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Courses in Ancient Greek and Latin are mandatory for all Classics degrees and for the Specialized Honours BA degree in Classical Studies. For all other degrees in Classical Studies, language courses are optional. Students taking a Classical Studies degree are encouraged, however, to make Ancient Greek and/or Latin a component of their Classical Studies degree, especially if they are considering graduate studies in Classics or Ancient History.

Not all of the courses listed below will necessarily be offered in any given year.

With the approval of the Classical Studies program coordinator, and subject to course exclusion and residency requirements, students may be permitted to complete other courses for program credit in Classical Studies.

Browse through the database below to explore courses that will fulfill certain degree requirements in the Classical Studies program.

When registering for classes on the Course Timetable website, be sure to carefully read through the "Notes/Additional Fees" section of each course you select. This section contains important details on delivery methods for each course during the Fall/Winter 2021-2022 term. Remember that REMT & ONLN are completely online courses and LECT, TUT, BLEN and SEMR could have in-person components.

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AP/GK 1000 6.00
Elementary Classical Greek

This course is designed for those who have little or no training in Ancient Greek, which is essentially the Attic dialect spoken and written by the Athenians of the fifth and fourth centuries BC. No ...

AP/LA 1000 6.00
Elementary Latin

This course is designed for those who have little or no training in Latin. No knowledge of the language is assumed. The course focuses on the acquisition of reading skills and the fundamentals of the ...

AP/LA 1010 3.00
Word Power: Building Essential English Vocabulary Using Latin And Greek Roots

This course is designed to teach students how to build their vocabulary systematically through the study of Latin and Greek elements in essential English words in a variety of fields and to learn how to ...

AP/LA 1020 3.00
Spoken Latin

This course is intended for students seeking a basic introduction to Latin or experience in spoken Latin. No prior knowledge of Latin is assumed. Emphasis is on the acquisition of Latin through speaking, hearing, and ...

AP/HUMA 1100 9.00
The Worlds Of Ancient Greece And Rome

A study of the classical world with a view to understanding the origin and evolution of some of the literary, philosophical, and political ideals of ancient Greece and Rome. Materials for this study will be ...

AP/HIST 1100 6.00
Gladiators, Gods, Gigolos, And Goths: Reading Roman Society, C.200 Bce-C.500 Ce

Ancient Roman society is one of the most strangely familiar of all past societies. It is in many ways recognizable, since it helped form the modern societies of western Europe; yet it also had features ...

AP/HUMA 1105 9.00
Myth And Imagination In Greece And Rome

The mythical narratives of the ancient Greeks and the Romans constitute a continuous tradition that extends from before the reach of history to the present day. Myths survive in literary texts and visual art because ...

AP/HUMA 1106 9.00
Egypt In The Greek And Roman Mediterranean

An examination of Egypt and Egyptians in the imagination and history of the cultures of the Greek and Roman Mediterranean.

AP/HUMA 1110 9.00
Greek And Biblical Traditions

ANCILLARY COURSE. A study of early Mesopotamian, Greek, Jewish and Christian literature (1) to understand its original meanings and (2) to explore its relevance to our search for personal ethical norms, images of female and ...

AP/HUMA 1115 9.00
Transformation Of Ancient Literature

Many great writers have reused the literature of the past in order to create new works of art. In order to understand the works of Shakespeare, Milton, Racine, Montaigne, Sartre, and Shaw, among others, we ...

GL/HIST 1618 3.00
Ancient Roots Of Modern History

This course examines the discipline of history through the major works of Greek and Roman antiquity. The course begins with the origins of the historical discipline and proceeds to examine how it changed in response ...

GL/HUMA 1622 6.00
Introductory Latin

A course for students with little or no previous training in Latin. The course covers the rudiments of Latin grammar and provides practice in the translation into English or French of sentences and short passages ...

