Course Listings

The following is a list of current course offerings, subject to revision (please check the Directory of Classes for further changes). This list includes courses offered in the Classics Department (course numbers beginning with GREK for Ancient Greek, GRKM for Modern Greek, LATN for Latin, CLLT for Classical Literature, and CLPH for Classical Philology) as well as courses offered through other departments but taught by affiliated faculty (course numbers beginning with HIST for History, PHIL for Philosophy, and AHIS for Art History and Archaeology).

 

Spring 2015

Ancient Studies

Directed Readings
ANCS V3997 Section 001
3pts.

Directed Research
ANCS V3998 Section 001
3pts.

 

Classical Civilization

Roman Religion
CLCV V3006 Section 001
Dan-El P Peralta
Monday and Wednesday 4:10pm-5:25pm
3pts
-Students will study the history of religious activity in the Roman Republic and Empire (6th c. BCE-5th c. CE).

Plato and Confucius: Comparative Ancient Philosophies
CLCV V3535 Section 001
Marcus Folch
Thursday 6:10pm-8:00pm
3pts

Classics and Film
CLCV V3230 Section 001
Kristina Milnor
Tuesday and Thursday 10:10am-11:25am
3pts

-Considers cinematic representations of the ancient Mediterranean world, from early silent films to movies from the present day. Explores films that purport to represent historical events (such as Gladiator) and cinematic versions of ancient texts (Pasolini'sMedea). Readings include ancient literature and modern criticism.

Identity and Society in Ancient Egypt
CLCV V3535
Section 001
Deborah Vischak
Tuesday and Thursday 2:40pm - 3:55pm
3pts

Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece
CLCV W4110
Section 001
Helene Foley
Tuesday and Thursday 2:40pm - 3:55pm
3pts

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of the instructor.
- Examination of the ways in which gender and sexuality are constructed in ancient Greek society and represented in literature and art, with attention to scientific theory, ritual practice, and philosophical speculation. Topics include conceptions of the body, erotic and homoerotic literature and practice, legal constraints, pornography, rape, and prostitution.

Roman Law
James Zetzel
Monday and Wednesday  2:40-3:55pm
3pts

-Examines the history of the development of Roman law and legal thought. The role of law in Roman society. Introductions to Roman methods of legal analysis, with emphasis on study and class discussion of cases from the Roman jurists.

 

Classical Literature

 

Classical Philology

Approaches to Antiquity
CLPH G4300 Section 001
Marcus Folch
Friday 2:10pm-4pm
3pts.

Directed Readings
CLPH G4902 Section 001
3pts.

Directed Reading and Research
CLPH G8902 Section 001
3pts.

 

Greek

Elementary I
GREK V1101 Section 001
Collomia Charles
Monday and Wednesday 4:10pm-6:00pm
4pts.
- For students who have never studied Greek. An intensive study of grammar with reading and writing of simple Attic prose.

Elementary II
GREK V1102 Section 001
Elia Ruben Rudoni
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:10pm - 2:25pm
4pts.
Prerequisites: GREK V1101 or the equivalent, or the permission of the instructor or the director of undergraduate studies
Continuation of grammar study begun in GREK V1101; selections from Attic prose.

Elementary II
GREK V1102 Section 002
Simone A Oppen
Tuesday and Thursday 6:10pm - 8pm
4pts.
Prerequisites: GREK V1101 or the equivalent, or the permission of the instructor or the director of undergraduate studies
Continuation of grammar study begun in GREK V1101; selections from Attic prose.

Intermediate Prose
GREK V1201 Section 001
Elizabeth W Scharffenberger
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 11:40am - 12:55pm
4pts.
Prerequisites: GREK V1101-1102 or the equivalent.
Selections form Attic prose.

Intermediate II: Homer
GREK V1202 Section 001
Helene P Foley
Tuesday and Thursday 11:40am - 12:55pm
4pts.
Prerequisites: GREK V1101-V1102 or the equivalent.
Detailed grammatical and literary study of several books of the Iliad and introduction to the techniques or oral poetry, to the Homeric hexameter, and to the historical background of Homer.

Selections from Greek Literature II: Homer and Hesiod
GREK V3310 Section 001
Deborah Steiner
Tuesday and Thursday 2:40pm-3:55pm
3pts.
Prerequisites: GREK V1201-V1202 or the equivalent

Directed Readings
GREK V3997 Section 001
3pts.

