Classical Archaeology (Division 342)

221/Hist. of Art 221. Introduction to Greek Archaeology. (4). (HU).

This course surveys the history and art of Crete and Greece as revealed by archaeology from the third millennium through the 4th century B.C. In the prehistoric period, particular attention is given to architectural and ceramic developments as well as to the crosscurrent of trade and economic contacts among Asia Minor, Crete, and mainland Greece. Emphasis is also given to the impact archaeology has had on views and theories of history: the destructions of the civilizations of Crete and Troy, the end of the bronze age, the volcanic eruption of Thera. In the historic period, major artistic developments in architecture, sculpture, and painting are considered and special attention is given to social interpretations: temples as banks and monasteries; sculpture as dedication, decoration, and commemorative propaganda; architectural sculpture as realized myth. Discussions in the sections will concentrate on the historical background, archaeological field techniques, methods of dating and stratigraphy. The sections will meet in the Kelsey museum where it will be possible to work with the actual ancient artifacts recovered in University of Michigan excavations. There are two one-hour examinations and a final, as well as illustrated lectures and assigned readings. [Cost:3] [WL:1] (Herbert)

424/Hist. of Art 424. Archaeology of the Roman Provinces. Class. Arch. 221 or 222; or permission of instructor. (3). (HU).

This course is designed as an upper level follow-up to the Introduction to Roman Archaeology (CA 222). The approach will be geographical, but, instead of Rome and Italy, the course will focus on two contrasting regional case studies. Roman Africa was one of the richest of provinces, with spectacularly preserved sites, art works and material culture. Britain, on the other hand, had a rather different character under Roman rule, with a disproportionately larger garrison and little prior exposure to the Mediterranean-based culture of the Roman world. Lectures will explore the similarities and contrasts of the regional development of these two areas through examination of a number of key themes: geography and climate, military history and frontier development, urbanization, art and architecture, farming and rural development, the economy, people and population, acculturation and so on. The course will also illustrate the relationship of such provinces to the central structure of the Roman state in order that their typicality or uniqueness in different aspects may be appreciated. Assessment will be based on two short papers, a midterm and a final exam. [Cost:2] (Mattingly)

431/Hist. of Art 431. Principal Greek Archaeological Sites. A course in archaeology or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

This course will focus its study on selected sites in the ancient Greek world, with special attention placed on their growth and development as illustrated by the archaeological remains. Paper, midterm, final exam.

437/Hist. of Art 437. Egyptian Art and Archaeology. (3). (HU).

See History of Art 437. (Root)

439/Hist. of Art 439. Greek Vase Painting. (3). (HU).

An introductory survey of the painted pottery produced on the Greek mainland from Mycenaean times through the early Hellenistic period. Pottery will be examined for art-historical, cultural, and archaeological information. The artist's progress in realistic representation of the human figure as revealed on Greek vases will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on the domination of the pottery market by different cities at different times. The use of pottery as an archaeological tool in dating and evaluating an excavation will be discussed. There are illustrated lectures and extensive reserve reading. A midterm, final, and a paper are expected. [Cost:1] [WL:1] (Herbert)

Classical Greek (Division 385)

Elementary Courses

101. Elementary Greek. (4). (FL).

In combination with Greek 102, this is the first half of a year-long introduction to ancient Greek and is designed to prepare students for the reading of Greek texts. Greek 101 concentrates on fifth-century B.C. Attic Greek which was the language of the "golden age" of Athens. The Greek language of that time and place represents a cultural and linguistic central point from which students can pursue their own interests within a wide range of Greek literature which extends from the Homeric epics to the Byzantine era and which includes the archaic, classical, and hellenistic periods as well as the KOINE Greek of the New Testament. The purpose of the course is to develop the fundamentals of the language so that these fundamentals can then be applied to whatever area of ancient Greek students wish to pursue. [Cost:1] [WL:4] (Section 001 Rosenmeyer; Section 002 - Seligson)

102. Elementary Greek. Greek 101. No credit granted to those who have completed 103 or 310. (4). (FL).

Greek 102 is the second term of the elementary ancient Greek sequence and requires that the student has already completed Greek 101. Students who wish to begin Greek in the Winter Term should elect Greek 101. In Greek 102 students will supplement their study of syntax and grammar by reading Attic prose selections. There will be a series of quizzes and hourly exams in addition to a final exam. [Cost:1] [WL:4] (Porter)

301. Second-Year Greek. Greek 102 or equivalent. (4). (FL).

This course is the first half of the second-year ancient Greek language sequence. It includes a grammar review, translation, and analysis of ancient Greek texts. The primary purpose of the course is to prepare students for more and faster reading of Greek. It is followed by Greek 302 which is offered Winter Term. [Cost:1] [WL:4]

Intermediate Courses

401. Readings in Classical Greek Prose. Greek 302 or permission of instructor. (3). (HU). May be repeated for a total of nine credits.

