Classical Studies

Current Course Offerings

Winter 2016
No CLST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No CLST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No CLST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No CLST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No CLST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No CLST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No CLST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No CLST course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No CLST course(s) were found for W2016 term.

Courses Offered in Other Terms

CLST111

The history and culture, values, and achievements of Late Republican and Early Imperial Rome.

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CLST112

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CLST211

The Presocratics; Socrates; Sophists. Recommended as preparation for CLST/PHIL 212 and PHIL 310.

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CLST212

Plato; Aristotle; selections from Hellenistic Philosophy. Recommended as preparation for PHIL 310 and PHIL 311.

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CLST232

A survey of the ancient Roman world from the foundation of the city to the death of Constantine.

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CLST308

The Roman state developed one of the earliest complex legal systems. They excelled especially in creating a formal judicial system and a detailed framework for civil law. The resulting system of law that emerged forms the basis of most European law, influenced many aspects of English Common Law, and, through the activities and involvement of these countries with other peoples and nations, Roman law eventually had a considerable impact on legal systems of non-Western countries as well. This course, therefore, is shaped to provide exposure to the major areas of Roman law. It begins with consideration of the constitutional law of Rome and how the legal system worked, then turns to consider the major categories of the law: the law of persons, the law of property and ownership, the law of succession, contracts and delicts. The goal is to understand how the law functioned and the means by which the law was applied in daily life.

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CLST312

This course constructs a nuanced picture of the lives of women in ancient Rome. Encompassing the period from the traditional founding of the city of Rome in 753 BC to the second century AD, this course considers how diverse aspects of women’s lives were affected by the development of Rome from a small city in Italy into an empire encompassing all of the Mediterranean world. As with all historical study of the ancient world, the information we have for women is found in a variety of sources. Thus, the course also facilitates an initial exposure to, and the primary development of, the ancient historian’s skill to critically examine archaeological, epigraphical, legal, and literary sources. Prerequisite: Restricted to third and fourth year students (or permission of the instructor).

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CLST319

Rome’s military from the early Republic to the Imperial period. Topics range from those of a military nature such as equipment and strategy to social topics such as policing and marriage of soldiers.

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CLST353

The course focuses on the Roman Empire during the first century AD following its consolidation by the founding emperors Augustus and Tiberius. The performance of certain of their successors is discussed, but the emphasis is upon social, administrative and economic themes. The nature and values of society are probed through exploration of such varied topics as: the status and role of slaves and ex-slaves; the work undertaken by men and women; entertainment; and Roman funeral and burial practices. Sensitive exploitation of original source material, both literary and non-literary (all in translation), is an important element throughout. While plenty of guidance will be given, students are expected to read widely for themselves among ancient and modern authors, as well as to take an informed part in class discussions. They must be willing to present their own findings to the class, and to respond to those of others. Great significance is attached to students’ contributions. Prerequisite: CLST 331 or permission of the instructor.

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Winter 2016
No CLST course(s) were found for W2016 term.