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).

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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Spring 2014

Ancient Studies

Directed Readings
ANCS V3997 Section 001
3pts.

Directed Research
ANCS V3998 Section 001
3pts.

Classical Civilization

Classical Myth
CLCV V3132 Section 001
Helene Foley
Monday and Wednesday 2:40pm-3:55pm
3pts

Virtue and Happiness; Philosophy in Classical Rome
CLCV W4190 Section 001
Katharina Volk
Tuesday and Thursday 1:10-2:25
3pts.
- This class provides an introduction to philosophical texts and practices of Rome's classical era (1st century BC to 2nd century AD).  Why study Roman philosophy?  While Romans in the early and middle Republic seem to have been satisfied with the moral code inherited from their ancestors (known as the mos maiorum), from the time of Cicero until the high Empire, Roman intellectuals wrestled with the problem of combining these traditional values with the range of philosophical texts and practices they encountered in the contemporary Greek world.  Even though few ancient Romans qualify as original philosophical thinkers, philosophy played an important role in Roman culture, and knowledge of philosophical discourses is thus indispensable to our understanding of Roman society, history, and literature.  Furthermore, owing to the vagaries of textual transmission, the majority of our sources for Hellenistic philosophy (most notably, Epicureanism and Stoicism) happen to be Roman, with the result that this important chapter of the history of philosophy cannot be studied without detailed attention to the Roman material.  And finally, philosophical texts account for some of the most important and attractive works of Latin—and indeed world—literature.  Readings will be in English translation and include works by Lucretius, Cicero, Horace, Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and others.

Egypt in the Classical World
CLCV W4411 Section 001
Ellen Morris
Monday and Wednesday 11:40am - 12:55pm
3pts

- This class traces Egypt's evolving integration into the Classical World from the Saite Dynasty (c. 685 BCE) to the suppression of paganism by the Coptic church.  We'll pay close attention to the flashpoints that created conflicts between pagan Egyptians, Greeks, Jews, and Christians and also to integrative aspects of society.

Classical Literature

Ancient Narrative 
CLLT 84009 Section 001 
Richard Sacks
Tuesday and Thursday 11:40-12:55 (plus an optional biweekly discussion session)
3pts. 
- A close-reading-based examination of five of the foundational ancient narratives of the western tradition: the IliadOdyssey, AeneidGenesis and Gospel of John, with a focus both on the narrative artistry of these works and also on the ways in which these texts interact with – and fundamentally challenge – their traditions. In addition to the regular lectures, Professor Sacks will conduct optional bi-weekly discussion sessions (on alternate Thursdays from 1:10-2:00). A tentative syllabus is available via a link on Professor Sacks' homepage (www.columbia.edu/~sacks) and via CourseWorks.

Classical Philology

CLPH G4300 Section 001
Gareth Williams
Friday 2:10pm - 4:00pm
3pts

Directed Readings
CLPH G4902 Section 001
3pts.

Directed Reading and Research
CLPH G8902 Section 001
3pts.

Greek

Elementary I
GREK V1101 Section 001
Sam McVane
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:10am - 11:25am
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
Ursula Poole
Monday and Wednesday 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
Collomia Charles
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:10am - 11:25am
4pts.
Prerequisites: GREK V1101-1102 or the equivalent.
Selections form Attic prose.

Intermediate II: Homer
GREK V1202 Section 001
Marco Fantuzzi
Monday, Wednesday, 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 II: Greek Orators
GREK V3310 Section 001
Nancy Worman
Monday and Wednesday 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: Greek Lyric
GREK W4010 Section 001
Deborah Steiner
Tuesday and Thursday 2:40pm - 3:55pm
3pts.
Prerequisites: GREK V1201-V1202 or the equivalent

History of Greek Literature II
GREK W4106 Section 001
Marcus Folch
Monday and Wednesday 11:00pm - 12:50pm
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.