AP/HUMA 1710 6.00
The Roots Of Western Culture: The Ancient World (C. 1000 Bc-Ad 400)

Two historical cultures have had an important role in shaping modern thought: the Graeco-Roman and Judaeo-Christian. This course explores these cultures through selective study of their literature, philosophy and religious thought. Successful completion of this ...

AP/GK 2000 6.00
Intermediate Classical And Biblical Greek

The course concentrates on building knowledge of grammar and vocabulary with the aim of reading passages in original Greek. The first part of the course consists of review of grammar and vocabulary presented in GK ...

AP/LA 2000 6.00
Intermediate Latin

The course begins with a review of Latin grammar and syntax and then concentrates on the reading of selected passages from Latin prose and verse in the original Latin. Selections may include passages from Ovid, ...

AP/PHIL 2015 3.00
Introduction To Ancient Greek Philosophy

An introduction to the main figures and problems in ancient Greek philosophy. The course focuses on the views of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle but aims at a broader understanding of ancient Greek philosophy by relating ...

AP/HIST 2100 6.00
Ancient Greece And Rome

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This course offers a general introduction to the history of ancient Greece and Rome. It surveys the ancient world from the Greek Bronze Age in the second millennium B.C. until the fall of the Western ...

AP/HUMA 2100 6.00
The World Of The Ancient Greeks

A study of the culture of the Greek speaking peoples of the Hellenic and Hellenistic Mediterranean at various points in their development and evolution. Areas of cultural endeavours to be explored include drama, epic, gender, ...

AP/HUMA 2105 6.00
Roman Literature And Culture

An introduction to Roman literature and culture, circa 200 BC to AD 200. Emphasis is placed on the literature, art and architecture of the Romans and on the impact of Roman culture on those peoples ...

AP/HIST 2110 6.00
Ancient Near East

ANCILLARY COURSE. Civilization began in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) and then Egypt. Shortly thereafter, civilizations developed all over the Near East (modern Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, and Iran). This course surveys major developments in the ...

AP/ANTH 2140 3.00
Introduction To Archaeology & Palaeoanthropology

ANCILLARY COURSE. This course explores the biological evolution of human beings and historical development of human societies; the methods that palaeoanthropologists and archaeologists use to study the past; and the social context of such endeavours ...

AP/ANTH 2140 6.00
Introduction To Archaeology & Palaeoanthropology

ANCILLARY COURSE. This course explores the biological evolution of human beings and historical development of human societies; the methods that palaeoanthropologists and archaeologists use to study the past; and the social context of such endeavours ...

AP/ANTH 2150 6.00
Early Civilizations

ANCILLARY COURSE. This course introduces students to anthropological archaeology's view of ancient civilizations and illuminates the web of connections that links them to 21st century global civilization.

AP/ANTH 2150 3.00
Early Civilizations

ANCILLARY COURSE. This course introduces students to anthropological archaeology's view of ancient civilizations and illuminates the web of connections that links them to 21st century global civilization.

AP/HIST 2150 6.00
Classical Greek And Roman Archaeology: An Introduction

The course provides an introduction to the history, theory and methodology of Classical Greek and Roman Archaeology. It examines key archaeological excavations in the Graeco-Roman world to explore the history of Greek and Roman archaeology, ...

GL/HIST 2635 6.00
Introduction À L'Histoire Ancienne

The course concludes by comparing several ancient societies (e.g. pre- contact North America, Neolithic Europe, and Easter Island), and discussing how archaeology is used to understand recent historic events and contemporary life. Throughout the course, ...

GL/PHIL 2645 6.00
Ancient Philosophy And Political Theory

The development of inquiry about the order of nature and society is traced. Special attention is given to the ethical and political theories of Plato and Aristotle.

GL/EN 2900 3.00
Sex, Swords, And Sandals: Classical Foundations Of English Literature

This course studies classical Greco-Roman texts and mythology, which have influenced the development of English literature, through a variety of theoretical approaches, including Freudian psychoanalytical readings and Jungian archetypal criticism.