This course will meet three times a week for an hour, and will concentrate on translation, comprehension, and explication of texts. This term we will read Herodotus. Course requirements: an hour exam at midterm, a final exam, and a paper some 5-10 pages in length. [Cost:1] [WL:4]

Advanced Courses

483. Aristotle's Politics. Greek 302 or equivalent. (3). (Excl).

We shall read the whole of the POLITICS in English but concentrate on 3 or 4 books in Greek. Special topics will include Aristotle's critique of Plato, the relationship between Aristotle's accounts of the ideal state and individual excellence, and Aristotle's conception of justice and the role of law. Requirements: midterm and final exams, student presentations, and a final paper. [WL:4] (Rickert)

488/ABS 488. The Gospel of John in Greek. For undergrads and grads. (3). (Excl).

See ABS 488. (Fossum)

Latin Language and Literature (Division 411)

Elementary Courses

Two convictions are basic to the Elementary Latin Program of the Department of Classical Studies: (1) it is possible for every able-minded person to master the basic facts of a foreign language and (2) the learning experience leading to such a mastery is a privilege that is very specifically human and ought to be most satisfying. Essential grammatical facts are taught, and a knowledge of these facts enables students to understand Latin written by the famous authors of the Golden Age. Students acquire a working vocabulary and demonstrate understanding of the reading by writing a readable translation. Since at least 50% of the vocabulary of an educated speaker of English is Latin in origin, English improves as Latin stems and derivatives are learned. The program normally takes four terms to complete. A placement test may be taken at the beginning or end of a term, and a student may succeed in placing out of one or more courses in the introductory sequence.

In the Elementary Latin Program, the department is offering Latin 101, 102, 103, 193, 194, 231, and 232. Latin 101 (see below) is for students with no previous Latin. A placement examination will determine the appropriate course for other students who enter the elementary sequence. Students with questions about which course to elect are encouraged to visit the department office in 2016 Angell Hall, 764-0360, or contact Professor Knudsvig in 2012 Angell Hall, 764-8297.

101. Elementary Latin. No credit granted to those who have completed 103, 193, or 502. (4). (FL).

All of the assigned tasks/exercises in Latin 101 are directed toward the reading and translation of Classical Latin and not toward writing or conversation. The course has as its primary objective the acquisition of a fundamental understanding of basic Latin grammar. The text for the course is Knudsvig, Seligson, and Craig, LATIN FOR READING. Latin 101 covers approximately the first half of the text. Grading is based on quizzes, class participation, hours examinations, and a final. [Cost:1] [WL:1]

102. Elementary Latin. Latin 101. No credit granted to those who have completed 193 or 502. (4). (FL).

All of the assigned tasks/exercises in Latin 102 are directed toward the reading and translation of Classical Latin and not toward writing or conversation. The course continues the presentation of the essentials of the Latin language as it covers the last half of Knudsvig, Seligson, and Craig, LATIN FOR READING. Extended reading selections from Plautus (comedy) and Eutropius (history) are introduced. Grading is based on class participation, quizzes, hour examinations, and a final. [Cost:1] [WL:1]

103. Review Latin. Some background in Latin and assignment by placement test. Credit is granted for no more than two courses among Latin 101, 102 and 103. No credit granted to those who have completed 193 or 502. (4). (FL).

All of the assigned tasks and exercises in Latin 103 are directed toward the reading and translation of Classical Latin and not toward writing or conversation. The text used is the same as that in Latin 101 and 102, and the course starts at the beginning of the book. A more rapid pace is maintained as 103 covers the material of 101 and 102. Grading is based on class participation, quizzes, hour examinations, and a final. [Cost:1] [WL:1]

193. Intensive Elementary Latin I. No credit granted to those who have completed 101, 102, 103 or 502. (4). (Excl).

This course is a rapid introduction to Latin and is intended for students with little or no prior Latin. Upperclass undergraduates in such fields as history, medieval or renaissance literature, or linguistics and who need to acquire a reading competence in Latin as quickly and as efficiently as possible should elect this course. So should other undergraduates who intend to continue the study of Latin and want a rapid introduction that enables them to take upperlevel Latin courses as soon as possible. This first term course covers elementary grammar and syntax. [Cost:1] (Ross and Rickert)

194. Intensive Elementary Latin II. Latin 193 or equivalent. No credit granted to those who have completed 221, 222, 231, 232, or 503. (4). (Excl).

