Classical Archaeology Courses

Cla 501 Greek Sculpture (3)

Detailed study of selected sculptural monuments from the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic eras and research into their historical, intellectual, and religious context.

Cla 503 Greek Painting (3)

A survey of ancient Greek painting from the beginnings about 1000 B.C. through the Hellenistic age; primarily painted vases, but also including the limited evidence that exists for wall-painting and other forms. Prerequisite: Cla 208L.

Cla 505 Greek Architecture (3)

A critical study of selected Greek buildings and architectural ensembles. Research on architectural principals and techniques, the development of architectural style, and the role of monumental architecture in Greek society.

Cla 506 Roman Architecture and Town Planning (3)

The development of Roman public and private architecture, with emphasis on its urban setting and function, and the evolution of Roman towns in Italy and the Empire, from the early Republic to the time of the emperor Constantine. A major research paper is required.

Cla 512 Roman Sculpture (3)

The development of Roman sculpture from the early Republic to the time of the emperor Constantine; examples of monumental, narrative, and portrait sculpture from Rome and the provinces.

Cla 525 The Ancient City of Rome (3)

A study of the development of the city from its origins until the Age of Constantine, with emphasis on its architecture, sculpture, and painting.

Cla 552 Topography of Athens (3)

A survey of the topography and the architectural monuments of Athens from the earliest times to the close of antiquity. Archaeological evidence will be supplemented by literary and epigraphical material pertinent to these monuments and to the history of the city.

Cla 602 Seminar in Selected Topics (4)

Readings and research in selected topics or authors. May be repeated. Prerequisite: One 500-level Greek course.

Cla 605 Bronze Age Greece: Seminar (4)

Selected topics. May be repeated with different content.

Cla 606 Art and Archaeology of Classical Greece: Seminar (4)

Selected topics. May be repeated with different content.

Cla 607 Roman Art and Archaeology: Seminar (4)

Selected topics. May be repeated with different content.

Cla 608 Archaeology of the Roman Provinces: Seminar (4)

Selected topics. May be repeated with different content.

Cla 639 (Ant 639) The Neolithic of the Near East and the Emergence of Complex Society (3-4)

In-depth analysis of one of the most significant phases of human history, the so-called "Neolithic Revolution" which occurred between 12,000 and 6,500 years ago, and resulted in the rapid change from the nomadic lifestyle of hunter gatherers to a sedentary village-based existence dependent on domesticated agricultural and faunal food resources.  The seminar will focus on Neolithic settlement patterns and organization, material culture and technology, subsistence strategies and ideology.  It will also study key sites and territories on the periphery of the Near East, including the island of Cyprus, which played an important role in the genesis and spread of the "Neolithic package" that lead to the development of complex society in the Old World.

Cla 644 (Ant 637) Cyprus in Prehistory (3-4)

Survey of the cultural, social and, with reference to the Late Bronze Age, political development of prehistoric Cyprus (10,000 – 1,000 BCE). Emphasis will be placed on the archaeological remains from this period.

Cla 645 (Ant 638) Cyprus in the Iron Age (3-4)

Survey of the cultural and socio-economic development of Cyprus from ca. 1,000 to 300 BCE with equal emphasis on archaeological and textual data.

Cla 685 Archaeological Field Work (2-4)

Provides academic credit for participation at the professional level in archaeological field work. Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair.

Cla 694 Directed Research in Classical Archaeology (2-6)

Supervised reading in classical archaeology designed to meet the particular needs of students in the M.A. program. Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair.

Cla 699 Master's Thesis in Classical Archaeology (4)

Note: See also Cll 694 and 697.