GL/HUMA 2922 6.00
Intermediate Latin

The course surveys advanced Classical Latin grammar and syntax and then proceeds to the translation of selected original passages from Latin prose and verse; selections may include passages from Classical Latin authors and Medieval Latin.

GL/HIST 2932 3.00
Ancient Greece

This course explores ancient Mediterranean history from the early third millennium BCE through the rise and fall of Alexander the Great in the third century BCE. Proceeding chronologically, the course emphasizes the interdependence of social-political ...

GL/HIST 2935 3.00
Ancient Rome

This course surveys the History of Ancient Rome from the founding of the Republic (753 BCE) to the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century. Proceeding chronologically, the course emphasizes the interdependence of ...

AP/LA 3010 3.00
Roman Epic Poetry

A study of two Augustan epics: Vergil's Aeneid and Ovid's Metamorphoses.

AP/GK 3010 3.00
Greek Tragedy

A study of the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. Prerequisite: AP/GK 2000 6.00 or permission of director of classical studies. Course credit exclusion: AP/GK 4010 3.00. PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Prerequisite: AS/GK 2000 6.00 ...

AP/LA 3020 3.00
Roman Lyric Poetry

A study of selected works of lyric poetry by authors such as Catullus and Horace.

AP/GK 3030 3.00
Greek Epic Poetry

This course involves a guided reading of one or more books of Homer's Iliad or Odyssey in the original ANCIENT GREEK. The course is only suitable for students at an advanced level of language study.

AP/LA 3030 3.00
Roman Elegiac Poetry

This course focuses on the elegiac poetry written by three Roman elegiac poets of the Augustan Age: Propertius, Tibullus, and Ovid. Course work involves on reading and translating the Latin texts with full understanding of ...

AP/GK 3040 3.00
Greek Historians

This course involves a guided reading from the works of one or more ancient Greek historians (Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon) in the original ANCIENT GREEK. The course is only suitable for students at an advanced level ...

AP/LA 3040 3.00
Roman Philosophical Writings

This course focuses on the prose works of the Roman philosophical writers Cicero and Seneca the Younger. Course work involves reading and translating the Latin texts with attention to grammar, syntax, morphology, vocabulary, and contexts ...

AP/GK 3050 3.00
Socrates

This course studies the 5th-century BC Athenian philosopher Socrates through a guided reading of the earliest sources, Plato and/or Xenophon, in the original ANCIENT GREEK. The course is only suitable for students at an advanced ...

AP/LA 3050 6.00
Survey Of Latin Literature

A reading of select works of Latin literature in the ORIGINAL LATIN.

AP/GK 3060 3.00
Greek Rhetoric

A Study of Greek prose style and the principals of Greek rhetoric.

AP/LA 3060 3.00
Roman Historians

The course examines the main principles of Roman historiography through a close study in the original Latin of the work of one or more Roman historians.

AP/PHIL 3061 3.00
Plato

A critical examination of the philosophy of Plato which aims to provide a strong foundational understanding of Plato’s views on a range of metaphysical, epistemological, ethical or political topics.

AP/PHIL 3065 3.00
Aristotle

A critical examination of the philosophy of Aristotle which aims to provide a strong foundational understanding of Plato’s views on a range of metaphysical, epistemological, scientific, ethical or political topics. 

AP/GK 3070 3.00
Early Greek Poetry

This course introduces students to Greek poetry of the Archaic Period (c.700-480 BC) through a guided reading of a selection of poems in the original ANCIENT GREEK. In addition to the study of their language ...

AP/LA 3070 3.00
Roman Rhetoric

The course examines the main principles of Roman rhetoric through a study in the original Latin of selected speeches of Cicero, speeches incorporated into other Roman prose texts, and passages from works of rhetorical theory.

