CLAS200 Introduction to Classical Studies
Department of Classics, Monmouth College
Fall
2010
Schedule of Activities

Week 1 (Aug. 25)

Introductions and discussion of the Monmouth College Classics Dept. Mission Statement
Why Study Classics?

Week 2 (Sept. 1)

Seminar meets in Hewes Library
Resources for Classicists in Hewes Library
Library of Congress (LC) Subject headings
: http://www.webfeetguides.com/wfonline/librarycall.html#D. Under what headings are Classics materials likely to be found?

Week 3 (Sept. 8)

Some Useful Classical Websites
Chapters 1 and 2 of Beard and Henderson
Bassae:
http://www.davidgill.co.uk/gkart/bassae/bassae.htmhttp://www.sacred-destinations.com/greece/bassae-temple-of-apollo-epicurius
http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Cities/Bassae.html

Week 4 (Sept. 15)

Chapter 3 of Beard and Henderson
Attend Archaeology Lecture on Thursady, Sept. 16th at 7:30 P.M. in Morgan Room of Poling Hall and write summary/response

Week 5 (Sept. 22)

Discussion of Archaeology Lecture
Chapters 4 and 5 of Beard and Henderson

Attend Archaeology Lecture on Monday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 PM in Morgan Room of Poling Hall

Maps: http://www.unc.edu/awmc/

Interactive Ancient Mediterranean.
Interactive Ancient Mediterranean.
http://iam.classics.unc.edu/

Joe, Jimmy. Timeless Myths Geographia. Aegean Map.
http://www.timelessmyths.com/classical/aegeanmap.html
Mohr, James, et al. The Mapping History Project.
http://mappinghistory.uoregon.edu/
Suzanne, Bernard. Index of Maps of the Ancient Greek World..
http://plato-dialogues.org/tools/mapindex.htm
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Maps of the Roman Empire
http://intranet.dalton.org/groups/rome/RMaps.html

Assignment: Mark the following places on the Map of Mediterranean and list one important fact about each place. ATHENS, SPARTA, ROME, CARTHAGE, ALEXANDRIA, KNOSSOS, POMPEII, ANTIOCH (in ancient Syria), MASSILIA, MEDIOLANUM, CONSTANTINOPLE (= BYZANTIUM), THEBES (in Greece), TROY (ILIUM), NUMIDIA, GALLIA (TRANSALPINA), NORICUM, MACEDONIA, DACIA, LONDINIUM, TARRAGONA, CORDOBA, MERIDA

Week 6 (Sept. 29)

Discussion of Archaeology Lecture
Chapters 6, 7 and 8 of Beard and Henderson
Time Lines of the Ancient World
https://department.monm.edu/classics/Courses/Chronology.htm

http://www.coa.gatech.edu/~italy/courses/arch4127/TimelineRomanHistory.pdf
https://department.monm.edu/classics/Courses/timelines_for_ancient_societies.htm

Week 7 (Oct. 6)

Seminar Meets in Hewes Library for Tour of Shields Collection with Mary Phillips
Mid-course evaluation due

Week 8 (Oct. 13)

Chapters 9 and 10 of Beard and Henderson
Applying to Graduate School (http://www.phds.org/)
http://www.williams.edu/Classics/after_williams/grad%20programs/a-d.htm

Assignment: Find an M.A. or Ph.D Program in Classics (or a related field) which interests you and gather information about this program.

Attend Archaeology Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 PM in Dahl Chapel

Week 9 (Oct. 20)

MENTORING WEEK. No classes on Wednesday afternoon but there will be a Classics session at some point that afternoon.

On Monday, Oct. 18, Duncan McPherson, MC '98, will speak to the Myth class at 1 PM on how his Classics major led him to a career in computer gaming. 

Week 10 (Oct. 27)

NO CLASS
But please submit electronically, a weekly report in which you summarize and respond to class discussion on Oct. 13th and the archaeology lecture on Oct. 14th

 

Week 11 (Nov. 3)

Each of you will give a brief oral report on Grad School
Bring a copy of your latest resume. If you don't have one, start a draft.
Read Introduction and Chapters 1-2 (Homer and Thales) of
Twelve Greeks and Romans (12GR)
Refer to this website as you read 12GR:
Major Classical Authors

Attend Archaeology lecture tonight at 7:30 PM

Week 12 (Nov. 10)


Class meets in Library for Orientation to the Canopus Stone

Classics in Stone: Epigraphy
Introduction to Greek and Latin epigraphy: an absolute beginners' guide
CENTER FOR EPIGRAPHICAL AND PALAEOGRAPHICAL STUDIES
Links to Epigraphy and Palaeography / Related Websites  / Written in Stone  


Attend archeology lecture tonight at 7:30 PM in Morgan Room

Week 13 (Nov. 17)

Chapters 3-5 of 12GR (Themistocles, Pericles and Alexander the Great)

Week 14
Thanksgiving Break No
Seminar

Week 15  (Dec. 1)

Chapter 7-8 of 12GR( Scipio Africanus and Julius Caesar)
Why Classics?
http://jbe.la.psu.edu/CAMS/default.aspx?pageid=74&sectionid=5
http://classics.nd.edu/undergraduates/careers/
http://www2.ups.edu/classics/why_classics.html
http://www2.ups.edu/classics/Classics%20GRE%20scores.htm
http://www.diverseeducation.com/Scholars/Careers_in_the_Classics.asp

Week 16 (Dec. 8)

Chapter 9 of 12GR (Cicero)
Chapter 10 of 12GR (Augustus)
Assignment:
Reflect in writing on the following topic: "How Do I Fit into the Study of Classics? What's in it for Me?"

Exam Week
Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 6 PM

Class will meet at Prof. Sienkewicz' home (1103 East Second Avenue)
Chili and dessert will be served.
Discussion of Careers for Classicists
"How do you fit in?"

Seminar Activities:
1.
Discussion of Careers for Classicists
2.
Hand in your course journal.
3. R
eport on Seminar Overviews
3. Seminar Evaluation