Summer Sessions | Courses | Classics

Summer 2022 courses are being added on a rolling basis. Please check back frequently for updates. Registration opens March 1.

Classics

The Classics Department offers a wide range of courses in ancient civilization, ancient literature, and Greek/Latin language courses. 

Check the Directory of Classes for the most up-to-date course information: Classical Literature, Greek, Modern Greek, and Latin.

Summer 2022 Session Information

  • SESSION A (First Half Term) courses are May 23–July 1, 2022
  • SESSION B (Second Half Term) courses are July 5–August 12, 2022
  • SESSION X (Full Term) courses are May 23–August 12, 2022
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WORLDS OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT
CLCV3059W001 3 points.

This seminar looks at the narrative and the historical context for an extraordinary event: the conquest of the Persian empire by Alexander III of Macedonia, conventionally known as “Alexander the Great”. We will explore the different worlds Alexander grew out of, confronted, and affected: the old Greek world, the Persian empire, the ancient near-east (Egypt, Levant, Babylonia, Iran), and the worlds beyond, namely pre-Islamic (and pre-Silk Road) Central Asia, the Afghan borderlands, and the Indus valley. The first part of the course will establish context, before laying out a narrative framework; the second part of the course will explore a series of themes, especially the tension between military conquest, political negotiation, and social interactions. Overall, the course will serve as an exercise in historical methodology (with particular attention to ancient sources and to interpretation), an introduction to the geography and the history of the ancient world (classical and near-eastern), and the exploration of a complex testcase located at the contact point between several worlds, and at a watershed of world history.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
CLCV3059W001 001/10065 Session A
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
In-Person
CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
CLLT3310S001 3 points.
Introduction to and analysis of major myths in classical literature. Topics include the changing attitudes and applications of myth from Greek epic to tragedy, as well as modern approaches to myth. Readings include Homer, Hesiod, Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. All readings in English.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
CLLT3310S001 001/10063 Session A
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
In-Person
CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
CLLT3310S002 3 points.
Introduction to and analysis of major myths in classical literature. Topics include the changing attitudes and applications of myth from Greek epic to tragedy, as well as modern approaches to myth. Readings include Homer, Hesiod, Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. All readings in English.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
CLLT3310S002 002/10064 Session B
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
In-Person
INTENSIVE ELEMENTARY GREEK
GREK1121S001 6 points.
Equivalent to Greek 1101 and 1102. Covers all of Greek grammar and syntax in one term to prepare the student to enter Greek 1201 or 1202. This is an intensive course with substantial preparation time outside of class.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
GREK1121S001 001/10066 Session B
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
6 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
In-Person
HELLENISM AND THE TOPOGRAPHICA
GRKM3935S001 3 points.
Course Overview: This course examines the way particular spaces—cultural, urban, literary—serve as sites for the production and reproduction of cultural and political imaginaries. It places particular emphasis on the themes of the polis, the city, and the nation-state as well as on spatial representations of and responses to notions of the Hellenic across time. Students will consider a wide range of texts as spaces—complex sites constituted and complicated by a multiplicity of languages—and ask: To what extent is meaning and cultural identity, site-specific? How central is the classical past in Western imagination? How have great metropolises such as Paris, Istanbul, and New York fashioned themselves in response to the allure of the classical and the advent of modern Greece? How has Greece as a specific site shaped the study of the Cold War, dictatorships, and crisis?
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
GRKM3935S001 001/10067 Session A
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
In-Person
INTENSIVE ELEMENTARY LATIN
LATN1121S001 6 points.

Equivalent to Latin 1101 and 1102. Covers all of Latin grammar and syntax in one term to prepare the student to enter Latin 1201 or 1202. This is an intensive course with substantial preparation time outside of class.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
LATN1121S001 001/10068 Session A
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
6 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
In-Person
INTENS INTER LATN:POETRY & PROSE
LATN2121S001 6 points.
Prerequisites: LATN 1101 and 1102, or the equivalent. Equivalent to Latin 1201 and 1202. Reading of selected Latin prose and poetry with a review of grammar in one term to prepare the student to enter third-year Latin. This is an intensive course with substantial preparation time outside of class.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
LATN2121S001 001/10069 Session B
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
6 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
In-Person