AP/GK 3080 3.00
Later Greek Prose

This course introduces students to Greek prose of the Roman Imperial Period through a guided reading of selected texts in the original ANCIENT GREEK. In addition to the study of language and literary form, the ...

AP/LA 3080 3.00
Roman Drama

A reading of select works of Latin drama in the ORIGINAL LATIN.

AP/HUMA 3100 6.00
Greek Drama And Culture

A survey of ancient Greek drama in translation. The plays will be looked at mainly in terms of structure, religious thought, and political expression.

AP/HUMA 3102 3.00
Ancient Greek Tragic Drama

An overview of the society, culture, politics and history of fifth-century Athens providing the context for a close reading of selected ancient Greek tragedies and a range of modern critical approaches to Greek tragedy.

AP/HUMA 3103 6.00
Children And Childhood In The Ancient Mediterranean World

This course examines childhood experience and the social construction of childhood in the ancient Mediterranean from the Bronze Age down to the end of classical antiquity.

AP/HUMA 3103 3.00
Children And Childhood In The Ancient Mediterranean World

This course examines childhood experience and the social construction of childhood in the ancient Mediterranean from the Bronze Age down to the end of classical antiquity.

AP/HUMA 3104 6.00
Eros And Amor: Sex And Gender In Graeco-Roman Literature

Examines issues of gender and sexuality in Greco-Roman culture through reading Greek and Roman literature in translation.

AP/HUMA 3105 6.00
Greek And Roman Religion

This course examines Greek and Roman religious beliefs and practices from an interdisciplinary perspective. Special attention is given to four major approaches to the divine (ritual, myth, art and philosophy) and their integration with other ...

AP/CLST 3106 6.00
Writing Lives: Graeco-Roman Biography

Crosslisted CLST 3106/HUMA 3106 6.0/RLST 3106 6.0 Why do ancient people write about the lives of others? What were ancient people doing when they wrote about themselves? This course explores biographical and autobiographical writing in ...

AP/HUMA 3107 6.00
Roman Republican Literature

This course surveys the literature and culture of the Roman Republic, 509 - 31 BCE. Beginning with the material and cultural record of pre-historical Rome in the 7th to 3rd centuries, this course examines the ...

AP/HUMA 3108 6.00
Ancient Greek And Roman Comic Drama

This course explores the evolving tradition of ancient Greek and Roman comic drama from later fifth-century BCE Athens to the early second-century Roman Republic, studying the works of the playwrights Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus and Terence, ...

AP/HUMA 3109 3.00
Law And Culture In The Ancient World

A survey of legal concepts, practices, and narratives in the ancient world (Greece, Rome, and the Near East). Students will learn how the law is shaped by culture and history and how law and legal ...

AP/HUMA 3109 6.00
Law And Culture In The Ancient World

A survey of legal concepts, practices, and narratives in the ancient world (Greece, Rome, and the Near East). Students will learn how the law is shaped by culture and history and how law and legal ...

AP/HIST 3110 6.00
Ancient Israel: From Its Origins In The Settlement To The Babylonian Exile

ANCILLARY COURSE. Investigations include methodological limitations; Old Testament, archaeology and ideology; Israel's origins; the settlement of Canaan; Philistia and the Israelite state; the Davidic Revolutions; the twin kingdoms; Assyria, Babylonia and the end of the ...

AP/HUMA 3110 6.00
Roman Culture And Society

This course examines literature, art and architecture in its social and cultural context within a specified period of Roman history. The course may focus on either the late Republic or the age of Augustus of ...

AP/LA 3110 3.00
The Roman Novel

A reading of selections from Apuleius, Metamorphoses and/or Petronius, Satyricain the ORIGINAL LATIN.

AP/HUMA 3115 6.00
Myth In Ancient Greece: Texts And Theories

This course examines Greek myths of gods and heroes in their social, religious and historical contexts through close reading of primary texts and visual representations and through analysis of modern comparative, psychoanalytical and structuralist theories.