Supervised Research
GREK V3998 Section 001
3pts.

Selections from Greek Literature: Thucydides
GREK W4010 Section 001
Daniel J Tober
Monday and Wednesday 6:10pm-7:25pm
3pts.
Prerequisites: GREK V1201-V1202 or the equivalent

History of Greek Literature II
GREK W4106 Section 001
Marco Fantuzzi
Monday and Wednesday 11:00am - 12:55pm
4pts.
Prerequisites: At least two terms of Greek at the 3000 level or higher
Greek literature of the 4th century B.C. and of the Hellenistic and Imperial Ages.

Elements of Greek Prose Style
GREK W4139 Section 001
Elizabeth Scharffenberger
Tuesday and Thursday 10:10am - 11:25am
3pts
Prerequisites: At least four terms of Greek, or the equivalent.
- An intensive review of Greek syntax with translation of English sentences and paragraphs into Attic Greek.

Happy Ending Loves: From Antilochus to Longus
GREK G8000 Section 001
Marco Fantuzzi
Wednesday 6:10pm-8pm
3pts.

 

Latin

Elementary I
LATN V1101 Section 001
Giulia Bonasio
Tuesday and Thursday 6:10pm - 8pm
4pts.
-For students who have never studied Latin. An intensive study of grammar with reading of simple prose and poetry.

Elementary II
LATN V1102 Section 001
Collomia Charles
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:10am-11:25am
4pts.
Prerequisites: LATN V1101
- A continuation of LATN V1101, including a review of grammar and syntax for students whose study of Latin has been interrupted.

Elementary II
LATN V1102 Section 002
Anna D Conser
Monday and Wednesday 6:10pm - 8pm
4pts.
Prerequisites: LATN V1101
- A continuation of LATN V1101, including a review of grammar and syntax for students whose study of Latin has been interrupted.

Elementary II
LATN V1102 Section 003
Ashley E Simone
Monday and Wednesday 4:10pm - 6pm
4pts.
Prerequisites: LATN V1101
- A continuation of LATN V1101, including a review of grammar and syntax for students whose study of Latin has been interrupted.

Intensive Elementary
LATN V1121 Section 001
Collomia Charles
Tuesday and Thursday 4:10pm - 6pm
4pts.
- Designed to cover all of Latin grammar and syntax in one semester in order to prepare the student to enter LATN V1201 or V1202.

Intermediate Latin I
LATN V1201 Section 001
Carmela V Franklin
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 11:40am - 12:55pm
4pts.
Prerequisites: LATN V1101-V1102, or LATN V1121, or the equivalent.
- Selections from Catullus and from Cicero or Caesar.

Intermediate Latin II
LATN V1202 Section 001
Gareth Williams
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:40am - 12:55pm
4pts.

Prerequisites: LATN V1201 or the equivalent.
- Selections from Ovid's Metamorphoses and from Sallust, Livy, Seneca, or Pliny.

Intermediate Latin II
LATN V1202 Section 002
Ursula M Poole
Monday and Wednesday 6:10pm - 8:00pm
4pts.
Prerequisites: LATN V1201 or the equivalent.
- Selections from Ovid's Metamorphoses and from Sallust, Livy, Seneca, or Pliny.

Selections from Latin Literature: Vergil
LATN V3310 Section 001
James Zetzel
Monday and Wednesday 10:10am - 11:25am
3pts.
Prerequisites: LATN V3012 or the equivalent.

Directed Readings
LATN V3997 Section 001
3 pts.

Supervised Research
LATN V3998 Section 001
3pts.

Selections from Latin Literature: Cicero Life and LEtters
LATN W4010 Section 001
Katharina Volk
Monday and Wednesday 11:40am - 12:55pm
3pts.
Prerequisites: LATN V3012 or the equivalent.

Latin Literature of the Empire
LATN W4106 Section 001
Katharina Volk
Monday and Wednesday 4:10pm - 6:00pm
4pts.

Prerequisites: At least two terms of Latin at the 3000 level or higher.
- Latin literature from Augustus to 600 C.E.

Medieval Latin: Renaissance
LATN W4152 Section 001
Carmela Franklin
Tuesday and Thursday 2:40pm - 3:55pm
3pts.

