Discover Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome. Learn latin. Find out about the women of Ancient Rome or Ancient Greece. Classics is broad in subjects it covers; from Greek Mythology to The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire.
What is Classics
Classics or Classical Studies is the branch of the Humanities dealing with the languages, literature, history, art, and other aspects of the ancient Mediterranean world; especially Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome during the time known as classical antiquity, roughly spanning from the Ancient Greek Bronze Age in 1000 BCE to the Dark Ages circa CE 500. The study of the Classics was the initial field of study in the humanities. The word “Classics” also refers to the literature of that period. Traditionally, the focus of classics was tightly centered on ancient Greece and Rome.
Coolest Classics courses in my opinion
Literature, Culture and Thought
CLAS 1010: The Study of Words (3 Credits) – Study of English words of Latin and Greek origin, focusing on etymological meaning by analysis of component parts (prefixes, bases, suffixes) and on the ways in which words have changed and developed semantically.
CLAS 1100: Greek Mythology (3 Credits) – Covers the Greek myths as documents of early human religious experience and imagination, the source of Greek culture, and part of the fabric of Western cultural tradition. Of particular interest to students of literature and the arts, psychology, anthropology, and history.
CLAS 1140: Bread and Circuses: Society and Culture in the Roman World (3 Credits) – Surveys the outstanding achievements of Roman culture and society as reflected in literature, philosophy and art, private and official religion, and legal and political thought.
CLAS 2100: Women in Ancient Greece (3 Credits) – Examines evidence of art, archaeology, and literature of Greek antiquity from a contemporary feminist point of view. Focuses on women’s roles in art, literature, and daily life.
CLAS 3820: Greek and Roman Antiquity in Music from 1600 to Present (3 Credits) – Explores the influence of Greek and Roman mythology and history on various genres of music since 1600. Explains the context and meaning of ancient themes and their use by composers from the Renaissance to the present.
CLAS 4110: Greek and Roman Epic (3 Credits) – Students read in English translation the major epics of Graeco-Roman antiquity such as the Iliad, Odyssey, Argonautica, Aeneid, and Metamorphoses. Topics discussed may include the nature of classical epic, its relation to the novel, and its legacy.
CLAS 4130: Greek and Roman Comedy (3 Credits) – Studies Aristophanes, Plautus, and Terence in English translation.
CLAS 4140: The Greek and Roman Novel (3 Credits) – Studies five surviving complete Greek novels from classical anitiquity, three Latin novels, and their predecessors and contemporary neighbors int he genres of Greek prose fiction. Readings in English translation. No required prerequisite, but a previous course in classical literature or myth is recommended.
CLAS 1061: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Rome (3 Credits) – Presents a survey of the rise of ancient Rome in the eighth century B.C. to its fall in the fifth century A.D. Emphasizes political institutions, foreign policy, leading personalities, and unique cultural accomplishments.
CLAS 2041: War and Society in Ancient Greece (3 Credits) – Studies Greek warfare in its cultural, social, and economic contexts, in the light of anthropological comparisons and modern theories.
CLAS 4021: Athens and Greek Democracy (3 Credits) – Studies Greek history from 800 B.C. (the rise of the city-state) to 323 B.C. (the death of Alexander the Great). Emphasizes the development of democracy in Athens. Readings are in the primary sources.
CLAS 4061: The Twilight of Antiquity (3 Credits) – Explores the reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire in the western Mediterranean and its survival in the east as Byzantium. Emphasizes Christianity; barbarians; social, economic, and cultural differences; contemporary views of Rome; and modern scholarship.
CLAS 4081: The Roman Republic (3 Credits) – Studies the Roman Republic from its foundation in 753 B.C. to its conclusion with the career of Augustus. Emphasizes the development of Roman Republican government. Readings are in the primary sources.
CLAS 1013: Beginning Classical Greek 1 (4 Credits) – For students with no previous knowledge of Greek. Introduces basic grammar and vocabulary.
