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Gateways to Classics

  This seminar focuses on skills involved in the detailed study of Greek and Latin texts. Emphasis on methodologies and approaches, with attention both to histories of the disciplines and to new developments. Assignments provide hands-on experience of research skills. Taught by various faculty members; readings to be assigned by faculty. First half in Winter, second half in Spring.

Subject Code: 
CLASSGEN
Units: 
1
Term: 
Win
Course Number: 
300B
Day/Time: 
F / 1:15-3:05
Room: 
Raubitscheck Room
Type: 
Seminar

Gateways to Classics

 This seminar focuses on skills involved in the detailed study of Greek and Latin texts. Emphasis on methodologies and approaches, with attention both to histories of the disciplines and to new developments. Assignments provide hands-on experience of research skills. Taught by various faculty members; readings to be assigned by faculty. First half in Winter, second half in Spring.

Subject Code: 
CLASSGEN
Units: 
1
Term: 
Aut
Course Number: 
300A
Day/Time: 
F / 1:15-3:05
Room: 
Raubitscheck Room
Type: 
Seminar

Lucan and the Poetics of Civil War

 Lucan is joined by Homer and Virgil, among others, in the first circle of hell. He would have enjoyed their company; but what about Caesar's? We will read Lucan's Bellum Civile, the unfinished dark masterpiece of a 25-year-old, explore its relation-ship to Caesar and his texts as well as the epic tradition, and situate it in its historical context of the age of Nero.

Subject Code: 
CLASSLAT
Units: 
3-5
Term: 
Spr
Course Number: 
327
Day/Time: 
T / 10:00-12:50
Room: 
TBA
Type: 
Seminar

The Fragmentary Roman Historians

 The republican Roman historians prior to Sallust have reached us in fragments only. But they reveal the fascinating early stages of the historical genre and have recently received a considerable amount of attention. We will read a selection of them (in Greek and Latin), relate them to their Greek predecessors and Roman successors, and reflect on philology and its methods in comparing three recent editions and commentaries of their works.

Subject Code: 
CLASSLAT
Units: 
3-5
Term: 
Win
Course Number: 
330
Day/Time: 
M / 2:15-5:05
Room: 
Raubitscheck Room
Type: 
Seminar

Aural Architecture: Music, Acoustics, and Ritual in Byzantium

 Onassis Seminar "Icons of Sound: Architecture, Acoustics and Ritual in Byzantium"

Subject Code: 
CLASSART
Units: 
1-2
Term: 
Spr
Course Number: 
108/208
Day/Time: 
M / 5:15-8:05
Room: 
Cummings Art Bldg, Rm 103
Type: 
Seminar

Aural Architecture: Music, Acoustics, and Ritual in Byzantium

 Onassis Seminar "Icons of Sound: Architecture, Acoustics and Ritual in Byzantium" nnnThis year-long seminar explores the creation and operations of sacred space in Byzantium by focusing on the intersection of architecture, acoustics, music, and ritual. Through the generous support of the Onassis Foundation (USA), we will invite nine leading scholars in the field to share their research and conduct the discussion of their pre-circulated papers.

Subject Code: 
CLASSART
Units: 
1-2
Term: 
Win
Course Number: 
108/208
Day/Time: 
M / 5:15-8:05
Room: 
Cummings Art Bldg, Rm 103
Type: 
Seminar

Aural Architecture: Music, Acoustics, and Ritual in Byzantium

 Onassis Seminar "Icons of Sound: Architecture, Acoustics and Ritual in Byzantium" nnnThis year-long seminar explores the creation and operations of sacred space in Byzantium by focusing on the intersection of architecture, acoustics, music, and ritual. Through the generous support of the Onassis Foundation (USA), we will invite nine leading scholars in the field to share their research and conduct the discussion of their pre-circulated papers.

Subject Code: 
CLASSART
Units: 
1-2
Term: 
Aut
Course Number: 
108/208
Day/Time: 
M / 5:15-8:05
Room: 
Cummings Art Bldg, Rm 103
Type: 
Seminar

Animation, Performance, Presence in Medieval Art

 This course will explore concepts of animacy, performance, and presence in the art of Byzantium, focusing on the concept of image understood as the living bodies of the saints, the space of Hagia Sophia and its Eucharist ritual, the polymorphism of the mixed-media icon, and the interaction with these objects in prayer and  recitation of epigrams.

Subject Code: 
CLASSART
Units: 
5
Term: 
Spr
Course Number: 
311
Day/Time: 
T / 2:15-5:05
Room: 
ART 103
Type: 
Seminar

Animation, Performance, Presence in Medieval Art

 This course will explore concepts of animacy, performance, and presence in the art of Byzantium, focusing on the concept of image understood as the living bodies of the saints, the space of Hagia Sophia and its Eucharist ritual, the polymorphism of the mixed-media icon, and the interaction with these objects in prayer and  recitation of epigrams.

Subject Code: 
CLASSART
Units: 
5
Term: 
Spr
Course Number: 
311
Day/Time: 
T / 2:15-5:05
Room: 
ART 103
Type: 
Seminar

Collecting in Antiquity

What is at stake with the phenomenon of collecting? Selected Latin texts provide the starting point: Cicero’s Verrine orations, the Elder Pliny’s Natural History and Martial’s Epigrams (books 13 and 14). Is Cicero’s prosecution of Verres really the origin of the modern debate about cultural property? (Miles, Art as Plunder) In the second part of the course we shall consider some modern collections of ancient art (early modern Wunderkammer; Cantor Art Center; Getty Villa).

Subject Code: 
CLASSGEN
Units: 
3-5
Term: 
Aut
Course Number: 
335
Day/Time: 
W / 2:15-5:05
Room: 
360-361A
Type: 
Seminar