Greek and Latin
Our program emphasizes mastery of general philological skills in Greek and Latin, in preparation for further training at the doctoral level, teaching in public and private highschools, and a variety of other interesting paths. Current faculty research interests include Mycenaean and Homeric Greece; Greek and Latin lyric poetry; Greek drama; Attic orators; ancient literary criticism; Greek and Roman philosophy and intellectual history; Greek and Roman historiography; Latin epic and satire; Greek and Roman technical authors; Roman imperial families; mythology; the Ancient Near East and Egypt; ancient music and performance.
Bailly, Jacques A.; Associate Professor, Department of Classics; PHD, Cornell University
Chiu, Angeline C.; Associate Professor, Department of Classics; PHD, Princeton University
Franklin, John C; Professor, Department of Classics; PHD, University College London
Usher, Mark David; Associate Professor, Department of Classics; PHD, University of Chicago
Greek & Latin Courses
GKLT 300. Proseminar. 3 Credits.
Introduction to philology. Students will normally take this their first semester.
GKLT 381. Seminar. 0 or 3 Credits.
Intensive study at the graduate level of Greek and Latin authors not read in the candidate's undergraduate program. Prerequisite: 200-level LAT or the equivalent.
GKLT 391. Master's Thesis Research. 1-6 Credits.
GKLT 396. Advanced Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
GRK 205. Greek Philosophers. 3 Credits.
Dialogues of Plato with attention to language and dialectical method; Aristotle, Xenophon or Presocratic philosophers may be read. Alternate years, as needed. Prerequisite: GRK 052 or equivalent.
GRK 206. Greek Epic. 3 Credits.
Reading in the Iliad and Odyssey. Problems of epic composition and language together with mythological and historical background. Alternate years, as needed. Prerequisite: GRK 052 or equivalent.
GRK 211. Greek Prose Style. 3 Credits.
Readings in literary prose analyzed stylistically and imitated in composition. Required of Greek majors. Prerequisite: GRK 052 or equivalent. Co-requisite: GRK at the 200-level.
LAT 204. Roman Epic Poetry. 3 Credits.
LAT 211. Latin Prose Style. 3 Credits.
LAT 212. Latin Prose Style. 3 Credits.
LAT 227. Roman Lyric Poets. 3 Credits.
LAT 251. Roman Letters. 3 Credits.