Selected readings from Greek and/or Roman literature, offered at the introductory level, with emphasis both on developing the skills of literary interpretation and on introducing students to Classical literature and the discipline of Classics. The course is open to all students, and can be counted toward the Classics minor. Topics will include, but not be limited to, “Ancient Epic: Heroes of Greece and Rome” and “Introduction to Classical Mythology.”
Majors and Minors
Selected readings of Greek and Roman literature (in English translation) with mythological themes.
Selected readings in Greek and Roman tragedy and comedy (in English translation), combining literary study with attention to stagecraft and cultural context.
Selected readings in Greek and Roman epic poetry (in English translation). Readings may include, but are not limited to, Homer’s Iliad, Homer’s Odyssey, and Vergil’s Aeneid.
Selected readings in Greek and Roman literature (in English translation). Topics will include, but not be limited to, “From Lyric to Satire: Greek and Roman Poetry,” and “Women and Gender in Antiquity.”
Special topics in classics; use of one-on-one tutorial method of instruction adapted from humanities courses at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.