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CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION / LATIN / ANCIENT GREEK / ETC. Courses: Summer, Fall 2011

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PLEASE NOTE: While 102+ Greek or Latin language courses listed below will have pre-reqs. (e.g., Latin 102 follows Latin 101 in sequence), other courses will not. Note also that all our courses in Classics (CLAS), Latin (LAT), and Greek (GRK) are open to the University community at large, majors and non-majors alike.

CONTACT THE CLASSICS UNDERGRADUATE DIRECTOR, ANDREW SCHOLTZ (ascholtz@binghamton.edu), FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Fall 2011

Culture, Including Ancient History and Philosophy

CLAS 280E: Eternal Cities: Rome & Pompeii – N GenEd, Anthropology crosslist. Chronopoulos.

Rome, Pompeii as windows into the Mediterranean past and its impact today. Rome the eternal city, its layered history. Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried under volcanic ash 79AD, rediscovered 1700s. Archaeology, social history.

CLAS 315:  Satire from Rome to Colbert – C, O and H GenEds, English cross-list. Starks.

Searing wit, unrelenting mockery, socio-political critique from Petronius and Juvenal to Stewart and Colbert. Social thinking across multiple cultures through readings, discussion, viewings, composition and performance.

CLAS 215: Ancient Tragedy, Greece & Rome – H GenEd, Comparative Literature, English, Theatre cross-list. Scholtz.

Ancient Greek, Roman, modern tragedy & other drama. Cultural context, interpretation, performance. What is “tragic” about tragedy? What connects our lives to the ancient plays?

CLAS 280F/ COLI 280P: Love Stories: Anct to Medieval. Pavlovskis-Petit.

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HIST 202: The Greek World – N - Social Science. Kadish.

The ancient Greek world from Minoan-Mycenaean times down to the Roman conquest. Emphasis on continuity and change in Greek society and culture. Particular attention give to the ancient sources.

The ancient Greek world from Minoan-Mycenaean times down to the Roman conquest. Emphasis on continuity and change in Greek society and culture. Particular attention give to the ancient sources.

HIST 300: Ancient Law & Society – N - Social Science and W - Writing (Harpur Req). Kadish.

Character, social origins, role and operation of law in Egypt and the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome.

PHIL 201 A: Plato And Aristotle. Preus.

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Latin Language

LAT 101: Elementary Latin I – Language GenEd. Chronopoulos.

Essential grammar and vocabulary for developing reading skills in classical Latin. For majors and non-majors.

LAT 203: Readings In Latin Literature I Roman Women = Intermediate Latin – Language, H GenEds. Starks.

Review of grammar, introduction to Latin literature, development of reading skills. Lives and experiences of women of all social classes in the Roman world.

LAT 380B: The “Other” in Latin Comedy. Starks.

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Translation, oral Latin, comedy performance. Disfranchised elements of Roman society: slaves, foreigners, women.

Greek Language

GRK 101: Elementary Classical Greek I – Language GenEd. Scholtz.

Essential grammar and vocabulary for developing reading skills in ancient Greek. For majors and non-majors.

GRK 203: Readings In Greek Literature I = Intermediate Greek – Language, H GenEds. Scholtz. Scheduling of class TBA = in consultation with students.

Review and continuation of grammar. Ancient Greek literature read in the original. Thematic focus: What is a classic?

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Ancient Egyptian Language

EGYN 201: Middle Egyptian I – Kadish. Scheduling of class TBA = in consultation with students.

Introduction to the classical stage of the ancient Egyptian language, employed from about 2200 to 1400 BCE, and to the hieroglyphic script in which it was written. Vocabulary, grammar and syntax leading to the reading of ancient texts.

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Summer 2011 - Culture

CLAS 280S: Ancient Greek Literature –H GenEd. Jones-Lewis. DISTANCE LEARNING (online course).

Why does everyone like Homer’s epics? What do people mean when they talk about a Greek chorus? Who wrote the first story about a trip to the moon? Masterpieces of Greek literature, works that have resonated through thousands of years and still shape the way we think about fiction, science, history, and legend in the Western world. Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, Sophocles’ Antigone, Euripides’ Medea, Plato’s Apology, Plutarch’s Life of Antonius, etc.

CLAS 381E: Heroines, Goddesses, Whores and Wives in Antiquity –H, C GenEd. Jansen. DISTANCE LEARNING (online course).

Archetypes of women in Greek and Roman literature, art; the myriad characterizations and depictions of Woman. Antiquity’s views on the role, function and value of women in society. Insight into issues of gender and sexuality within the ancient world. Cultivation of critical-scholarly skills, analytical essay, written expression. All texts will be available online.

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Fall 2011 Schedule Grid

WITH REGARD TO GRK 203, "Readings In Greek Literature I," meeting times & places are TBA. What that means is that students, once they have the rest of the schedule pretty much set, work with the instructor, Andrew Scholtz (ascholtz@binghamton.edu), to work out times and places convenient for everyone.

M T W R
9:40-10:40
Elementary Latin I
LAT 101-01 (Chronopoulos)
10:05-11:05
Elementary Latin I
LAT 101-01 (Chronopoulos)
9:40-10:40
Elementary Latin I
LAT 101-01 (Chronopoulos)
10:05-11:05
Elementary Latin I
LAT 101-01 (Chronopoulos)
10:50-11:50
Elementary Classical Greek I
GRK 101 (Scholtz)
11:40-12:40
Elementary Classical Greek I
GRK 101 (Scholtz)
10:50-11:50
Elementary Classical Greek I
GRK 101 (Scholtz)
11:40-12:40
Elementary Classical Greek I
GRK 101 (Scholtz)
1:10-2:35
Eternal Cities: Rome & Pompeii
CLAS 280E (Chronopoulos)
1:15-2:40
Ancient Tragedy
CLAS 215 (Scholtz)
1:10-2:35
Eternal Cities: Rome & Pompeii
CLAS 280E (Chronopoulos)
1:15-2:40
Ancient Tragedy
CLAS 215 (Scholtz)
2:20-3:45
Readings In Latin Literature I
LAT 203 (Starks)
Roman Women
2:50-4:15
Advanced Latin: Roman Comedy
LAT 380B (Starks)
2:20-3:45
Readings In Latin Literature I
LAT 203 (Starks)
Roman Women
2:50-4:15
Advanced Latin: Roman Comedy
LAT 380B (Starks)
3:30-4:30 MWF
Love Stories: Anct to Medieval CLAS 280F / COLI 280P (Pavlovskis-Petit)
  3:30-4:30 MWF
Love Stories: Anct to Medieval CLAS 280F / COLI 280P (Pavlovskis-Petit)
 
4:40-5:40
Elementary Latin I
LAT 101-02 (Chronopoulos)
4:25-5:25
Elementary Latin I
LAT 101-02 (Chronopoulos)
4:40-5:40
Elementary Latin I
LAT 101-02 (Chronopoulos)
4:25-5:25
Elementary Latin I
LAT 101-02
(Chronopoulos)
  6:00-7:25
Satire from Rome to Colbert CLAS 315 (Starks)
  6:00-7:25
Satire from Rome to Colbert CLAS 315 (Starks)

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Summer 2011 Online Schedule

CLAS 280S 31-May – 1-Jul: Ancient Greek Literature –H GenEd. Jones-Lewis. DISTANCE LEARNING (online course).

CLAS 381E 11-Jul – 12-Aug: Heroines, Goddesses, Whores and Wives in Antiquity – H, C GenEd. Jansen. DISTANCE LEARNING (online course).

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