Martial
LATN G8400
Kristina Milnor
Thursday 2:10-4pm
3pts.

 

Modern Greek

Introduction to Modern Greek Language and Culture II
GRKM V1102 Section 001
Maria Hadjipolycarpou
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am - 10:50am
4pts.
Prerequisites: GRKM V1101 or the equivalent.
- This second semester course is designed for students who have taken the first semester course V 1101 or the equivalent. It focuses on Greek as it is written and spoken in Greece today.

Intermediate Modern Greek Language and Culture II
GRKM V1202 Section 001
Maria Hadjipolycarpou
Tuesday and Thursday 11:00am - 12:50am
4pts.
- This second semester course is designed for students who have taken the first semester course V 1201 or the equivalent. Students are also required to take the conversation class GRKM W1212.

Intermediate Modern Greek Conversation
GRKM W1212 Section 001
Maria Hadjipolycarpou
Friday 11:00am-11:50am
4pts.
Prerequisites: GRKM V1101 or the equivalent.
- For students in GRKM V1202; but also open to students not enrolled in V1201 above, who wish to improve their spoken modern Greek.

The Making of Modern Greek Poetry 
GRKM V3306 Section 001
Maria Hadjipolycarpou
Monday and Wednesday 4:10pm - 5:25pm
3pts.

The World Responds to the Greeks: Greece Faces East
CLGM V3920
Stathis Gourgouris
Wednesday 12:10pm-2:00pm
3pts
- This course is an antidote to Contemporary Civilization and Literature Humanities, considering the real, imagined, and forgotten ways that "Greece" was connected to the "East," from antiquity to the present, rather than the ways Greek culture and thought paved the way to "Western Civilization." The course fulfills the Global Core requirement.

Senior Research Seminar
GRKM V3998
Vangelis Calotychos
Wednesday 10:00am-12:00pm
4pts
- This course is primarily designed for students writing a senior thesis or undertaking advanced research on modern Greece or Greek Diaspora topics in all disciplines. Students not engaged in writing a senior thesis but interested in working on a research topic require the prior permission of the instructor: ec2268@columbia.edu

Directed Readings
GRKM V3997 Section 001
1-4pts.

Senior Research Seminar
GRKM V3998 Section 001
1-4pts

Diaspora Literature
GRKM V4920 Section 001
Karen R Van Dyck
Tuesday 6:10pm - 8:00pm
4pts.

Directed Readings
GRKM W4997 Section 001
3pts.

Affiliated Courses

Roman Art & Architecture
AHIS V3250 Section 001
Francesco de Angelis
Monday and Wednesday 2:40-3:55pm
3pts
- The architecture, sculpture, and painting of ancient Rome from the 2nd century B.C. to the end of the Empire in the West.

Art, Archaeology and History of Anatolia
AHIS W4176 Section 001
A. Ozyar
Tuesday and Thursday 2:40-3:55pm
3pts
- The architecture, sculpture, and painting of ancient Rome from the 2nd century B.C. to the end of the Empire in the West.

Early Dynastic Art and Archaeology
AHIS G8166 Section 001
Zainab Bahrani
Monday 4:10-6pm
3pts
- This seminar investigates the art and archaeology of the Sumerian city-states in Mesopotamia, focusing on sculpture, architecture, material culture, and the historical scholarship and scholarly debates regarding this era. Advanced knowledge of the ancient Near East is expected of seminar participants. The seminar readings will consist primarily of archaeological site reports and historical texts, as well as secondary literature on the third millennium BC accompanied by some readings in archaeological and critical theories. Students will be expected to research and compile the bibliographies for each of the Early Dynastic sites for their presentations and final papers.

Greek Myths in Etruria: Images, Cultural Memory, and Identity
AHIS G8262 Section 001
Francesco de Angelis
Monday 11-12:50pm
3pts
- The course will investigate the diffusion of Greek mythological images in Etruria, Southern Italy, and Rome from the Archaic to the Late Republican period (ca. 630 to 30 BCE). Among the issues which we will address there are: Why were peoples like the Etruscans or the Romans so keen on using Greek myth, and why did they not develop (to the same extent, at least) a mythic imagery of their own? What changes did myth undergo in the process of diffusion from Greece to the indigenous cultures in Italy? How can we use the verbal, narrative dimension of mythological scenes to get information about societies for which we do not have written sources?

