92-93 LS&A Bulletin

Classical Studies

2016 Angell Hall

764-0360

Professor Ludwig Koenen, Chair

May be elected as a departmental concentration in Classical Archaeology, Classical Languages and Literatures, Greek, or Latin

Professors

H. D. Cameron, Greek drama, linguistics, Greek orators, Plautus

John H. D'Arms, Roman social and cultural history, Latin literature, especially the historians, Latin epigraphy, Roman archaeology and topography

Bruce W. Frier, Roman law, Roman social and economic history, Hellenistic and Roman historiography and political science, ancient architecture, numismatics

Kweku A. Garbrah, Greek and Latin languages, comparative philology, early Latin tragedy, Greek epigraphy

Sharon C. Herbert, Greek archaeology, vase painting, mythology, Hellenistic Near East

John H. Humphrey, Roman archaeology, especially of the Roman provinces, Roman history

Sally Humphreys, Anthropology of ancient societies, Greek law, history of religions

Glenn M. Knudsvig, Applied linguistics, Latin language, theoretical linguistics, Latin learning and teaching

Ludwig Koenen, Papyrology, Greek and Latin literature, Hellenistic and Roman Egypt, patristics, the history of religion

Sabine MacCormack, Cultural and intellectual history of late antiquity and the Spanish empire

John G. Pedley, Greek and Roman art and archaeology, Greek sculpture, art and archaeology of Asian Minor and South Italy

David O. Ross, Jr., Latin literature, Hellenistic poetry, Latin textual criticism

Ruth Scodel, Homer, tragedy, Greek literary criticism, ancient narrative

Charles Witke, Catullus, Augustan poetry, Roman satire, medieval Latin literature, religion, Erasmus

Associate Professors

James I. Porter, Greek and Latin literature, literary criticism and aesthetics, contemporary literary theory

David S. Potter, Greek and Roman Asia Minor, Greek and Latin historiography and epigraphy

Assistant Professors

Susan E. Alcock, Hellenistic and Roman Greece, archaeology of the Eastern Roman Empire, landscape archeology, regional field survey, museums as a teaching resource

John D. Dillery, Greek and Latin literature and historiography, Greek history

Gregory Dobrov, Ancient comedy, Greek tragedy, linguistics

K. Sara Myers, Latin poetry, Hellenistic poetry, ancient and modern literary criticism

Sara L. Rappe, neo-Platonism, Hellenistic and classical philosophy, Greek drama

Lecturers

Traianos Gagos, Greek papyrology, Greek paleography, Roman and Byzantine Egypt, modern Greek language

Eugene W. Nissen, Elementary Latin, New Testament Greek

Robert D. Wallin, Latin, Great Books

Adjunct Professors

D.R. Shackleton Bailey, Latin literature and textual criticism, history and prosopography of the late Roman Republic

James B. White, Greek literature, law, and rhetoric

Nicholas P. White, Plato, Aristotle, pre-Socratic philosophy and post Aristotelian philosophy before neo-Platonism

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Deborah Pennell Ross, Latin language and literature, linguistics

Professors Emeriti Frank O. Copley, Roger A. Pack, Orsamus M. Pearl, Gerda M. Seligson, Waldo M. Sweet.

The Department of Classical Studies offers instruction in Greek and Latin languages and civilization including elementary, intermediate, and advanced-level courses which emphasize composition, literature, historiography, law, and philosophy. New Testament Greek and medieval Latin are offered as well as classical Greek and Latin. Utilizing one of the world's outstanding collections of Greek papyri, the Department offers courses in papyrology. With the cooperation of colleagues in other departments, Classical Studies also offers courses in classical art and archaeology. Modern Greek is offered on a two year cycle. It fulfills the language requirement.

Courses Taught in English. The Department offers a number of Classical Archaeology and Classical Civilization courses which require no knowledge of Greek or Latin. Through lectures and reading in translation, these courses offer students an opportunity to acquire a general knowledge of Greek and Roman archaeology, literature, mythology, religion, sport and daily life, sexuality, law, philosophy, and institutions.

Intensive Language Courses. The Department offers intensive language courses in Latin which compress the normal two-year sequence required for elementary language proficiency. Intensive courses are special features of the Department's offerings during Spring Half-Term (IIIa) or during Summer Half-Term (IIIb), but they are also offered in other terms. For information about intensive Latin, contact Professor Knudsvig or Professor D. O. Ross.

Special Departmental Policies. The Department requires that a student earn a grade of at least C- in all language courses which are prerequisite for subsequent elections. A student should repeat any language course in which a D+ or lower grade is earned and which serves as a prerequisite to other courses which are to be elected. A grade of D+ signifies some achievement but denotes too weak a foundation for subsequent courses.

Concentration Program Options. The Department offers concentration programs and Honors concentrations in the Greek language and literature, the Latin language and literature, Classical languages and literatures (i.e., where the student studies both Greek and Latin), and Classical Archaeology.

To be eligible for an Honors concentration in Classical Archaeology, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 and must have achieved second term proficiency in both Greek and Latin.

To be eligible for an Honors concentration in Greek, Latin, or Classical languages and literatures, students should have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and a 3.5 grade point average in courses in Greek and Latin.

Academic Advising and Counseling. Students interested in the Department's concentration programs in Greek, Latin, or Classical languages and literatures should see the undergraduate advisor, Professor David Ross. Students interested in the Classical Archaeology concentration should see Professor Pedley. Students interested in obtaining Teacher Certification in Latin should see Professor Knudsvig. The Department recommends that interested students see the undergraduate advisors as early as possible in order to plan their programs and avoid unnecessary scheduling conflicts.

