3000-4000 Level Courses


**Classical Studies program students are encouraged to take Classical Studies 3000 level courses already in their second year of university studies.

CS3150F: Roman Epic (Gervais)
In this course we will read the most ambitious and enduring literature of the Roman Empire: the epic poems of Virgil, Ovid, Statius, and Claudian. These poets, writing in times of change and conflict at the Empire’s beginning, middle, and end, meditated on their contemporary worlds by turning to Graeco-Roman myth, including the stories of Achilles, Aeneas, Oedipus, Perseus, Medea, Arachne, Icarus, Orpheus and Eurydice, and Persephone. We will explore in particular how the Aeneid and Metamorphoses—two contrasting poetic visions from the “Golden Age” of Augustan literature—were developed in later periods. We will read each epic in modern English translations by contemporary poets.
Prerequisite(s): CS1000 or permission of department
3 lecture hours; 0.5 course

CS3151F: Age of Augustus (Pogorzelski)
A political, cultural, and literary history of Rome from the assassination of Julius Caesar to the ascension of Tiberius. Readings from secondary sources will complement our study of Augustan coinage, sculpture, painting, monuments, poetry and prose. What can we conclude about the ideology of the age? What made it unique?
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course. 

CS3310G: Women in Ancient Greece (Olson)
This course seeks to introduce students to the study of women and women’s lives in Greek antiquity starting from a body of literary and artistic evidence. Marriage and childbearing, women and the law, women’s occupations, and women in history and poetry will be explored from a variety of perspectives; as well, PowerPoint lectures will focus on such topics as women's artifacts, artistic portrayals of women, and female spaces in antiquity.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

CS3490G: Late Antiquity (Meyer)
This course explores the world of the late Roman Empire from the "crisis" of the third century AD onward, including figures such as Constantine the Great and Julian the Apostate. It examines the political, religious, intellectual and social history of the late Empire through literature, documentary texts, and material culture.
3 hours, 0.5 course

CS3500G: Greek and Roman Painting (Wilson)
A survey of Greek and Roman panel and wall painting, focusing on examples from Classical Athens, royal Macedonian tombs, and frescos of the Late Republic and Early Empire in Rome and Pompeii and Herculaneum.  Emphasis will be placed on the social and historical meaning of these panel and wall paintings.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

CS3530E: Greek Art and Archaeology (Wilson)
A survey of the art and archaeology of ancient Greece from the Dark Ages through the Classical period (1050 – 323 BCE), focusing on the architecture, sculpture, and painting of the 6th and 5th centuries (c. 600 – 400 BCE), and the meaning and function of material culture in ancient Greek society.
Prerequisite(s): Classical Studies 1000 or permission of instructor.
Cross-Listed with VAH2247E.
3 lecture hours; 1.0 course

CS3550E: Archaeology of Rome and Italy (Greene)
Ancient Rome was one of the most dynamic, powerful, and accomplished societies to have ever existed. In a mere five centuries, Rome grew from a small hilltop village in central Italy to a vast empire that controlled the entire Mediterranean. This course will look at the archaeological remains from Italy dating from ca. 800 BC to 300 AD. It tracks Rome's beginnings as a small settlement followed by monarchy, to its long period as a Republic ruled by wealthy elites and its transition into a vast empire ruled by a single imperial figure. We will explore the remains of houses, temples, bars, bathhouses, warehouses and apartment buildings in the major Italian cities such as Rome, Ostia, Veii, Pompeii, and Herculaneum.
Prerequisite(s): Classical Studies 1000, or permission of instructor.
3 hours, 1.0 course

CS3903G: Greece and the East: from Prehistory to the Hellenistic Period (Pratt)
From the Neolithic to Hellenistic period, Near Eastern, Anatolian, and Egyptian cultures often came into contact with people living on the Greek archipelago. The reasons behind these interactions varied over time and space. In this course, we will examine the broader trajectory of eastern Mediterranean networks as they fluctuated between small- and large-scale connections, guided by migration, trade, war, and diplomacy. How did these changing networks affect the evolution of these cultures, both Greek and non-Greek? In what ways do we see the shaping of identities through similarities and differences between East and West?  In this course we will explore the historical interactions between Greece and its eastern neighbors through archaeological discoveries and primary texts. Focus is placed not only on trade and diplomacy, but also the resultant hybridized cultures that are visible through art and material remains more generally. 
3 lecture hours; 0.5 credit

CS3904F: The Life and Legacy of Julius Caesar (Nousek)
From antiquity to Shakespeare to HBO’s Rome, the figure of Julius Caesar continues to fascinate. Through close readings of ancient sources, modern scholarship, and examination of later uses (and abuses) of Caesar’s image, we will examine the many facets of one of ancient Rome’s most famous individuals. Among the topics to be considered are: Caesar’s life and career, his literary output, his influence on imperial ideology, and his reception and legacy in modern Western culture.
3 lecture hours; 0.5 course

CS3905F: The Archaeology of Athens (Wilson)
This course is a survey of the topography, monuments, and material culture of ancient Athens with a focus on the time of her greatest power and influence during the 6th and 5th Cs. BCE. The archaeological evidence will be examined within the social, political, and historical contexts of the city in both the private/domestic and public (secular/sacred) spheres.
Prerequisite(s): CS1000 or VAH1040 or 2 of VAH1041A/B-VAH1045A/B or permission of department
3 lecture hours; 0.5 course

CS4999E: Honors Thesis (Independent Study)
Instruction in selection of topic, directed readings, research and writing of thesis. Restricted to fourth year students normally registered in the Honors Specialization in Classical Studies with a modular average of at least 80%. Application to the Undergraduate Chair of Classical Studies will be required by the April preceding the student’s final year.
Prerequisite(s): At least 1.0 course at the 3000-level in the discipline area of the thesis topic and permission of Department 

Planned for Summer 2019

CS3010F/G: Study Tour to Greece: Ancient Greek History, Archaeology & Culture (Steinbock/Pratt)
This intensive 3-week long study tour to Greece offers students a unique international learning experience. Ancient Greek History, literature and culture will be discussed in direct relation to the physical remains museums and archaeological sites, such as the Athenian Acropolis, Delphi, Olympia and Mycenae.
Prerequisite(s): Any Classical Studies course on the 1000-2999 level and permission of the instructor.
Extra Information: Field Trip to Greece, minimum of 39 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

CS4580F: Vindolanda Field School – Summer Course (Greene/Meyer)
This course is a 5 or 6 week (dependent on the year) study abroad experience in northern England. Students participate five days per week on the archaeological excavation at the Roman fort at Vindolanda, learning practical techniques of field archaeology. Weekends are spent taking field trips to the historical sites of Northern England and Scotland.
Prerequisite(s): 0.5 Classical Studies course at the 3000-3999 level and permission of the instructor.
Extra Information: field trip to Great Britain, 0.5 course