Ancient History of Egypt
HIST W1020 Section 001
Marc Van de Mieroop
Tuesday and Thursday 4:10pm-5:25pm
3pts

The Romans and the Empire
HIST W1020 Section 001
William V Harris
Monday and Wednesday 4:10pm-5:25pm
3pts

Jews and Judaism in Antiquity
HIST W3611 Section 001
Seth Schwartz
Monday and Wednesday 10:10am-11:25am
3pts

- This course focuses on the varieties of Judaism in antiquity, from Cyrus the Great to the Muslim Conquest of Syria, and the emergence of rabbinic Judaism. Special emphasis is placed on hellenization, sectarianism, and the changes precipitated by the destruction of the Jerusalem temple.

The Roman World in Late Antiquity
HIST W4010 Section 001
Giovanni R Ruffini
Wednesday 2:10pm-4:00pm
3pts
(Application required: see undergraduate seminar section of the department’s website)

Plato
PHIL V3121 Section 001
Wolfgang Mann
Monday and Wednesday 10:10am-11:25am
3 pts

Aristotle
PHIL V3121 Section 001
Katja Vogt
Tuesday 2:10-4pm
3 pts

Rise of Civilization
ANTH V1008 Section 001
Terence D’Altroy
Monday and Wednesday 10:10am-11:25am
3 pts

Intro to 21st Century Archaeology
ACLG V2028 Section 001
Zoe Crossland
Tuesday and Thursday 11:40am-12:55pm
3 pts

Early Christianity
RELI V3140 Section 001
Elizabeth Castelli
Monday and Wednesday 10:10am-11:25am
3 pts

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
RELI V3501 Section 001
Beth Berkowitz
Tuesday and Thursday 10:10am-11:25am
3 pts

Gender in Ancient Christianity
RELI V4120 Section 001
Elizabeth Castelli
Monday 2:10-4pm
3 pts

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Fall 2014

Ancient Studies

Senior Sem. Ancient Studies
GREK/LATN/ANCST V3995 Section 001
Marcus Folch
Thursday 4:10pm - 6pm
3pts.
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
- Required for all majors in classics and classical studies. The topic changes from year to year but is always broad enough to accommodate students in the languages as well as those in the interdisciplinary major.

Directed Readings
ANCS V3997
3pts.

Directed Research
ANCS V3998
3pts.

Classical Civilization

Classical Literature

Classical Mythology
CLLT V3132 Section 001
Helene P Foley
Tuesday and Thursday 2:40pm-3:55pm 
3pts.
A survey of major myths from the ancient Near East to the advent of Christianity, with emphasis on the content and treatment of myth in classical authors: Aeschylus, Euripides, Hesiod, Homer, Livy, Ovid, Sophocles, Vergil.

The Classical Tradition
CLLT W4300 Section 001
Nancy Worman
Monday and Wednesday 2:40pm-3:55pm
3pts.
Overview of Greek and Roman literature. Close analysis of selected texts from the major genres accompanied by lectures on literary history. Topics include the context out of which the genres arose, the suitability of various modern critical approaches to the ancient texts, the problem of translation, and the transmission of the classical authors and their influence on modern literature. Overview of Greek and Roman literature. Close analysis of selected texts from the major genres accompanied by lectures on literary history. Topics include the context of which the genres rose. the suitability of various modern critical approaches to the ancient texts, the problem of translation, and the transmission of the classical authors and their influence on modern literature.

Greek

Elementary I
GREK V1101 Section 001
Elia Ruben Rudoni
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1:10pm-2:25pm
4pts.
- For students who have never studied Greek. An intensive study of grammar with reading and writing of simple Attic prose.

Elementary I
GREK V1101 Section 002
Simone A Oppen
Tuesday and Thursday 6:10pm - 8pm
4pts.
- For students who have never studied Greek. An intensive study of grammar with reading and writing of simple Attic prose.

Elementary II
GREK V1102 Section 002
Samuel D McVane
Tuesday and Thursday 4:10pm-6:00pm
4pts.
Prerequisites: GREK V1101 or the equivalent, or the permission of the instructor or the director of undergraduate studies
Continuation of grammar study begun in GREK V1101; selections from Attic prose.