This is a continuation of Latin 193, a beginning language course which will have covered, by the end of the Fall Term, the essentials of Latin accidence and syntax, with some experience in reading continuous Latin prose (Caesar). This second term of this introductory sequence will continue the reading of prose and will then include selected readings in the first six books of Vergil's AENEID. Students need not have taken Latin 193 to enroll in Latin 194. Initially there will be a systematic review of Latin grammar, and throughout the term attention will be paid to details of grammar to ensure a command of language necessary for increasing ease in reading. Therefore, anyone with a knowledge of elementary Latin could profit from the course. The AENEID has been chosen as the main text because of its inherent importance for later European poetry and literature, and will be considered in class discussion as such not simply as an exercise in translation. [Cost:1] [WL:1]

231. Introduction to Latin Prose. Latin 102 or 103. No credit granted to those who have completed 194, 222, or 503. (4). (FL).

This course reviews grammar as it introduces students to extended passages of classical Latin prose through selections from such authors of the first centuries B.C. and A.D. as Cicero and Caesar. Class discussions center upon the readings. Grading is based on class participation, quizzes, hour examinations, and a final. [Cost:1] [WL:1]

232. Vergil, Aeneid. Latin 231 or 221. No credit granted to those who have completed 194, 222, or 503. (4). (FL).

The goal of this course is simple: to learn to read extensive passages of Vergil's AENEID, with comprehension and enjoyment. Careful attention is paid to Vergil's style, the more common poetic features he employs, mythological references, and the relation of the text to the life and time of the Emperor Augustus. Quizzes, hour exams, a two-hour final, and regular participation in class will determine the course grade; there are no papers. [Cost:2] [WL:1]

Intermediate Courses

301. Intermediate Latin. Latin 194, 222, 232 or equivalent. (3). (HU).

The primary goal of this course is to serve as an introduction to the study of Latin literature, and, through the literature, of Roman culture. Texts by major poets and prose authors will be read with a view to their literary, historical, and political contexts. Translation, and review of morphology and syntax as needed, will be stressed. There will be quizzes, a midterm, and final exam. [Cost:1] (Ross)

401. Republican Prose. Latin 301 or 302 or permission of instructor. (3). (HU). May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Several orations of Cicero, probably including the Catilinarians and the PRO CAELIO. Main emphasis is on acquiring reading skills in Latin. Midterm, paper, and final. [Cost:2] [WL:4] (Frier)

409. Augustan Poetry. Latin 301 or 302 or permission of instructor. (3). (HU). May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

This course will focus on the works of the great Augustan poet Vergil, choosing a selection of books from the AENEID, the GEORGICS, and the ECLOGUES. Class time will be divided between translation and grammar discussions, and considerations of the poetry as a literary and a cultural artifact. Students will be expected to read at a fairly rapid rate, and to explore secondary sources on reserve. The requirements will be one midterm exam, one paper (7-10 pages), and a final exam. [Cost:1] [WL:4] (Rosenmeyer)

Advanced Courses

421/Education D421. Teaching of Latin. Junior standing in Latin and permission of instructor. I: (3); IIIb: (2). (Excl).

A workshop-type course designed to provide prospective secondary and college teachers with the skills necessary to analyze structures and texts and to design instructional materials and class presentations. The course will also introduce the students to those aspects of modern linguistic theories that have practical application to teaching and learning Latin. [Cost:2] [WL:3] (Knudsvig)

426. Practicum. Junior or senior standing, and permission of instructor. I and II: (3); IIIb: (2). (Excl).

Permission of the instructor is required to elect Latin 426. Students must submit a plan for a project related to the teaching of Latin. The course is designed primarily for students who wish to continue work begun in Latin 421. [Cost:2] [WL:3] (Knudsvig)

435/MARC 440. Medieval Latin I, 500-900 A.D. Two years of college Latin or equivalent. (3). (Excl).

A survey of the major developments in Latin prose and poetry from A.D. 500-900. Attention will be paid to the changes in Latin grammar, syntax, and orthography. Texts read include monastic rules, saints' lives, history, and poetry. Midterm, final, one short paper. (Witke)

536. Apuleius Latin 401 or equivalent. (3). (Excl).

A rapid reading of Apuleius' METAMORPHOSES, with special attention to religious, literary, and historical problems. (Witke)

565. Aeneid. One advanced course in Latin or graduate standing. (3). (Excl).

Reading, lectures, and discussion of the AENEID. [Cost:1] [WL:3] (Ross)

Classical Civilization (Division 344)

Courses in this division do not require a knowledge of Greek or Latin. They are intended for students who have not had time or opportunity to learn these languages but who wish to acquire knowledge of ancient literature, life, and thought, and of the debt modern civilization owes the Greeks and Romans.