Study Abroad. The Department of Classical Studies is affiliated with the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies at Rome, Italy, where undergraduates from various American and Canadian institutions are given an opportunity to study Greek and Latin literature, ancient history, archaeology, and ancient art. Admission to this program is open to any undergraduate concentrating in these areas having appropriate background and interests. For information and application forms, contact the Departmental office.

Prizes. Phillips Classical Prizes are awarded annually for excellence in Greek and in Latin. Winners participate in the Phillips Prize Ceremony and a notation of the award is made on their academic record. Prizes are also awarded for excellence demonstrated in a Modern Greek translation competition. Announcement of the competition is made through the Department; examinations are held and the winners are announced in the late winter.


Classical Archaeology

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

Through study of literary evidence and monumental remains, the Classical Archaeology curriculum explores various phases of Greek and Roman civilization, especially developments in architecture, sculpture, painting, pottery, and coinage. The large collection of photographs and slides maintained by the Department of History of Art and the antiquities in the Kelsey Museum of Ancient and Medieval Archaeology provide abundant supplementary materials for the various courses.

Courses in Classical Archaeology numbered 221 through 592 do not require knowledge of Greek or Latin.

Concentration Program. Requires a minimum of 9 courses (at least 3 credits each) including:

1. at least 5 courses in Classical Archaeology which must include Classical Archaeology 221 and 222, and three advanced courses.

2. third term proficiency in Greek or Latin.

3. at least one course in both Greek and Roman history (usually History 200 and 201).

Honors Concentration. In addition to the concentration requirements stated above, Honors work focuses on independent study and an Honors thesis in the senior year.

Field Experience. Recommended but not required for a concentration in Classical Archaeology. There are several opportunities for students to join excavations in the Mediterranean area under the supervision of University of Michigan faculty. See Professor Pedley.


Greek Language and Literature

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

The LS&A language requirement may be satisfied with the successful completion of both Greek 301 and 302, or equivalent.

Prerequisites to Concentration. Greek 101 and 102 or special placement examination.

Concentration Program. Requires a minimum of 9 courses (of at least 3 credits each) including:

1. 7 courses in Greek at the 300-level or above (at least 4 of these must be at the 400-level or above, usually including Greek 401 and 402).

2. Two cognates: Classical Archaeology 221 or another course in ancient Greek archaeology, and History 200 or another course in ancient Greek history. Greek 499 may not be used.

Honors Concentration. In addition to the concentration requirements stated above, students must complete an Honors thesis and a reading list in their senior year.


Latin Language and Literature

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

Elementary Language Sequence. The language requirement for the A.B./B.S. degree may be satisfied by the successful completion of Latin 232 (but not 194), or any course at the 300- or 400-level, or by satisfactory performance on a placement test. The placement test is offered once at the beginning of each term, periodically during each term by arrangement, and throughout the Summer Orientation period. Students are placed into the department's language sequences according to their demonstrated proficiency. Students may elect Greek 101 while continuing the study of Latin.

Prerequisites to Concentration. Latin 194 or 232 or special placement examination.

Concentration Program. Requires a minimum of 9 courses (of at least 3 credits each) including:

1. 7 courses in Latin at the 300-level or above; at least 4 of these courses must be at the 400-level or above and must include: (a) Latin 401 or 402; (b) Latin 409 or 410; (c) another course from (a) or (b) or another course at the 400-level or above.

2. Two cognates: Classical Archaeology 222 or another course in Roman archaeology, and History 201 or another course in Roman history. Latin 499 may not be used.

Honors Concentration. In addition to the concentration requirements stated above, students must complete an Honors thesis and a reading list in their senior year.

Teaching Certificate. Students interested in a secondary school teaching certificate with a major or minor in Latin must have Professor Knudsvig (2012 Angell) approve their program of study.

Major in Latin. Thirty credits which must include:

a. 15 credits in Latin beyond 194 or 232, of which 12 must be at the 400-level or above; neither Latin 499 nor 599 may be counted toward the major without permission of the teaching certificate advisor;

b. one course in Latin composition;

c. one course in Classical Archeology;

d. one course in Roman history;

e. one course in Linguistics.

Minor in Latin. Twenty credits which must include:

a. 12 credits in Latin beyond 194 or 232, of which 9 must be at the 400-level or above. Neither Latin 499 nor 599 may be counted toward the minor without permission of the teaching certificate advisor;

b. one course in Roman history;

c. one course in Linguistics.

Professor Knudsvig has the authority to modify departmental requirements for a teaching major or minor in special cases and in keeping with the general requirements for the teaching certificate.


Classical Languages and Literatures

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

Concentration Program. The concentration requires study of both Greek and Latin; the student chooses one language as the major language for the purpose of determining requirements. The student takes a minimum of 9 courses (of at least 3 credits each) including:

1. In the major language students must complete (a) at least 3 courses at the 400-level or above; and (b) two cognates: one course in Classical Archaeology and one in History; 300-level courses count toward the concentration in the major language only.

2. In the minor language students must complete at least one course at the 400-level or above. Greek 499 and Latin 499 may not be used.

Honors Concentration. In addition to the concentration requirements stated above, students must complete an Honors thesis and a reading list in their senior year.


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