Classics and Ancient History

NOTE: See the beginning of Section F for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.

CLAS1005Ancient History: Greek and Roman People3 ch

An introduction to the history of ancient Greece and Rome through famous and lesser known individuals. This course is designed to introduce students to historical inquiry and techniques through the study of antiquity.

CLAS1501Greek Myth and Religion3 ch

An introduction to the divine and heroic myths and to the religion of the Greek world. There will also be consideration of the various approaches to the interpretation of myths.

CLAS1502Roman Myth and Religion3 ch

An introduction to the divine and heroic myths and to the religion of the Roman world. There will also be consideration of the various approaches to the interpretation of myths.

CLAS2601Ancient History: The Romans (A)3 ch (3C)

A survey of the social, cultural, intellectual, and political history of the ancient Roman world from the founding of Rome to the fall of the western empire.

Prerequisite: One term-course in CLAS or HIST. 

CLAS2603Ancient History: The Rise of Christianity3 ch (3C) [W]
The history of the early Christian church from its beginning in Galilee and Judea to Constantine's formal embrace of Christianity in the fourth century. 

Prerequisite: One term-course in CLAS or HIST
CLAS3204Ancient History: The Julio-Claudian Dynasty3 ch (3C) [W]

The social, cultural, intellectual, and political history of the Roman empire under Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero.

Prerequisite:Twenty term-courses in any discipline.

CLAS3205Ancient History: Josephus and the Jewish Wars (O)3 ch (3C) [W]

A study of Josephus’ account of the history of the Jewish people from the Maccabean revolt to the fall of Masada. Special attention will be paid to Josephus’ historiographical methods and to the social, cultural, intellectual, and political context of the period.

Prerequisite: Twenty term-courses in any discipline.