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Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts

CLST: Classical Studies

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CLST 105 (3) Greek and Roman Mythology
Greek and Roman mythology and its interpretation. Emphasis on ancient texts read in English translation.
CLST 110 (3) Golden Age of Athens
The history and culture, values, and achievements of fifth-century Athens.
CLST 111 (3) Late Republican and Early Imperial Rome
The history and culture, values, and achievements of Late Republican and Early Imperial Rome.
CLST 204 (3) Gods, Graves, and Goods: The Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome
A survey of the material cultures of the pre-classical and classical civilizations of Greece and Rome, illustrating the principles and techniques used to illuminate the archaeological history of these civilizations.
CLST 211 (3) Greek Philosophy I
The Pre-Socratics; Socrates; Sophists; Plato. Recommended as preparation for CLST/PHIL 212 and PHIL 310.
Equivalency: PHIL 211.
CLST 212 (3) Greek Philosophy II
Aristotle; selections from Hellenistic and Late Antique Philosophy. Recommended as preparation for PHIL 310 and PHIL 311.
Equivalency: PHIL 212.
CLST 231 (3) Ancient Greece
A survey of the ancient Greek world from the Minoan and Mycenaean (about 2000-1000 BCE) to the Hellenistic Period (323-30 BCE).
CLST 232 (3) Ancient Rome
A survey of the ancient Roman world from the foundation of the city to the death of Constantine.
CLST 260 (3) Gladiators, Games, and Spectacle in the Greek and Roman World
History, development, and social function of various forms of spectacle in ancient Greece and Rome, from the Olympic games to the Roman arena.
CLST 301 (3) The Technical Terms of Medicine and Biological Science
Acquaints the student with the Greek and Latin elements from which most specialized terms of modern medicine are constructed. Intended primarily for students planning to enter the medical, pharmaceutical, or biological sciences.
CLST 306 (3) Applied Science and Technology in Classical Antiquity
The origins and achievements of applied technology in the Greek and Roman world from the Bronze Age to late Antiquity, with special attention to archaeological evidence.
CLST 307 (3) Greek Law
The study of Greek legal theory, practice, and institutions from their origin in self-help, through the early lawgivers and their codes, to the developed system of Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries. A variety of test cases from the works of the Greek orators will be explored.
CLST 308 (3) Roman Law
The development of Roman private law during the classical period with special attention to family law, contract and delict.
CLST 311 (3) Women in the Bronze Age, Classical Greek and Hellenistic Cultures
The images projected in mythology, literature, and art are compared with realities of women's lives insofar as they can be reconstructed from historical, legal, and archaeological records.
CLST 312 (3) Women in the Roman World of Republican and Imperial Times
Women in the Roman world in the culture of the Republic and the Empire. Literary, artistic, and mythological sources are compared and contrasted to historical, legal, and archaeological records.
CLST 313 (3) Greek Epic
Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, in translation.
Prerequisite: CLST 105.
CLST 314 (3) Latin Epic
The development of the epic genre in Latin, with detailed study of Vergil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Lucan's Civil War, in translation.
Prerequisite: CLST 105.
CLST 317 (3) Classical Tragedy
The plays of the Greek and Roman tragic dramatists, in translation.
Prerequisite: CLST 105.
CLST 318 (3) Classical Comedy
The plays of the Greek and Roman comic dramatists: Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus and Terence, in translation.
Prerequisite: CLST 105.
CLST 319 (3) The Roman Army
Rome's military from the early Republic to the Imperial period. Topics range from those of a military nature such as equipment and strategy to social topics such as policing and marriage of soldiers.
CLST 320 (3) Slavery in the Ancient Greek and Roman World
The study and history of slavery in the Greek and Roman worlds as a political, legal, economic, social, and cultural phenomenon.
Prerequisite: One of CLST 231, CLST 232, CLST 260.
CLST 331 (3) Greek Art and Architecture
An introduction to the visual culture of the ancient Greek world in the second and first millennia BCE, especially from c. 1000 to 30 BCE.
CLST 332 (3) Roman Art and Architecture
An introduction to the visual culture of the ancient Roman world from the 8th century BCE to the 4th century CE.
CLST 333 (3) Greek Religion
A survey of both traditional and exoteric religious practices from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period. Some knowledge of ancient Greece is recommended.
CLST 334 (3) Roman Religion
Roman religions between the ninth century BC and the second century AD, including mystery religions, love magic, emperor worship, and early Christianity, with particular attention devoted to the primary sources. Some knowledge of ancient Rome is recommended.
CLST 352 (3) The Roman Republic
Rome from the foundation to the Augustan settlement. Constitutional development; the workings and failure of the Republican political system; acquisition and growth of Empire; the political, social, and economic consequences of imperialism.
Prerequisite: CLST 232.
CLST 353 (3) The Early Roman Empire