AP/LA 3120 3.00
Roman Satire

A reading of select works of Latin satire in the ORIGINAL LATIN.

AP/HIST 3120 6.00
Classical Athens: State And Society

This course studies Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries BC, concentrating on social and economic structures and institutions.

AP/HIST 3125 3.00
Sport And Society In Ancient Greece

Sport occupied an important place in the highly competitive society of ancient Greece. This course explores the history of Greek sport from its first appearance in the poems of Homer down into the Roman period, ...

AP/HIST 3130 6.00
The Roman Revolution

The slow decline of the Roman Republican system offers historians one of, if not the, greatest and most detailed pictures of a government's collapse. In this course, we will study that collapse and what it ...

AP/HIST 3131 6.00
Rome And Empire: War To Pax Romana

At its height, the Roman Empire stretched from the snows of Scotland to the sands of Egypt. A population of around sixty million people lived and died within its frontiers. It endured for hundreds of ...

AP/HIST 3135 3.00
Spectacle And Society In Ancient Rome

The course traces the development of gladiatorial presentations, chariot-races, and other public spectacles in Rome, Italy, and the provinces of the Roman Empire from c. 200 B.C. to A.D. 400. It concentrates on their changing ...

AP/HIST 3136 6.00
Roman Spain: Archaeology And History

The course examines the historical value of archaeological evidence by applying archaeological theory and method to the excavation of a late-Iberian/early-Roman site of Cabrera de Mar, Barcelona, Spain.

AP/HIST 3140 3.00
The City In The Roman World

"No city has existed in the whole world that could be compared with Rome for size," wrote Pliny the Elder during the first century AD. He would have been equally correct to add that the ...

GL/HIST 3141 3.00
Sports And Games In The Ancient World

This course explores ancient sports and games in their historical, political, social, religious, and cultural contexts. Archaeological, iconographical, epigraphical, and literary evidence are studied to understand athletics in Greece and games in Rome and to ...

GL/HIST 3142 3.00
Inventing Barbarians: Race And Identity In The Ancient World

This course studies how Greeks and Romans defined their own identity and those of others. Based on the reading of ancient texts (in translation) and the analysis of iconographic material, students reflect on the concepts ...

AP/HIST 3145 3.00
Roman Britain

This course studies the history of Roman Britain from Julius Caesar’s invasions of Britain in 55 and 54 BC until the end of Roman rule in the 5th century AD.

AP/HIST 3150 6.00
Early Greek History

This course examines the political, social, economic and intellectual history of Greece in the Bronze Age and the Archaic Period. It covers Mycenaean Greece, the Dark Age, and the rise of the city-state and culminates ...

AP/HIST 3152 6.00
Classical Greek History

This course examines the history of Classical Greece.

AP/HIST 3154 3.00
Egypt From Alexander To Cleopatra

The occupation of Egypt by Alexander the Great and the establishment of the Ptolemaic monarchy resulted in a significant influx of settlers from all around the Greek world. In this course, we examine the complex ...

AP/HIST 3155 3.00
Egypt After Cleopatra: Society And Culture In A Roman Province

Trailer. When Egypt came under Roman rule in 30 BC, its administrative machinery certainly changed. But what of the social and cultural impacts of these transitions? Did the inhabitants of Egypt begin to identify as ...

AP/HIST 3160 6.00
Women And Gender In Ancient Greece And Rome

This course challenges the traditional dichotomy of women's and great man history by addressing questions of gender roles and their social functions in Greek and Roman society. Surviving evidence from the ancient world is primarily ...

GL/HIST 3161 6.00
Genre Et Sexualité En Grèce Ancienne Et Dans Le Monde Romain

Ce cours propose d’étudier les rapports hommes-femmes et la pluralité des féminins et des masculins dans les mondes grec et romain.

AP/HIST 3180 6.00
The Rise And Fall Of The Sassanian Empire

ANCILLARY COURSE. The course will cover the origins of the Sassanians of Iran, their rise and domination of the Middle East, and their subsequent defeat and fall at the hands of the Arab Muslims.

