Currently Offered Courses - Fall 2019

CLCV 102 - Medical Terms-GRK & LAT Roots

Introduction to the study of the Greek and Latin roots of contemporary medical terminology and to the linguistic patterns governing their combination and usage.

CLCV 111 - Mythology of Greece and Rome

Study of the major myths of Greece and Rome and their impact upon later art, music, and literature. Credit is not given for both CLCV 111 and CLCV 115.

CLCV 114 - Introduction to Greek Culture

Studies the social and cultural life in Greece during the classical period.

CLCV 115 - Mythology of Greece and Rome

Studies the major myths of Greece and Rome and their impact upon later art, music, and literature. Shares two hours of lecture with CLCV 111; additional hour of lecture-discussion for a closer analysis of topics. Credit is not given for both CLCV 115 and CLCV 111.

CLCV 120 - The Classical Tradition

Survey of the Greco-Roman tradition from late antiquity to the present. Examination of pagan culture in medieval Christianity and Islam, the literary tradition of the Troy tale, the rediscovery of Greek texts and the Florentine Renaissance, classical allusions in Shakespeare and Milton, the political foundation of the U.S. constitution, and the persistence of the classical tradition in contemporary American popular culture.

CLCV 131 - Classical Archaeology, Greece

Introduction to the archaeology of ancient Greece and the Aegean world.

CLCV 199 - Undergraduate Open Seminar

Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

CLCV 203 - Ancient Philosophy

Same as PHIL 203. See PHIL 203.

CLCV 220 - Origins of Western Literature

Origins and development of selected major genres in Western literature, emphasizing the relationship between classical representatives and their modern successors. Same as CWL 220. May be repeated as topic varies.

CLCV 222 - Introduction to Greek and Roman Theater

Survey of Greek and Roman theater; analysis of scripts, productions, and theatrical artifacts as reflections of ancient politics, social climate, gender roles and religious beliefs. Same as CWL 264 and THEA 210. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.

CLCV 224 - American Race and Ethnicity in the Classical Tradition

Survey of American minority cultures and the reception of Greco-Roman culture in literature, film, and politics, with brief units of historical concentration on ancient slavery and proto-racism, Harvard's Indian College, early African-American poets, novelists, educators, and classicists, the Greco-Roman heritage of the Ku Klu Klan, and Civil Rights Movement leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., Huey P. Newton, and Eldridge Cleaver. Other highlights include Derek Walcott's Caribbean/Homeric Omeros, Erin Gruwell's mixed-race Freedom Writers, and Spike Lee's Chi-Raq.

CLCV 231 - Development of Ancient Cities

Monuments and archaeological remains illustrating the development of the Greek and Roman city (polis). Same as ARTH 217 and JS 231. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.

CLCV 240 - Sex & Gender in Antiquity

Understanding of the place of women in ancient societies can be gained through the examination of the ways in which the ancients conceptualized sex and gender. The myths, religion, art and literature of Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Near East contain a wide array of representations of men and women, of their emotions, as well as of their social, legal and political status and relations. Same as CWL 262 and GWS 240.

CLCV 492 - Senior Thesis

Thesis and honors; for candidates for departmental distinction in classical civilization and for other seniors. 2 to 4 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: Senior standing and consent of Classics Honors Program.

CLCV 493 - Independent Reading

Reading in selected fields in consultation with the instructor. 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 8 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: 9 hours of CLCV classes. For majors and minors only.