11692

LIT 204 Comparative Literature:

Ancient Quarrels; Literature and Critique in Classical Antiquity

Thomas Bartscherer

. T . Th .

10:10am - 11:30am

OLIN 204

ELIT

See Literature section for description.

 

11352

CLAS 244 Greek Choral Poetry

William Mullen

M . W . .

1:30 pm -2:50 pm

OLINLC 206

FLLC

Some of the most gorgeous and profound poetry of the West was devised by those Greek poets who composed their odes to be performed by choruses singing and dancing to the intricate rhythms dictated by the odes' words. This course will survey, in English (including in English translations replicating the meters of the Greek), works of all the principal choral poets in both lyric and drama. (An optional tutorial will be offered for Greek students who wish to read the odes in the original.) Three aspects common to all these odes will be at the center of our attention: their myths, their wisdom, and their performance. We will also look at the symbolic patterns which the dance component of an ode expresses. Priority will be given to students in Classics, Dance, Theater, Music, Literature Class size: 16

 

11498

LIT / PHIL 325 Socrates: Man, Myth, Monster

Thomas Bartscherer

. T . . .

1:30 pm -3:50 pm

OLIN 304

HUM

 

11572

ARTH 248 Roma in Situ

Diana DePardo-Minsky

. T . Th .

3:10 pm -4:30 pm

FISHER ANNEX

AART

 

11453

LIT 3217 The Tragic Heroine in the Western Imagination: From Euripides to Tennessee Williams

Daniel Mendelsohn

. . . . F

10:10am-12:30 pm

OLIN 301

ELIT

 

11352

CLAS 244 Greek Choral Poetry

William Mullen

M . W . .

1:30 pm -2:50 pm

OLINLC 206

FLLC

 

11503

PS 233 International Politics of South Asia

Sanjib Baruah

. T . Th .

1:30 pm -2:50 pm

RKC 101

SSCI

 

11656

REL 140 Sanskrit

Richard Davis

. T W Th .

9:00 am - 10:00 am

OLIN 309

FLLC

 

ANCIENT GREEK

 

11353

GRE 102 Basic Greek II

James Romm

M T W Th .

9:20 am - 10:20 am

OLIN 304

FLLC

A continuation of Greek 101. Students will master advanced grammar and syntax and begin preliminary readings in Plato, Demosthenes, Sophocles, Euripides, and other Classical authors. Class size: 13

 

11351

GRE 202 Euripides' Bacchae

William Mullen

. T . Th .

1:30 pm -2:50 pm

RKC 200

FLLC

Euripides' last tragedy was also his greatest masterpiece, named after its choruses of women followers of Dionysos, god not only of wine but also of transformation and theater. We will read the entire play, with attention to the meters of the speaking parts and of the choruses, and the interplay between metrical pattern and sense in each line. We will pay attention to the word order peculiar to Greek poetry as opposed to prose, and above all to the difficult and challenging word order of the choral odes. Class size: 15

 

LATIN

 

11359

LAT 102 Beginning Latin II

James Romm

M T W Th .

10:30am - 11:30am

OLIN 304

FLLC

The second semester of a yearlong introduction to Classical Latin. Our goals are: (1) to gain familiarity with morphology, syntax, and essential vocabulary; (2) to achieve sufficient fluency for selected short readings from ancient authors in both prose and poetry; and (3) to begin exploring the conventions of Latin literature and the contexts, both cultural and historical, of ancient Rome. By the middle of the semester, we will have reached a reading level adequate to begin study of a literary and/or historical text. Students who have had some previous Latin training other than Latin 101 at Bard are able to join the class by permission of the instructor. Class size: 18

 

11357

LAT 202 Intermediate Latin II: Virgil

Benjamin Stevens

M . W . .

11:50 am -1:10 pm

OLIN 305

FLLC

A survey and close study of Virgil, the Roman poet whose afterlife is Western literature. We read substantial portions of the poems Eclogues, Georgics, Aeneid in Latin and all of the poems completely in English; time permitting, we consider some scholarship and criticism. Our goals are: (1) to solidify knowledge of vocabulary, morphology, and syntax; (2) to develop fluency in reading Latin, especially poetry; and (3) to consider from a variety of critical perspectives aesthetic and thematic questions raised by the poems. Prerequisite: successful completion of Latin 201 or permission of instructor.
Class size: 15

 

11358

LAT 302 Advanced Latin II: Ovid, After

Benjamin Stevens

M . W . .

10:10am - 11:30am

OLIN 305

FLLC

A survey and close study of Ovid, the first Roman poet to grow up reading Latin 'classics' thought to rival the Greek. Keeping in mind questions about literary history, intertextuality, and what it means to come after, we read from all of Ovid's works both in the Latin and in English translation. We also read selections from authors invoked by Ovid, above all Virgil, whom our poet "only saw" but whose poetry he knew intimately. Time permitting, we consider moments in Ovid's afterlife in Western literature, e.g., his influence on Shakespeare. Prerequisite: successful completion of Latin 301 or permission of instructor. Class size: 15