Below you will find descriptions for courses offered in this field of study.  You will find a general overview of the topics covered and any prerequisite course(s) or grade requirements, credit value and exclusions.

Some courses are listed as exclusionary to one another.  This means that students may not take both courses as designated.

Not all courses are offered each year.  Please consult the current timetable for this year’s offering.  For further information please contact the department. 

Course Descriptions

Greek and Latin Literature

CLAS 5012.06: Greek Comedy
CLAS 5013.06: Greek Lyric
CLAS 5022.03: Reading and Research in Greek Epic II
CLAS 5035.03: Advanced Latin Seminar: Latin Literature II
CLAS 5036.03: Advanced Latin Seminar: War and Peace
CLAS 5038.03: Advanced Latin Seminar: Myth and History
CLAS 5040.06: A Study of Vergil
CLAS 5041.03: Advanced Latin Seminar:  Roman Poetry I
CLAS 5042.03: Advanced Latin Seminar:  Roman Poetry II
CLAS 5120.03: Advanced Greek Seminar: Greek Authors II
CLAS 5121.03: Advanced Greek Seminar: Epic I

Ancient History

CLAS 5037.03: Advanced Latin Seminar: Human and Devine
CLAS 5531.03: Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity
CLAS 5535X/Y.06: Rome and the East
CLAS 5540.03: Ammianus Marcellinus and his World
CLAS 5545.03: Roman Culture and Roman Politics in the Transition to Autocracy
CLAS 5552.03: Reading and Research in Ancient History I
CLAS 5559.03: Advanced Greek Seminar:  History II

Classical Philosophy

CLAS 5600.06: Philosophy of Aristotle
CLAS 5601.06: Plato and Neoplatonism
CLAS 5602.06: Aristotle
CLAS 5605.06: Neoplatonism: Plato and Neoplatonism
CLAS 5607.06: Latin Philosophical Texts
CLAS 5609.03: Advanced Greek Seminar:  Philosophy II
CLAS 5611.03: Hellenistic Philosophy:  Stoics and Epicureans
CLAS 5612.03: Hellenistic Philosophy:  From Skepticism to Neoplatonism
CLAS 5616.03: Advanced Greek Seminar:  Philosophy


CLAS 5060.03: Boethius and Prosimetrum: Poetry and Prose in the Consolation of Philosophy
CLAS 5070.03: A Study of the Latin Text of Augustine's 'Confessions'
CLAS 5370.06: The Augustinian Tradition
CLAS 5700.06: Philosophy of the Church Fathers
CLAS 5705.06: St. Augustine I
CLAS 5706.06: St. Augustine's City of God
CLAS 5707.06: St. Augustine's on the Trinity
CLAS 5708.03: Reading and Research: Christian Beginnings and the Early History of the Church
CLAS 5800.06: Christian Beginnings
CLAS 5801.06: Christianity and Neoplatonism
CLAS 5818.03: Christian Theology in the Lands of Islam: John of Damascus
CLAS 5819.03: Philo Judaeus
CLAS 9000.00: Master's Thesis
CLAS 9530.00: Doctoral Thesis