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Greek Language Courses

GREK 1010/1020 is the first year sequence.  Students acquire a fundamental understanding of Greek grammar and syntax from the Classical period, the 5th/4th centuries B. C.  We study this first because it allows the greatest flexibility.  Having acquired facility with the grammar of this period, students can go back to Homer, or forward to the New Testament with ease.

GREK 2010 is the first reading course and is always a prose author such as Xenophon, Herodotus, or Lysias.

GREK 2020 is always selections from Homer’s Iliad.

The remaining courses are all upper division and focus on a particular genre.  Within that genre, we read selections or full works from various authors.  In the spring of 2017, for example, we are reading Xenophon's Anabasis.  In these courses, students translate passages from Greek to English, we discuss any difficulties or points of interest, and students present oral reports on particular aspects of the text.

GREK  3510     Greek Historians

GREK  3520     Koine Greek

GREK  3610     Greek Drama

GREK  3620     Greek Philosophers

GREK  3710     Greek Lyric Poetry

GREK  3720     Greek Epic Poetry

GREK  3810     Greek Rhetoric

GREK  3910     Hellenistic Prose

GREK  4210     Greek Prose Composition

GREK  4900     Independent Study


Latin Courses

LATN 1010/1020 is the introductory sequence.  Students acquire the fundamentals of Latin grammar and syntax from the Classical period of the 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D.  Most of the authors we will read, including such writers as Ceasar, Cicero, Vergil, and Ovid, wrote during this period.

LATN 2010 is the first reading course in Latin and it is always a prose author such as Caesar or the Res Gestae of Augustus.

LATN 2020 is always selections from Vergil’s Aeneid.

The remaining courses are all upper division.  They are genre courses, and within these we read certain writers.  In the fall of 2017, for example, we will be reading selections from Cicero.

In these courses, students translate passages of Latin into English, we discuss various points of interest in the text, resolve any difficulties that may exist, and students present oral reports on particular aspects of the text. 

LATN  3510     Latin Historians

LATN  3610     Latin Drama

LATN  3620     Latin Letters

LATN  3710     Latin Lyric Poetry

LATN  3720     Later Latin Epic

LATN  3810     Latin Rhetoric

LATN  4210     Latin Prose Composition

LATN  4300     The Roman Novel

LATN  4310     Medieval Latin

LATN  4410     Latin Satire

LATN  4900     Independent Study


Courses in Classical Civilization

The following courses are taught with English translations of Classical literature and thus do not require any knowledge of ancient languages.  In Greek civilization, for example, in addition to selections from other writers, students read the Iliad, the Oresteia of Aeschylus, extracts from Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, Plato's Apology, and a play by Aristophanes. 


These courses are open to anyone in the university.  You do NOT need to be a major to take any of these classes.  Greek mythology is offered every term, and the Greek civilization and Roman civilization courses are offered more frequently than the others.  The catalogue descriptions of these courses may be found at: https://banwssprod.apsu.edu/prod/bwckctlg.p_disp_dyn_ctlg


CLAS 3210    Greek Literature in Translation  

CLAS 3220    Latin Literature in Translation  

CLAS 3240    The Classical Tradition in English Poetry  

CLAS 3310    Greek Mythology  

CLAS 3400    Greek Art and Archaeology  

CLAS 3410    Greek Religion  

CLAS 3420    Roman Art and Archaeology  

CLAS 3430    Roman Religion  

CLAS 3610    Greek Civilization  

CLAS 3620    Roman Civilization  

CLAS 3510    Sport in the Ancient World  

CLAS 3520    Women in Antiquity  

CLAS 4900    Topics  

In addition to these courses the following ancillary courses are taught by other departments.

HIST 3300     History of Ancient Greece

HIST 3310     History of Ancient Rome

HIST 3315     History of Late Antiquity

HIST 3320     History of the Middle Ages after 700

HIST 3480     History of the Early Middle Ages

LING 4030     Introduction to Historical Linguistics

LING 4040     How Language Works

LING 4600     Special Topics in Linguistics (sometimes investigates topics in Indo-European)

LING 506B     Structure of Language

PHIL 3100     Ancient Philosophy

In addition to these, certain courses in the Geosciences department, Computer science, Biology, and Chemistry may be helpful for Classics majors depending on the student's area of interest.