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2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog
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(see Also Greek and Latin)

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CL 130 through CL 386 require no knowledge of Greek or Latin.

CL 130 The Roman Heritage. 3 hours.

Introductory survey of the Roman contribution to Western civilization.

CL 222 Greek and Roman Mythology. 3 hours.

Introduction to classical mythology itself and the principal Greek and Roman myths. Offered each semester.

CL 235 History of the Christian Church to 1500 (same as HY 235). 3 hours.

CL 236 History of the Christian Church since 1500 (same as HY 236). 3 hours.

CL 345 Women in Ancient Greece. 3 hours.

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.

CL 350 Roman Religion. 3 hours.

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.

CL 375 Family in Ancient Rome. 3 hours.

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.

CL 380 Special Topics. 3–6 hours.

Detailed investigations of specific aspects of Greco-Roman civilization such as ancient drama, women’s lives, ancient religion, and technological achievements.

CL 384 Ancient Egypt and the Near East. 3 hours.

Introduction to Egypt’s ancient history (from the pyramids to the Ptolemies), with emphasis on the civilization’s contributions to Western heritage.

CL 385 History of Greece. 3 hours.

Survey of the history of Greece from earliest times to the death of Alexander the Great, with emphasis on the Golden Age.

CL 386 History of Rome. 3 hours.

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.

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