Classical Studies

Current Course Offerings

Winter 2017

CLST111 Late Republican and Early Imperial Rome Sections

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

The history and culture, values, and achievements of Late Republican and Early Imperial Rome.
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Winter 2017
No CLST course(s) were found for W2017 term.
Winter 2017

CLST211 Greek Philosophy I Sections

The Pre-Socratics; Socrates; Sophists; Plato. Recommended as preparation for CLST/PHIL 212 and PHIL 310.

The Presocratics; Socrates; Sophists. Recommended as preparation for CLST/PHIL 212 and PHIL 310.
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Winter 2017

CLST212 Greek Philosophy II Sections

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

Plato; Aristotle; selections from Hellenistic Philosophy. Recommended as preparation for PHIL 310 and PHIL 311.
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Winter 2017

CLST232 Ancient Rome Sections

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

A survey of the ancient Roman world from the foundation of the city to the death of Constantine.
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Winter 2017

CLST308 Roman Law Sections

The development of Roman private law during the classical period with special attention to family law, contract and delict.

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...
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Winter 2017

CLST312 Women in the Roman World of Republican and Imperial Times Sections

Women in the Roman world in the culture of the Republic and the Empire. Literary, artistic, and mythological sources are compared and contrasted to historical, legal, and archaeological records.

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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Winter 2017

CLST319 The Roman Army Sections

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.

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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Winter 2017

CLST353 The Early Roman Empire Sections

Roman imperial history during the Julio-Claudian and Flavian periods (30 BC-96 AD).

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...
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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 2017

CLST105 Greek and Roman Mythology Sections

Greek and Roman mythology and its interpretation. Emphasis on ancient texts read in English translation.

CLST110 Golden Age of Athens Sections

The history and culture, values, and achievements of fifth-century Athens.

CLST111 Late Republican and Early Imperial Rome Sections

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

CLST204 Gods, Graves, and Goods: The Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome Sections

A survey of the material cultures of the pre-classical and classical civilizations of Greece and Rome, illustrating the principles and techniques used to illuminate the archaeological history of these civilizations.

CLST211 Greek Philosophy I Sections

The Pre-Socratics; Socrates; Sophists; Plato. Recommended as preparation for CLST/PHIL 212 and PHIL 310.

CLST212 Greek Philosophy II Sections

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

CLST231 Ancient Greece Sections

A survey of the ancient Greek world from the Minoan and Mycenaean (about 2000-1000 BCE) to the Hellenistic Period (323-30 BCE).

CLST232 Ancient Rome Sections

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

CLST260 Gladiators, Games, and Spectacle in the Greek and Roman World Sections

History, development, and social function of various forms of spectacle in ancient Greece and Rome, from the Olympic games to the Roman arena.

CLST301 The Technical Terms of Medicine and Biological Science Sections

Acquaints the student with the Greek and Latin elements from which most specialized terms of modern medicine are constructed. Intended primarily for students planning to enter the medical, pharmaceutical, or biological sciences.

CLST306 Applied Science and Technology in Classical Antiquity Sections

The origins and achievements of applied technology in the Greek and Roman world from the Bronze Age to late Antiquity, with special attention to archaeological evidence.

CLST307 Greek Law Sections

The study of Greek legal theory, practice, and institutions from their origin in self-help, through the early lawgivers and their codes, to the developed system of Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries. A variety of test cases from the works of the Greek orators will be explored.

CLST312 Women in the Roman World of Republican and Imperial Times Sections

Women in the Roman world in the culture of the Republic and the Empire. Literary, artistic, and mythological sources are compared and contrasted to historical, legal, and archaeological records.

CLST313 Greek Epic Sections

Homer's <i>Iliad</i> and <i>Odyssey</i>, in translation.

CLST317 Classical Tragedy Sections

The plays of the Greek and Roman tragic dramatists, in translation.

CLST331 Greek Art and Architecture Sections

An introduction to the visual culture of the ancient Greek world in the second and first millennia BCE, especially from c. 1000 to 30 BCE.

CLST332 Roman Art and Architecture Sections

An introduction to the visual culture of the ancient Roman world from the 8th century BCE to the 4th century CE.

CLST333 Greek Religion Sections

A survey of both traditional and exoteric religious practices from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period. Some knowledge of ancient Greece is recommended.

CLST353 The Early Roman Empire Sections

Roman imperial history during the Julio-Claudian and Flavian periods (30 BC-96 AD).

CLST355 The Athenians and their Empire Sections

The sources (literary, epigraphical and other) for Athens' emergence as one of the two leading city-states in late archaic and classical Greece and the stages by which her empire grew.

CLST356 Alexander the Great and his Empire Sections

The rise of Macedon under Philip II leading to its domination of Greece and the overthrow of the Persian Empire by his son, Alexander; the subsequent spread of Greek civilization in the East.

CLST402A Seminar in Classical Literature - SEM CLASSCL LIT Sections

Selected topics in Greek or Roman literature, with an emphasis on research. Restricted to majors and honours students in CLST, CLAS, CLAH, ARGR, GRNE, CNRS.

CLST403A Seminar in Classical Art and Archaeology - SEM CLS ART&ARCH Sections

Selected topics in Greek or Roman art and archaeology, with an emphasis on research. Restricted to majors and honours students in CLST, CLAS, CLAH, ARGR, GRNE, CNRS.

CLST501 Topography and Monuments of Athens Sections

A study of the topography and monuments of ancient Athens from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity. Offered in the first term of alternate years.

CLST502 Topography and Monuments of Rome Sections

A study of the topography and monuments of ancient Rome from the Iron Age to Late Antiquity. Offered in the second term of alternate years.

CLST518A Topics in Greek Archaeology - TPCS GREEK ARCH Sections