Intensive Elementary
GREK V1121 Setion 001
Collomia Charles
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11:40am - 12:55pm
4pts.
- Covers all of Greek grammar and syntax in one term. Prepares the student to enter second-year Greek

Intermediate Prose
GREK V1201 Section 001
Nancy Worman
Monday and Wednesday 6:10pm - 8pm
4pts.
Prerequisites: GREK V1101-1102 or the equivalent.
Selections form Attic prose.

Intermediate II: Homer
GREK V1202 Section 001
Deborah Steiner
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 11:40am - 12:55pm
4pts.

Prerequisites: GREK V1101-V1102 or the equivalent.
Detailed grammatical and literary study of several books of the Iliad and introduction to the techniques or oral poetry, to the Homeric hexameter, and to the historical background of Homer.

Selections from Greek Literature: Euripides
GREK V3309 Section 001
Helene P Foley
Tuesday and Thursday 11:40am-12:55pm
3pts.
Prerequisites: GREK V1201-V1202 or the equivalent

Post-Baccalaureate Seminar
GREK W3980 Section 001
Elizabeth Scharffenberger
Friday 2:10pm-4:00pm
3pts.
This seminar aims to provide students in the post-baccalaureate certificate program with opportunities 1) to (re-)familiarize themselves with a selection of major texts from classical antiquity, which will be read in English, 2) to become acquainted with scholarship on these texts and with scholarly writing in general, 3) to write analytically about these texts and the interpretations posed about them in contemporary scholarship, and 4) to read in the original language selected passages of one of the texts in small tutorial groups, which will meet every week for an additional hour with members of the faculty.

Major Seminar
GREK V3996 Section 001
Marcus Folch
Thursday 4:10pm-6:00pm
3pts.
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
- Required for all majors in classics and classical studies. The topic changes from year to year but is always broad enough to accommodate students in the languages as well as those in the interdisciplinary major. Past topics include: love, dining, slavery, space, power.

Directed Readings
GREK V3997 Section 001
3pts.

Supervised Research
GREK V3998 Section 001
3pts.

Selections from Greek Literature: Presocratics
GREK W4009 Section 001
Marcus Folch
Tuesday and Thursday 10:10am-11:25am
3pts.
Prerequisites: GREK V1201-V1202 or the equivalent

Josephus on Siege & Triumph
GREK W4020 Section 001
Seth Schwartz
Monday and Wednesday 11:40am-12:55pm
3pts.

History of Greek Literature I
GREK W4105 Section 001
Deborah Steiner
Tuesday and Thursday 2:10pm-4:00pm
4pts.
Prerequisites: At least two terms of Greek at the 3000 level or higher.
- Readings in Greek literature from Homer to the 4th century B.C.

Greek Stylistics
GREK G4139 Section 001
Elizabeth Scharffenberger
Tuesday and Thursday  2:40pm-3:55pm
3pts.

Greek Literature and Literary Theory
GREK G8555 Section 001
Nancy Worman
Wednesday 12:10pm - 2pm
3pts.

Latin

Elementary I
LATN V1101 Section001
Collomia Charles
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:10am-11:25am
4pts.

For students who have never studied Latin. An intensive study of grammar with reading of simple prose and poetry.

Elementary I
LATN V1101 Section 002
Anna D Conser
Monday and Wednesday 6:10pm - 8pm
4pts.
For students who have never studied Latin. An intensive study of grammar with reading of simple prose and poetry.

Elementary I
LATN V1101 Section 003
Ashley A Simone
Monday and Wednesday 4:10pm - 6pm
4pts.
For students who have never studied Latin. An intensive study of grammar with reading of simple prose and poetry.

Elementary II
LATN V1102 Section 001
Nick Rynearson
Tuesday and Thursday 4:10pm - 6pm
4pts.
Prerequisites: LATN V1101
- A continuation of LATN V1101, including a review of grammar and syntax for students whose study of Latin has been interrupted.

Intensive Elementary
LATN V1121 Section 001
Collomia Charles
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:10pm-2:25pm
4pts.
- Designed to cover all of Latin grammar and syntax in one semester in order to prepare the student to enter LATN V1201 or V1202.

Intermediate I
LATN V1201 Section 001
Evan L Jewell
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:40am - 12:55pm
4pts.
Prerequisites: LATN V1101-V1102, or LATN V1121, or the equivalent.
- Selections from Catullus and from Cicero or Caesar.

