2285NES 2985

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

CLASS 2700

Why did the Gorgon turn people into stone? Did Cleopatra really have such a big nose? Did the Romans make wax death masks? Should the British Museum return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece? Come and explore ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARKEO 2700ARTH 2200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

CLASS 2711

The Roman period has given us a density of archaeological remains that remains unsurpassed in world history, and these have been studied since the very birth of archaeology. As a result, Roman archaeology ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARKEO 2711ARTH 2711

  • 4 Credits Graded

CLASS 3391

To be taken only in exceptional circumstances. Must be arranged by the student with his or her advisor and the faculty member who has agreed to direct the study. To be approved by the DUS. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6174CLASS 3391  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Independent study at the 3000-level may be undertaken by undergraduates upon completion of one semester of work at the 3000-level in the relevant field and only with the permission of the director of undergraduate studies in cases of extraordinary circumstances.

CLASS 3395

Selected readings in Sanskrit literary and philosophical texts. view course details

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    Combined with: SANSK 3301

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17406CLASS 3395  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • McCrea, L

  • Two years study of Sanskrit or equivalent.

CLASS 3645

Tragedy and its audiences from ancient Greece to modern theater and film. Topics: origins of theatrical conventions; Shakespeare and Seneca; tragedy in modern theater and film. Works studied will include: ... view course details

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    Combined with: COML 3440PMA 3724

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

CLASS 3669

We will study several of Plato's major dialogues, including the Apology, the Meno, Phaedo, and Republic. Topics include knowledge and reality; morality and happiness; and the nature of the soul. view course details

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    Combined with: PHIL 3202

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

CLASS 3686

May be taken upon completion of one semester of work at the 3000-level. To be taken only in exceptional circumstances. Must be arranged by the student with his or her advisor and the faculty member who ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6173CLASS 3686  IND 601

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    • Staff

  • Independent study at the 3000-level may be undertaken by undergraduates upon completion of one semester of work at the 3000-level in the relevant field and only with the permission of the director of undergraduate studies in cases of extraordinary circumstances.

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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  •  6631CLASS 3750  LAB 401

    • TBA
    • Manning, S

CLASS 4632

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CLASS 4662

Advanced discussion of topics in ancient philosophy. view course details

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  •  9086CLASS 4662  SEM 101

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    • Brennan, T

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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CLASS 4679

Alexander and Caesar are still today two of history's greatest conquerors and statesmen. They were each geniuses and visionaries but were also each responsible for death and destruction on a massive scale. ... view course details

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CLASS 4721

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

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6456CLASS 4721  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Roby, C

CLASS 6755

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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  •  8782CLASS 6755  LAB 401

    • TBA
    • Manning, S

CLASS 7173

Advanced discussion of topics in ancient philosophy. view course details

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CLASS 7345

Pedagogical instruction and course coordination. Requirement for all graduate student teachers of LATIN 1201-LATIN 1202 and first-year writing seminars. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

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

CLASS 7347

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  • 4 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 17547CLASS 7347  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Rebillard, E

CLASS 7679

Alexander and Caesar are still today two of history's greatest conquerors and statesmen. They were each geniuses and visionaries but were also each responsible for death and destruction on a massive scale. ... view course details

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CLASS 7743

The conquests and death of Alexander served as catalysts for major cultural transformation. Throughout the Mediterranean and beyond, Greco-Macedonian dynasties came to rule over foreign populations, ... view course details

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    Combined with: ARKEO 7743NES 7743

  • 4 Credits Graded