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Introductory survey of the Roman contribution to Western civilization.
Introduction to classical mythology itself and the principal Greek and Roman myths. Offered each semester.
An examination of historical accuracy in filmmaking about ancient Rome, from the waning years of the Republic to the excesses of the empire.
A study of the origins of patriarchal attitudes and ideas in Western civilization through an examination of classical literature, laws, artistic expressions, philosophical treatises, and medical works relating to the biological constitution, social status, and life of women in ancient Greece. Also investigated are the factual realities of women’s life, as these can be reconstructed on the basis of the remains of female writings such as those of Sappho.
Survey of the rites and structure of ancient Roman cult with special emphasis on the Roman religious calendar and the clash between paganism and Christianity.
A survey in English of major authors from Rome’s most productive era.
Study of the structure of the Roman family, the social role of its individual members, and the civic laws and the traditions that governed them.
Detailed investigations of specific aspects of Greco-Roman civilization such as ancient drama, women’s lives, ancient religion, and technological achievements.
Introduction to Egypt’s ancient history (from the pyramids to the Ptolemies), with emphasis on the civilization’s contributions to Western heritage.
Survey of the history of Greece from earliest times to the death of Alexander the Great, with emphasis on the Golden Age.
Introduction to the ancient history of Rome, with emphasis on the Republic from its Etruscan beginnings to the Second Punic War, and on the golden age of Caesar Augustus at the beginning of the Roman Empire.