AP/HUMA 3421 3.00
Origins Of Christianity I

This course explores the literary, social and cultural context of the apostle Paul and the recipients of his letters while also considering the legacies of Paul after his death.

AP/HUMA 3422 3.00
Origins Of Christianity Ii

This course takes a historical approach to writings produced in the second generation of the Jesus movements, including the gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John.

AP/HUMA 3423 3.00
The New Testament Apocrypha

ANCILLARY COURSE. This course analyzes texts excluded from the New Testament, such as the Gospel of Thomas, the Infancy Gospel of James, and the Apocalypse of Peter. It discusses what these texts truly say about ...

AP/HUMA 3435 3.00
Augustine

A study of the life and seminal ideas of Augustine of Hippo. Setting his ideas in the context of his life story, the course explores his teaching on such themes as religion, education, philosophy, grade ...

AP/HUMA 3439 3.00
How The Irish Saved Civilization

Examines the remarkable cultural achievements of the Irish, how they kept the lamps of learning, literature and material culture (manuscript, painting, ornamental metalwork) burning following the barbarian invasions of the fifth century and the decline ...

AP/HUMA 3457 3.00
Gnosticism

ANCILLARY COURSE. This course examines the early, radical alternative version of Christianity and Judaism based on mystical self-knowledge (gnosis), and the challenge it posed to orthodox views on such issues as authority, the role of ...

AP/PHIL 3600 3.00
Ancient Philosophy

An examination of the background, structure and arguments of one of the great works of Plato or Aristotle. Alternatively, it may also focus on the works of others, including the Presocratics, the Stoics, the Epicureans ...

AP/GK 4010 3.00
Greek Tragedy

A study of one or more of the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, or Euripides in the original ANCIENT GREEK. The course will include a review of ancient Greek grammar and vocabulary. The course is only ...

AP/LA 4010 3.00
Roman Epic Poetry

A study of two Augustan epics: Vergil's Aeneid and Ovid's Metamorphoses.

AP/HIST 4010 6.00
Colloquium In Ancient Greek And Roman History

Advanced colloquium on selected topics in Ancient Greek and/or Roman History. Topics vary from year to year. Please consult the Department of History website for further details.

AP/HIST 4012 3.00
Colloquium In Roman Social History

The course focuses on one or more key topics to deepen students' understanding of key concepts, methodologies and theoretical approaches in Roman social history. Topics vary from year to year, but may include: family and ...

AP/LA 4020 3.00
Roman Lyric Poetry

A study of selected works of lyric poetry by authors such as Catullus and Horace.

AP/GK 4030 3.00
Greek Epic Poetry

Readings from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.

AP/LA 4030 3.00
Roman Elegiac Poetry

This course focuses on the elegiac poetry written by three Roman elegiac poets of the Augustan Age: Propertius, Tibullus, and Ovid. Course work involves reading and translating the Latin texts with attention to grammar, syntax, ...

AP/PHIL 4030 3.00
Seminar In Ancient Philosophy

A close examination of an important work of one of the great ancient philosophers. Alternatively, the seminar may also focus on an important area or theme of ancient philosophy including, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and political ...

AP/POLS 4030 3.00
Classical Political Theory

An analysis of a number of texts in classical political theory, focusing on primary texts rather than secondary works, relevant to Greek, Hellenistic and Roman politics.

AP/PHIL 4031 3.00
Ancient Philosophies Of Life

An experiential education course that explores ancient Greek and Roman philosophies of life. This course blends theory and coursework with reflection on experience to investigate such questions as: What goals should I pursue? What causes ...

AP/GK 4040 3.00
Greek Historians

A study of selected works by Greek historians such as Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon.