Selfhood and Autonomy in Greek Texts of the Imperial Period
GREK G8453 Section 001
Elizabeth Scharffenberger and Wolfgang Mann
Wednesday 2:10pm-4pm
3pts.
- According to Hegel, modern subjectivity begins when Martin Luther, standing before the Diet at Worms, discovers that he "can do no other" than follow the dictates of his conscience. Others, such as Charles Taylor, have located the discovery of an inner self much earlier, in Augustine's Confessions. Our seminar will be devoted to exploring the ways, and the forms, in which questions of selfhood and autonomy - of what a person really is, and over what s/he has (and does not have) control - actually came to the fore well before Augustine, in a variety of writings in Greek from a variety of genres, during the Roman Imperial Period. We aim to explore a wide range of texts with such interests in mind, to see both the points of overlap, and the differences, and to consider the ways in which the conceptions of autonomy and selfhood evident in these texts might relate to political, social, and cultural phenomena of the Greek-speaking world in the 1st and 2nd centuries CE. Readings may include: selections from the New Testament; philosophical works by Epictetus, Plotinus, and Porphyry; excerpts from prose fiction by Chariton, Heliodorus, and Xenophon of Ephesus; selected works by Plutarch, Dio Chrysostom, Lucian, Philostratus, and Athenaeus.

Latin

Elementary I
LATN V1101 Section 001
Claire Catenaccio
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:40am - 12:55pm
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
Simone Oppen
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:10am - 10:25am
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
Elia Rudoni
Tuesday and Thursday 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
Nick Rynearson
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
Joseph Howley
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00am - 10:15am
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
Collomia Charles
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 Latin II
LATN V1202 Section 001
Carmela Franklin
Tuesday, Thursday, 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
Kate Brassel
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: Roman Elegy/Ovid
LATN V3310 Section 001
Gareth Williams
Tuesday and Thursday 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
LATN W4010 Section 001
Kristina Milnor
Tuesday and Thursday 1:10pm - 2:25pm
3pts.
Prerequisites: LATN V3012 or the equivalent.

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

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

Medieval Latin: The Fathers and the Bible
LATN W4152 Section 001
Carmela Franklin
Tuesday and Thursday 2:40pm - 3:55pm
3pts.
- A survey of early medieval biblical hermeneutics from the patristic age to Bede. The course will include  both the theory of biblical interpretation (and especially its relation to classical grammar and rhetoric and to the debate about translation), as well as its literary practice. Readings from the works of Augustine, Jerome, Bede, Avitus, Proba, and others.

Varro
LATN G8746
Katharina Volk and James Zetzel
Monday 2:10-4pm
3pts.
-Marcus Terentius Varro (116-27 BCE) was, without question, the most prolific as well as one of the most original Roman scholars: the author of some 75 scholarly works, 150 satires, poems, and dialogues of popular philosophy. Of this vast output, what survives is one complete work, his treatise on agriculture (De re rustica) in three books, written near the end of his life, and a substantial portion (books 5-10) of his 25-book treatise on the Latin language. In addition, there are several thousand fragments of his other works, including significant numbers from his Antiquities (the founding work of antiquarian research), his Disciplines (particularly On Philosophy), and his Menippean Satires. There has been no attempt at a complete edition of the fragments since the sixteenth century.
The goal of this course is to introduce graduate students to Varro, whose writings, though fragmentary, played a crucial role in later approaches to the early history of Rome, Roman literature, and the Latin language as well as providing an important foil to Augustine's Christian refutation of Roman ideals in City of God. We intend to view him both within the history of the literary and scholarly genres he engaged with (and to some extent created) and in the context of his interaction with his intellectual contemporaries, in particular Cicero and Caesar.

 

Modern Greek

Introduction to Modern Greek Language and Culture II
GRKM V1102 Section 001
Karen Van Dyck
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am - 10:50am
Kathryn Stergiopoulos
Friday 10:00am-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 Culturee II
GRKM V1202 Section 001
Toby Lee
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
Kathryn Stergiopoulos
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.

Topics in Greek Film
GRKM V3135
Erato Basea M
Monday 6:00pm-10:00pm
3pts
-This course addresses a wide range of fields from film theory and aesthetics to cultural studies and history, exploring questions of film style, transnational and cosmopolitan filmmaking practices, national industries and audience reception. There will be an optional 1-credit bilingual section for those students able to read and discuss materials in Greek.

The World Responds to the Greeks: Greece Faces East
CLGM V3920
Christine Philliou
Tuesday 1:00pm-2:50pm
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.

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