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This course introduces the tools and methods of Digital Humanities research. It surveys recent computational work in a variety of humanities disciplines, focusing critical attention on the particular modes of thought, biases, strengths, and limitations that characterize the Digital Humanities. The course simultaneously provides hands-on instruction in basic practices for digital research. It assumes no prior computing expertise but does expect that students have some experience with research in their own field. (Format: integrated lecture and laboratory 3 Hours) (Exclusion: CLAS 3991- Digital Methods in the Humanities) Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 to 12:50PM, Dunn 406.
This course closely examines the archaeological remains from the city of Pompeii in the Bay of Naples: its road system, sewers, public markets, cult places, burial monuments, brothels, bathhouses, political buildings, and houses and residential areas. It pays special attention to the occupation phases of the city before the foundation of the Roman colony in 80 BC, and the impact that the Roman conquest of Pompeii had on its architectural and artistic forms. It also explores the hidden history of Pompeii as a means to raise awareness about the role of material culture in giving voice to cultures and communities that have not left written sources to us.(Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 to 9:50AM Sir James Dunn Building 108.
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 Barclay 115.
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.
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 118.
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.
This course introduces the gods and goddesses of classical myth in the literature, art, and religion of ancient Greece and Rome. It examines cosmogonies and divine myths in order to shed light on the views held by the Greeks and Romans about the nature of the relationship between mortal and immortal. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Distribution: Humanities-a) Monday Wednesday and Friday 10:30 to 11:20AM Flemington 116.