AP/LA 4040 3.00
Roman Philosophical Writings

This course focuses on the prose works of the Roman philosophical writers Cicero and Seneca the Younger. Course work involves reading and translating the Latin texts with full understanding of grammar, syntax, morphology, vocabulary, and ...

AP/GK 4050 3.00
Socrates

This course studies the 5th-century Athenian philosopher Socrates through study of the sources, Plato and/or Xenophon, in the original Greek.

AP/LA 4050 6.00
Survey Of Latin Literature

A reading of select works of Latin literature in the ORIGINAL LATIN.

AP/GK 4060 3.00
Greek Rhetoric

A study of one or more rhetorical works in the original Greek. Authors to be studied include Demosthenes, Aeschines, and Lysias.

AP/LA 4060 3.00
Roman Historians

The course examines the main principles of Roman historiography through a close study in the original Latin of the work of one or more Roman historians.

AP/GK 4070 3.00
Early Greek Poetry

This course introduces students to Greek poetry of the Archaic Period (c.700-480 BC) in the original Greek. In addition to the study of their language and literary form, the course also considers the social and ...

AP/LA 4070 3.00
Roman Rhetoric

The course examines the main principles of Roman rhetoric through a study in the original Latin of selected speeches of Cicero, speeches incorporated into other Roman prose texts, and passages from works of rhetorical theory.

AP/GK 4080 3.00
Later Greek Prose

This course introduces students to Greek prose of the Roman Imperial Period in the original Greek. In addition to the study of language and literary form, the course also considers the social and political context ...

AP/LA 4080 3.00
Roman Drama

A reading of select works of Latin drama in the ORIGINAL LATIN.

AP/HIST 4100 6.00
Selected Problems In Israelite History

ANCILLARY COURSE. Problems in the determination of the international relations of the Israelite states in the Iron Age. Sources, written and unwritten, from Israel, Assyria, Babylonia, Egypt and Israel's smaller neighbours will be examined in ...

AP/HUMA 4100 6.00
The Pastoral Lyric Tradition from Ancient Greece to Early Modernity

This course explores the tradition of pastoral lyric poetry from the world of Ptolemaic Alexandria to late medieval and renaissance Europe, studying the pastoral poetry of, among others, Theocritus, Vergil, Moduin of Autun, Petrarch, Boccaccio, ...

AP/HUMA 4101 6.00
Studies In Classical Culture

A study of representative visual and textual narratives in Greek and Roman society which characteristically featured the social, political ideological and programmatic symbols and imagery of their time.

AP/HUMA 4102 6.00
Caligula, Claudius, And Nero: Roman Emperors Between Myth And History

This course focuses on ancient Roman literature and culture in and around the years 37 - 68 CE, spanning the reigns of the emperors Caligula, Claudius and Nero. This period marks the decline and dramatic ...

AP/HUMA 4103 6.00
Interpretations Of Homeric Epic

This course examines the Iliad and the Odyssey through study of some of the various interpretive strategies, both ancient and modern, which have been applied to these texts.

AP/HUMA 4104 6.00
The World Of Apuleius

Thist course examines the social, cultural, economic, and political world of the Roman empire, as revealed in Apuleius' Latin novel, Metamorphoses.

AP/HUMA 4105 6.00
The Rhetorical Tradition

"Rhetoric originated in ancient Greece as the art of speaking in public - in the law courts, in political assemblies, and wherever persuasion and eloquence were valued. For more than two thousand years rhetoric was ...

AP/HUMA 4106 6.00
Writing In A Culture Of Letters

Examines the practice of letter-writing in the classical world.

AP/HUMA 4107 6.00
The Ancient Greek And Roman Novel

"The five surviving Greek romance-novels, which date to the period between the first century AD and perhaps the later fourth century, all belong to the Greek literature of the Roman Empire. Curiously none of these ...

AP/HUMA 4108 3.00
The Ancient Greek Novel

This course studies selected ancient Greek novels in English translation., the social and literary currents which shape their narratives, and their role in the cultural politics of their era.