101. Classical Civilization I: The Ancient Greek World (in English). (4). (HU).

This course serves as an introduction to the civilization of ancient Greece from its beginnings to the Hellenistic age. All reading is in English translation. Lectures will trace the development of Greek literature and thought within the context of Greek society. Literature read includes THE ILIAD and THE ODYSSEY of Homer; selected lyric poetry; selected tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides; selected comedies of Aristophanes; selections from the historians Herodotus and Thucydides; and philosophical writings of Plato. The readings average about 90 pages per week. There will be a midterm, two brief papers, and a final examination. Freshmen Honors students in Honors sections will write enough to meet the Introductory Composition requirement. This course is the first of a two-term series. Classical Civilization 102 is offered in the Winter Term and represents an equivalent treatment of the civilization of ancient Rome. It is recommended that the course be taken as a sequence, but it is not required. [Cost:3] [WL:4] (Scodel)

342. Sexuality and Sexual Stereotype in Greek and Roman Culture. (3). (HU).

The main aim of this course will be to consider how sexuality is constructed in the literature of the Greeks and the Romans. The course load will consist of readings of key Greek and Latin texts in translation, some excerpted and others in the entirety. As well as selections from Homer, Euripides, and Vergil, we shall read (e.g.) Sappho, Catullus, Sulpicia (personal erotic poetry) Terence, EUNUCH (comedy); Appolonius, VOYAGE OF ARGO (epic); passages of ethnography and legend in the ancient historians; and bizarre myths of sexuality in Ovid, METAMORPHOSES. There will be a rough alteration between two modes of enquiry in the lectures and sections: (1) Critical reading of major literary texts such as above; and (2) Location of these texts in their broader cultural contexts, something which will involve discussion of social history, anthropology, medicine, visual art (with slides), and religion. The course will deal with literary manifestations of sexual stereotype and role-reversal; the power-relations of gender; homosexuality and heterosexuality; virginity and prostitution; sexuality and violence. The myth of the Amazon will be considered. The course will also look at various ways in which more recent cultures, including our own, have interpreted Greek and Roman attitudes to sexuality. Two lectures and one discussion section. Take-home midterm, an eight-page paper, and a final exam. [Cost:3] [WL:1] (Hinds)

372. Sports and Daily Life in Ancient Rome. (4). (HU).

The course is offered for four credits, of which three hours consist of lectures (often illustrated with slides) and the fourth hour a discussion section which meets every week for one hour at a time. Students select the discussion section which they wish to attend from among nine different section times which will be announced on the first day of class. In the discussions we read selections from ancient writers in translation and from recent scholarship on Roman history and society, which are made available in a course pack obtainable from AccuCopy at the corner of Maynard and East William. In the lectures we begin with some background on Roman religion and Roman history and then consider the different social classes and their lifestyles; the second half of the term deals with the major sports of chariot racing, gladiator fights, wild beast hunts, theatre performances, and activities at the baths. The grade will be based upon two midterms and a final examination and upon performance in discussion sections. [Cost:2] [WL:1,3] (Potter)

388/Phil. 388. History of Philosophy: Ancient. One Philosophy Introduction. (4). (Excl).

See Philosophy 388. (White)

454. The Roman Army. Upperclass standing. (3). (HU).

The Roman army was one of the most successful military machines of all time. The conquest and defense of a vast empire over a protracted period was a fundamental shaper of both Roman history and culture. This course will examine some of the abundant primary evidence for the organization and activities of that army from its origin as a citizen militia to its dissolution in the face of barbarian attacks. The arms and armour, training and conditions of service of Roman soldiers will provide background to famous battles and campaigns. Other themes will include a study of Roman attitudes to warfare, and consideration of the mechanisms by which wars were avoided, declared and concluded. A specially prepared course pack will gather the essential ancient literature and papyrological evidence in English translation. Archaeology supplements the written word in illuminating many aspects of army life, the forts and fortifications of the frontiers, and the lectures will frequently be illustrated by slides. The study of the Roman army provides many important insights into the history of the ancient world and its martial culture; but it can also inform wider debates on the history of military science, the anthropology of warfare and the socio-economic effects of militarized societies. Assessment will be through a written assignment, a midterm and a final exam. Junior standing (or higher) will be a prerequisite to this course. [Cost:2] [WL:1] (Mattingly)

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