This course surveys the principal gods, heroes and themes of Graeco-Roman mythology. While the foundations of our study will be the oral and literary poetic traditions of Ancient Greece, we will give significant attention to later Greek and Roman mythographers and poets as well. We will examine evidence for the origins of certain mythic elements both in borrowing from neighbouring cultures and in the evolution of inherited Indo-European prototypes. Throughout, our emphasis will be on the human experience of storytelling, the processes of transmission and reception, and the ongoing work of making meaning out of tradition.

(Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Distribution: Humanities-a) Monday Wednesday and Friday 1:30 to 2:20PM Crabtree M14.
This course examines the career of Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic era that followed his conquest of the eastern Mediterranean. The main themes include the goals of Alexander, the new political climate of kingship and patronage that he helped create, the interaction of the Greeks with the civilizations of Egypt and the East, and the integration of new cultural ideas into Greek society. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with HIST 2021 and may therefore count as 3 credits in either discipline.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Distribution: Humanities-b)(Exclusion: CLAS/HIST 3011) Monday Wednesday and Friday 11:30 to 12:20PM Barclay 02.
An examination of the evidence used by archaeologists to recreate the social history of ancient Greece and Rome. The course will consider how archaeology can shed light on such topics as the lives of men, women, and children; the home; government; the economy; the army; and entertainment. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 2:30 to 3:20PM Avard Dixon G12.
An examination of the history of imperial Rome from the age of Augustus to that of Constantine. Main themes include the imperial form of government, the Roman army, urban development and its impact on society, and the conflicts between Romans and other cultures. There will be an emphasis on the analysis and interpretation of primary sources in translation. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with HIST 3031 and may therefore count as 3 credits in either discipline.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 to 11:20AM Avard Dixon 118.
A study of Greek and Roman poetry that expresses universal feelings of love and fear, celebration and personal aspiration. The course will examine the themes and forms of lyric poetry, as well as the role of the poet in society. The poems of Sappho, Archilochus, Pindar, Catullus, Propertius, Ovid, and others will be read in English translation. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 to 3:50PM Crabtree M10.
A study of the art and archaeology of the Roman world from the reign of the emperor Nero to the time of Constantine. It will examine the development of art and architecture in Rome, the connections between this development and imperial policy, and the use and adaptation in other parts of the Roman world of ideas which originated in Rome. [Note 1: This course may count as 3 credits in Art History.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 to 9:50AM Sir James Dunn Building 108.
This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course that is being considered for inclusion in the regular program. [Note 1: Prerequisite set by the Department/Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the Dean. Note 3: Students may register for CLAS 3991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable) Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 to 12:50PM Sir James Dunn Building 106.