Who built the Parthenon and why? Where did the Olympic Games truly get their start? Who were the ancient Greek gods, and how do we know? Join us in AGRS 17A as we explore the art and archaeology of ancient Greece and provide some answers to these questions and many more!
An examination of the history of ideas about the soul’s postmortem fate in the ancient Mediterranean world.
This course will study sexuality and gender in two very different historical periods—ancient Greece and 19th-century Europe. We will read literary texts, historical documents, and critical essays to constitute a comparative analysis of systems of gender and sexuality.
Reading of selections from Homer’s Iliad in the original ancient Greek. In addition to developing language skills, we will examine the poem’s depictions of justice, emotion, violence, community, gender, mortality, politics, and how humans are to behave in the world.
The proseminar provides experience of the tools of advanced research in classical texts and gives the student a basic understanding of the sources, materials, and techniques related to the documentary evidence that underlies a great proportion of classical scholarship.
In this seminar, we will read substantial portions of Herodotus’ Histories, combined with other texts and traditions with which he was in conversation. Assuming Herodotus’ capacious, pre-disciplinary, and experimental text, we will explore his many genres and interlocutors.