CLAS 3013: Readings in the Greek New Testament and Septuagint (1 Credit) – Readings in ancient (koine) Greek from the New Testament and the Septuagint. Students aim to achieve fluency in reading and to enrich their knowledge of key terms and ideas borrowed from the Greek past in the early Christian tradition. May be repeated up to 4 total credit hours.
CLAS 3113: Intermediate Classical Greek 1 (3 Credits) – Reading of selected prose texts of authors in ancient Greek such as Plato, Xenophon, Lysias, and selections from the Greek New Testament. Incorporates review of grammar. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours.
CLAS 4003: Topics in Greek Literature (3 Credits) – Continuous readings from Greek prose or poetry in authors such as Plato, Xenophon, Lysias, Homer, or the tragedians. Reading rate will be about six to eight pages per week, and a presentation and/or term paper will be assigned.
CLAS 4023: Topics in Greek Poetry (3 Credits) – Author or topic in ancient Greek specified in the online Schedule Planner (e.g., Homer, Hesiod, lyric poetry, tragedy, comedy). May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours for different topics.
CLAS 1014: Beginning Latin 1 (4 Credits) – Introduces basic grammar and vocabulary. For students with no previous knowledge of Latin.
CLAS 3014: Introduction to Latin Prose (3 Credits) – Author or topic in Latin specified in the online Schedule Planner (e.g., Cicero, Livy, Pliny). May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours for different topics.
CLAS 3024: Introduction to Latin Poetry (3 Credits) – Author or topic in Latin specified in the online Schedule Planner (e.g., Virgil, Ovid, Catullus, Horace). May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours for different topics.
CLAS 4024: Latin Prose Composition (3 Credits) – Reviews grammar and syntax. Introduces Latin prose style and composition.
CLAS 4044: Topics in Latin Poetry (3 Credits) – Author or topic in Latin specified in the online Schedule Planner (e.g., Roman elegy, Neronian poetry, Lucretius, Roman satire). May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours on different topics.
About Colorado University of Boulder
Little known facts: The school was established back in 1876. Their motto is “Let Your Light Shine”. There have been approximately 24,000 undergraduates and 4,000 post-graduates. They were the first to create a new form of matter, called the “Bose-Einstein condensate” which is a few hundred billionths of a degree above absolute zero. They were the first to observe a “fermionic condensate” formed from pairs of atoms in a gas. They discovered a protein in the blood that can prevent the AIDS virus from reproducing and spreading to healthy cells. The university has also accomplished many more things; such as, the creation of a classifying and numbering system for human chromosomes, and the production of computerized 3D images of the entire body in anatomical sections.
University or college location: Boulder, Colorado
Directions to the college or university
From DIA: You will fly in or out of DIA or should I say, Denver International Airport. Driving time between DIA and Boulder is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. From DIA, follow Peña Boulevard (10 miles) south to I-70, and exit onto I-70 west. Follow I-70 west to I-270 west. I-270 merges into U.S. 36 west and takes you west into Boulder (about 23 miles). Exit at Baseline Road; turn left on Broadway and turn right or north. The campus is to the right. For alternate routes, see the map from DIA to Boulder.
From the Denver Area and South: To get to Boulder from the Denver area, go west on U.S. 36 (from I-25 or I-270) and exit at Baseline Road. Turn left (west) on Baseline Road, then right or north on Broadway to campus.
From the North: From the north, take U.S. 287 south to Highway 119. Highway 119 becomes Highway 157 (Foothills Parkway) just north of Boulder. Turn right or west from Foothills Parkway onto Baseline Road. Drive west on Baseline to Broadway, then turn right (north) on Broadway to campus.
From the West: Take I-70 east to U.S. 6. Go east on U.S. 6 to CO. 58. Turn right (east) on CO.58 to CO. 93. Make a left (north) onto CO. 93 towards Boulder. CO. 93 will turn into Broadway once in Boulder. Continue on Broadway west until you see the campus on your right. It will be shortly after you pass Baseline Rd.