Intermediate I
LATN V1201 Section 02
Ursula M Poole
Monday and Wednesday 6:10pm - 8pm
4pts.
Prerequisites: LATN V1101-V1102, or LATN V1121, or the equivalent.
- Selections from Catullus and from Cicero or Caesar.

Intermediate Latin II
LATN V1202 Section 001
Zachary R Herz
Tuesday and Thursday 6:10pm - 8pm
4pts.
Prerequisites: LATN V1201 or the equivalent.
- Selections from Ovid's Metamorphoses and from Sallust, Livy, Seneca, or Pliny.

Augustan Poetry
LATN V3012 Section 001
Gareth Williams
Monday and Wednesday 4:10pm-5:25pm
3pts.
Prerequisites: LATN V1202 or the equivalent.
- Selections from Vergil and Horace. Combines literary analysis with work in grammar and metrics.

Medieval Latin
LATN V3033 Section 001
Carmela V Franklin
Tuesday and Thursday 10:10am-11:25am
3pts.

Prerequisites: LATN V1202 or the equivalent.
Prerequisites: Four semesters of college Latin or permission of the instructor.
- This survey focuses on translation, grammatical analysis, and discussion of the literary and cultural contexts of medieval Latin prose and poetry. It includes widely read texts by major authors (e.g. Augustin, Boethius, Abelard and Heloise, Bernard of Clairvaux, Petrarch) as well as lesser-known anonymous pieces (e.g. love lyric from the Cambridge Songs and the Carmina Burana, poetic satire from a rotulus, and a novel, the Historia Apollonii).

Latin Literature Selections: Pliny
LATN V3309 Section 001
Kristina Milnor
Monday and Wednesday 2:40pm-3:55pm
3pts.

Prerequisites: LATN V1202 or the equivalent.
- Since the content of this course changes from year to year, it may be repeated for credit.

Post-Baccalaureate Seminar
LATN V3980
Elizabeth Scharffenberger
Friday 2:10pm - 4:00pm
3pts.
- This seminar aims to provide students in the post-baccalaureate certificate program with opportunities 1) to (re-)familiarize themselves with a selection of major texts from classical antiquity, which will be read in English, 2) to become acquainted with scholarship on these texts and with scholarly writing in general, 3) to write analytically about these texts and the interpretations posed about them in contemporary scholarship, and 4) to read in the original language selected passages of one of the texts in small tutorial groups, which will meet every week for an additional hour with members of the faculty.

Major Seminar
LATN V3997 Section 001
Marcus Folch
Thursday 4:10pm - 6:00pm
3pts.
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
- Required for all majors in Classics and Classical Studies. The topic changes from year to year but is always broad enough to accommodate students in the languages as well as those in the interdisciplinary major. Past topics include: love, dining, slavery, space, power.

Directed Readings
LATN V3997 Section 001
3pts.

Supervised Research
LATN V3998 Section 001
3pts.

Latin Literature: Statius
LATN W4009 Sectio 001
Gareth Williams
Monday and Wednesday 10:10am-11:25am
3pts.
Prerequisites: LATN V1202 or the equivalent.

Latin Literature of the Republic
LATN W4105 Section 001
Katharina Volk
Monday and Wednesday 4:10pm - 6:00pm
4pts.
Prerequisites: At least two terms of Latin at the 3000 level or higher.
- Latin literature from the beginning to early Augustan times.

Elements of Latin Prose Style
LATN W4139 Section 001
Kristia Milnor
Tuesday and Thursday 11:40am-12:55pm
3pts.
Prerequisites: At least four semesters of Latin, or the equivalent. - Intensive review of Latin syntax with translation of English sentences and paragraphs into Latin.

Latin Paleography
LATN G6154
Carmela V. Franklin and Consuelo Dutschke
Tuesday 5:30pm-8:00pm
3pts.

Meter and Meaning in Latin Poetry
LATN G8489
Katharina Volk
Monday 12:10pm-2:00pm
3pts.

Modern Greek

Elementary I
GRKM V1101
TBA
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am-10:50am and Friday 10:10am - 10:50am (conversation hour)
4pts.
- Introduction to modern Greek language and culture. Designed for students wishing to learn the skills necessary to read modern Greek texts of moderate difficulty and converse on a wide range of topics. Students explore modern Greece's cultural landscape from "parea" to poetry to political graffiti. Special attention is paid to general problems of foreign language study and translation.

