HONORS 135 - Ideas in Honors
Fall 2022, Section 005 - Memory and the Monument: The Tombstone in Classical Greece and the Roman Near East
Instruction Mode: Section 005 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors
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Details

Credits:
1
Other:
Honors, Minicourse
Waitlist Capacity:
25
Waitlist Notes:
Waitlist questions? Contact honors.registration@umich.edu
Advisory Prerequisites:
First-year standing in the Honors Program.
Grading:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Description

Memory and the Monument: The Tombstone in Classical Greece and the Roman Near East

Death is universal. Commemoration is not.

Why, then, did some Greeks and Romans commemorate their dead? How did they engage different aspects of their identity on a stele or tombstone? What types of monuments and artifacts emerge? And how should we read a classical Greek or Roman tombstone today?

These are some of the questions explored in our seminar, which surveys commemoration in the Greco-Roman funerary realm. To do this, we examine a selection of tombstones or stelai from Greece and the Roman Near East. Our progression will be geographical, and to some extent, chronological. We will have a look at the splendid tombstones from the Kerameikos (the cemetery of classical Athens), engage the last words of Roman soldiers, and read some ancient ghost stories along the way.

 

Course Requirements:

Students can expect a significant discussion component, two mini course projects which emphasize archaeological methods, and a discussion post. Midway through the course, we will venture to the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology for hands-on experience with artifacts from the region and period under study.

Intended Audience:

LSA Honors students in their first year at the University of Michigan

Class Format:

Class meets in the Honors Lounge located in the Honors Program office, 1330 Mason Hall.

Schedule

HONORS 135 - Ideas in Honors
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
17085
Open
6
6LSA Hnrs Y1
-
M 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: This section does not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/12 through 11/14 with no class on 10/17 due to fall break. Drop/Add Deadline=9/26/22
002 (SEM)
 In Person
15815
Open
5
5LSA Hnrs Y1
-
Tu 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: This section does not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/13 through 11/15 with no class on 10/18 due to fall break. Drop/Add Deadline=9/26/22
003 (SEM)
 In Person
16255
Open
7
7LSA Hnrs Y1
-
Tu 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: This section does not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/13 through 11/15 with no class on 10/18 due to fall break. Drop/Add Deadline=9/26/22
004 (SEM)
 In Person
21302
Open
8
8LSA Hnrs Y1
-
W 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: This section does not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/14 through 11/9. Drop/Add Deadline=9/27/22
005 (SEM)
 In Person
16741
Open
13
13LSA Hnrs Y1
-
W 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: This section does not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/14 through 11/9. Drop/Add Deadline=9/27/22
006 (SEM)
 In Person
37287
Open
10
10LSA Hnrs Y1
-
Th 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: This section does not start the first week of classes .This section meets 9/15 through 11/10. Drop/Add Deadline=9/28/22
007 (SEM)
 In Person
37288
Closed
0
 
1
Th 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: This section does not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/15 through 11/10. Drop/Add Deadline=9/28/22
008 (SEM)
 In Person
37289
Open
3
3LSA Hnrs Y1
-
F 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: This section does not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/16 through 11/11. Drop/Add Deadline=9/29/22

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