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Biblical Greek

 This is a one term intensive class in Biblical Greek. After quickly learning the basics of the language, we will then dive right into readings from the New Testament and the Septuagint, which is the ancient Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible. By the end of the term everyone will be able to read the Greek Bible with ease. No previous knowledge of Greek required.

Subject Code: 
CLASSGRK
Units: 
3-5
Term: 
Aut
Course Number: 
5
Day/Time: 
TTh / 11:00-12:30
Room: 
Raubitscheck Room
Type: 
Seminar

Ancient Medicine

 

Contemporary medical practice traces its origins to the creation of scientific medicine by Greek doctors such as Hippocrates and Galen. Is this something of which modern medicine can be proud? The scientific achievements and ethical limitations of ancient medicine when scientific medicine was no more than another form of alternative medicine. Scientific medicine competed in a marketplace of ideas where the boundaries between scientific and social aspects of medicine were difficult to draw.

 

Subject Code: 
CLASSGEN
Units: 
3-4
Term: 
Aut
Course Number: 
139
Day/Time: 
TTh / 2:15-3:45
Room: 
360-361a
Type: 
Seminar

Ecology in Philosophy and Literature

 We examine the basic principles of ecological thinking, exploring the ways that different writers represent and relate to the 'natural' world. Some key questions: What is nature, and where do humans fit in the natural world? How exactly do humans differ from other animals? Do these differences make us superior beings? What are our ethical responsibilities towards the earth and its inhabitants? In what ways have the technologies of writing, television, and computers affected humankind's relationship to the natural world?

Subject Code: 
CLASSGEN
Units: 
3-5
Term: 
Aut
Course Number: 
116
Day/Time: 
TTh / 11:00-12:30
Room: 
110-112
Type: 
Seminar

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Maritime Archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean

 Why do we care about shipwrecks? What can sunken sites tell us about our past? Focusing primarily on the archaeological record of shipwrecks and harbors, along with literary evidence and contemporary theory, this course examines how and why ancient mariners crossed the ¿wine-dark seas¿ for travel, warfare, pilgrimage, and especially commerce. We will explore interdisciplinary approaches to the development of maritime contacts and communication from the Bronze Age through the Roman era, engaging also with practical techniques of underwater archaeology.

Subject Code: 
CLASSART
Units: 
3
Term: 
Aut
Course Number: 
145
Day/Time: 
MW / 11:00-12:30
Room: 
ART4
Type: 
Seminar

Paleography of Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts

 

Subject Code: 
CLASSGEN
Units: 
3-5
Term: 
Spr
Course Number: 
311
Day/Time: 
TTh / 11:00-12:50
Room: 
TBA
Type: 
Seminar

Ancient Athletics

Course website: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/classics/cgi-bin/wordpress/. How the Olympic Games developed and how they were organized. Many other Greek festivals featured sport and dance competitions, including some for women, and showcased the citizen athlete as a civic ideal.  Roman athletics in contrast saw the growth of large-scale spectator sports and professional athletes. Some toured like media stars; others regularly risked death in gladiatorial contests and chariot-racing.

Subject Code: 
CLASSGEN
Units: 
3-4
Term: 
Win
Course Number: 
34
Day/Time: 
TTh / 10:00-10:50
Room: 
200-002
Type: 
Lecture

Empire and Aftermath: Greek Art from the Parthenon to Praxiteles

The course explores the art and architecture of the Athenian Empire in the age of Pericles, and then considers the effects of civil war and plague on Greek art and society in the later 5th and early 4th centuries.

Subject Code: 
CLASSART
Units: 
4
Term: 
Win
Course Number: 
102
Day/Time: 
MWF / 9:30-10:45
Room: 
ART 103
Type: 
Seminar

Gender and Power in Ancient Greece

The sex-gender system of ancient Greece. How did polarization of the sexes become a master metaphor for power struggles between husbands and wives, among men, and among parts of the self? How did religious activity, including drama, mitigate or intensify the stresses of living in a society polarized along gender lines?

Subject Code: 
CLASSGEN
Units: 
3-4
Term: 
Aut
Course Number: 
17
Day/Time: 
TTh / 12:15-1:05
Room: 
200-217
Type: 
Seminar

Minor Tracking Form - Classical Studies

Type: 
File

Minor Tracking Form - Literature and Philosophy

Type: 
File