Roman imperial history during the Julio-Claudian and Flavian periods (30 BC-96 AD).
Prerequisite: CLST 232.
CLST 355 (3) The Athenians and their Empire
The sources (literary, epigraphical and other) for Athens' emergence as one of the two leading city-states in late archaic and classical Greece and the stages by which her empire grew.
Prerequisite: CLST 231.
CLST 356 (3) Alexander the Great and his Empire
The rise of Macedon under Philip II leading to its domination of Greece and the overthrow of the Persian Empire by his son, Alexander; the subsequent spread of Greek civilization in the East.
Prerequisite: CLST 231.
CLST 360 (3-12) d Life and Society in Classical Antiquity
Topics in Greek and Roman life and society.
CLST 401 (3-12) d Seminar in Classical History
Selected topics in Greek or Roman history, with an emphasis on research. Restricted to majors and honours students in CLST, CLAS, CLAH, ARGR, GRNE, CNRS. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CLST 402 (3-12) d Seminar in Classical Literature
Selected topics in Greek or Roman literature, with an emphasis on research. Restricted to majors and honours students in CLST, CLAS, CLAH, ARGR, GRNE, CNRS. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CLST 403 (3-12) d Seminar in Classical Art and Archaeology
Selected topics in Greek or Roman art and archaeology, with an emphasis on research. Restricted to majors and honours students in CLST, CLAS, CLAH, ARGR, GRNE, CNRS. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CLST 404 (3-12) d Seminar in the Reception of the Classical World
Selected topics in the reception of the classicial world in its own time and in later eras, with an emphasis on research. Prerequisite: at least one 3-credit upper-level course of content appropriate for the topic of the seminar (to be established by individual instructors). Restricted to majors and honours students in CLST, CLAS, CLAH, ARGR, GRNE, CNRS. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CLST 501 (3) Topography and Monuments of Athens
A study of the topography and monuments of ancient Athens from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity. Offered in the first term of alternate years. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CLST 502 (3) Topography and Monuments of Rome
A study of the topography and monuments of ancient Rome from the Iron Age to Late Antiquity. Offered in the second term of alternate years. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CLST 503 (3/6) d Studies in Greek Architecture
Selected topics in Greek architecture, e.g., religious, secular, and military architecture. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CLST 504 (3/6) d Studies in Roman Architecture
Selected topics in Roman architecture, e.g., religious, military, domestic, and public secular architecture. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CLST 505 (3/6) d Studies in Greek Town Planning
The development of Greek town planning from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CLST 506 (3/6) d Studies in Roman Town Planning
The origins of town planning in Italy and the development of cities in the Roman Empire. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CLST 508 (3/6) d Studies in Roman Painting and Mosaics
Selected topics in Roman painting and mosaics, e.g., Campanian wall painting, regional styles of mosaic decoration. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CLST 509 (3/6) d Studies in Greek Sculpture
Selected topics in Greek sculpture, e.g., development of kouros and kore, Hellenistic sculpture, sculpture of fifth-century Athens. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CLST 510 (3/6) d Studies in Roman Sculpture
Selected topics in Roman sculpture, e.g., imperial relief sculpture, portraiture, regional styles. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CLST 511 (3/6) d Studies in Greek Regional Archaeology
Study of a particular area, e.g., Ionia, Sicily, Southern Italy. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CLST 512 (3/6) d Studies in Roman Provincial Archaeology
Study of a particular area, e.g., Gaul, Britain, Asia Minor. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CLST 513 (3/6) d The Archaeology of Greek and Roman Technology
Material evidence for the technological achievements of the Greek and Roman world. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CLST 514 (3/6) d Greek and Roman Minor Arts
Minor arts of the Greek and Roman world, e.g., coins, jewelry, terracottas. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CLST 516 (3) d Studies in Greek Black-Figure Vase-Painting
Selected topics in Greek painting, e.g., Athenian vase painting, regional styles of vase painting, Hellenistic painting. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CLST 517 (3) d Studies in Greek Red-Figure Vase-Painting
Selected topics in Greek painting, e.g., Athenian vase painting, regional styles of vase painting, Hellenistic painting. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CLST 518 (3/6) d Topics in Greek Archaeology
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CLST 519 (3/6) d Topics in Roman Archaeology
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CLST 520 (3/6) d Directed Studies in Greek Archaeology
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CLST 521 (3/6) d Directed Studies in Roman Archaeology
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

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