Intermediate I
GRKM V1201 Section 001
TBA
Tuesday and Thursday 12:10pm-2:00pm
4pts.
Prerequisites: GRKM V1101-V1102 or the equivalent.
- This course is designed for students who are already familiar with the basic grammar and syntax of modern Greek language and can communicate at an elementary level. Using films, newspapers, and popular songs, students engage the finer points of Greek grammar and syntax and enrich their vocabulary. Emphasis is given to writing, whether in the form of film and book reviews or essays on particular topics taken from a selection of second year textbooks.

Directed Readings
GRKM V3997 Section 001
1-4pts.

Senior Research Seminar
GRKM V3998 Section 001
1-4pts.

Intermediate Modern Greek Conversation
GRKM W1211
Friday 11:00am-11:50am
1pt.

Myth, History and the Modern Greek Novel
GRKM V3100 Section 001
Karen R Van Dyck
Wednesday 6:10pm - 8:00pm
4pts.

Affiliated Courses

Greek Art & Architecture
AHIS V3248 Section 001
Ioannis Mylonopoulos
Monday and Wednesday 1:10pm-2:25pm
3pts.
- Introduction to the art and architecture of the Greek world during the archaic, classical, and Hellenistic periods (11th - 1st centuries B.C.E.).

Art and Archaeology of Mesopotamia
AHIS W4155 Section 001
Z. Bahrani
Monday and Wednesday 2:40pm-3:55pm
3pts.
- Introduction to the art and architecture of Mesopotamia, beginning with the establishment of the first cities in the fourth millennium B.C.E. through the fall of Babylon to Alexander of Macedon in the fourth century B.C.E. Focus on the distinctive concepts and uses of art in the Assyro-Babylonian tradition.

The Power of Ornament: Roman Imperial Imagery and Its Reception
AHIS G4266 Section 001
Francesco de Angelis
Monday 11:00am-12:50pm
3pts.
- This lecture intends to answer questions about the nature of Roman monuments and their decoration: What was their function? And how did they actually fulfill that function? To what extent was the diffusion of Roman public imagery the outcome of a planned scheme, and to what extent should we instead see it as the unintended result of different factors? In addressing these questions, the lecture will focus particularly on the mechanisms that led to the entrenchment of imperial ideology in Roman society, moving beyond conventional narratives that frame this issue in terms of an ‘acceptance vs resistance’ dichotomy. Interested undergraduates, please send an email to ary2110@columbia.edu for registration assistance.

Eidolon: The Image in Antiquity
AHIS G8008 Section 001
Zainab Bahrani
Thursday 4:10pm-6:00pm
3pts.
- This seminar will look into concepts of the aesthetic, the image and image making in antiquity, in the ancient Near East and Eastern Mediterranean world by means of ancient works of art, and ancient texts. The class will discuss this material within the context of recent theories of the image and aesthetics in art history, anthropology and philosophy.

Roman Social History
HIST W3026 Section 001
William Harris
Monday and Wednesday 2:40pm-3:55pm
3pts.

Seminar On Ancient History of the Near East: Imperialism
HIST G9041 Section 001
Marc Van de Mieroop
Monday 4:10pm-6:00pm
4pts.

- Ancient Rome from the 1st century BCE to the beginning of the 5th Century AD had about one million inhabitants. This demographic density is an exceptional feature among all preindustrial societies, equalled by London only at the beginning of the nineteenth century. After a short theoretical introduction to the subject of urbanism in pre-industrial societies and in particular in the classical period, the seminar will focus on three issues: the demographic trend of the city, the grain and water supply and the actual organization of water and grain distribution, and the role of the imperial court and government in building activities, feeding the people and assuring basic administrative services. Special attention will be paid to quantitative aspects of the social and economic history of the city. A wide range of sources will be examined: literary and juridical texts, inscriptions, archaeological and topographic evidence.

The History of Philosophy: Pre-Socratics Through Augustine
PHIL V2101 Section 001
Katja Vogt
Tuesday and Thursday 11:40am-12:55pm
3pts.
Exposition and analysis of the positions of the major philosophers from the pre-Socratics through Augustine.

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