AP/LA 4110 3.00
The Roman Novel

A reading of selections from Apuleius, Metamorphoses and/or Petronius, Satyrica in the ORIGINAL LATIN.

AP/HIST 4116 6.00
Alexander The Great: Myth And Reality

This course studies the life of Alexander the Great. It seeks to set his achievements within the context of Greek, Macedonian and Near Eastern history, and to disentangle the truth about him from the often ...

AP/LA 4120 3.00
Roman Satire

A reading of select works of Latin satire in the ORIGINAL LATIN.

AP/HIST 4122 6.00
War And Society In Ancient Greece

This course examines the phenomenon of war in ancient Greece, with particular emphasis on its social impact, concentrating on the late Archaic and Classical periods (650-338 BC).

GL/HIST 4125 3.00
Clash Of Civilizations? Cross-Cultural Contacts Between Ancient Greece And Persia

This course studies the contacts between Greeks and Persians, from Cyrus II to Alexander the Great (560-330 BCE). Through diverse types of primary documents (literary, epigraphic, and visual), students examine military, political, and cultural interactions.

AP/GK 4130 3.00
Guided Readings In Greek Authors

An independent reading program with material chosen in accordance with the interest of the student. To enrol, consult the Co-ordinator of Classical Studies.

AP/GK 4130 6.00
Guided Readings In Greek Authors

An independent reading program with material chosen in accordance with the interest of the student. To enrol, consult the Co-ordinator of Classical Studies.

AP/LA 4130 3.00
Guided Readings In Roman Authors

A reading of select works of by Roman authors in the ORIGINAL LATIN.

AP/LA 4130 6.00
Guided Readings In Roman Authors

A reading of select works of by Roman authors in the ORIGINAL LATIN.

AP/HIST 4130 6.00
Problems In Roman History

Selected topics in one or more areas of concentration in the history of ancient Rome.

AP/HIST 4131 6.00
The City Of Rome, 200 Bc-Ad 200

This course examines the history of the City of Rome during the late Republic and early Principate from an archaeological, literary, and art historical perspective.

AP/HIST 4132 6.00
Caesar'S Palace: A Social History Of The Roman Imperial Court

Roman emperors have traditionally been studied from the point of view of the political decisions that they made. Until recently, less emphasis has been given to the court of which they formed the centre. In ...

AP/GK 4140 6.00
Honours Essay

Open only to Honours candidates in Classics, Classical Studies or Hellenic Studies.

AP/LA 4140 6.00
Honours Essay

Open only to Honours candidates in Classics or Classical Studies.

AP/HIST 4140 6.00
Problems In Hellenistic History

Selected topics in one or more areas of concentration in the history of the Mediterranean world of Alexander the Great and his successors.

AP/HIST 4160 6.00
Slavery In Ancient Greece And Rome

This course explores the phenomenon of slavery in Greek and Roman antiquity, from the Bronze Age until the later Roman empire. Three main thematic areas are covered: ancient attitudes to and theories of slavery from ...

GL/HIST 4161 6.00
Food And Society In The Ancient World

This course analyzes the history of food and eating behaviours in ancient Greece and the Roman world. It considers the cultural and historically specific aspects of food related behaviours and engages the diversity of source ...

GL/HIST 4560 6.00
Religion And Society In Ancient Greece

This seminar course explores the relationship between religion, ancient thought and society through forms of worship. It introduces students to the diversity of ancient documents (archaeological, epigraphic and iconographic evidence, as well as literature) and ...

AP/HUMA 4808 6.00
Sex And Violence In The Hebrew Bible

ANCILLARY COURSE. This course attempts a nuanced reading of texts dealing with sexuality and/or violence in the Hebrew Bible. The discussion focuses both on a contextual and on a contemporaneous reading of these texts.

AP/HUMA 4827 3.00
Graeco-Roman, Biblical, And Early Christian Concepts Of The Soul