CLAS200 Introduction to Classical Studies
Department of Classics, Monmouth College
Fall
2011
Schedule of Activities

Week 1 (Aug. 24)

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

Week 2 (Aug. 31)

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. 7)

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

Don't forget to watch the Prime Beef Parade beginning at 5 PM at flagpole!

Week 4 (Sept. 14)

Discussion of Archaeology Lecture
Chapter 3 of Beard and Henderson
Ancient World Mapping Center http://www.unc.edu/awmc/
Ieographia. 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

Blank Map of the Roman Empire: http://www.utexas.edu/courses/larrymyth/images/Maps/wlrImperiumBlankLrg.jpg

 Useful list of additional maps:

http://www.utexas.edu/courses/larrymyth/images/Maps/


Assignment: Mark the following places on the blank map of the Roman Empire provided
and list one important fact about each place, including, where appropriate, the modern name of this place. Indicate cities with dots. ATHENAE, SPARTA, ROMA, CARTHAGO, 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, POMPEII, LUGDUNUM, AQUINCUM, VINDOBONA, RAETIA

Week 5 (Sept. 21)

Chapters 4 and 5 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

Assignment: Use these time lines to make your own list of the 25 most important events in the ancient world. with each event two or three sentences explaining why you think this particular event is so important. Your list should span the ancient world from the Bronze Age until the end of the Roman Empire.

Week 6 (Sept. 28)

Chapters 6, 7 and 8 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.

Week 7 (Oct. 5)

Chapters 9 and 10 of Beard and Henderson
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.
Mid-course evaluation due

Week 8 (Oct. 12)

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  

Week 9 (Oct. 19)

MENTORING WEEK. No classes on Wednesday afternoon but there will be a Classics session at some point that afternoon. Each member of the class is encouraged to make an appointment to speak personally with Prof. Sienkewicz during this week.
Attemd Archaeology Lecture on Monday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 P.M. in the Morgan Room of Poling Hall. Write a summary/response for this lecture.

Week 10 (Oct. 26)

Seminar Meets in Hewes Library for Tour of Shields Collection with Mary Phillips

Week 11 (Nov. 2)

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

Week 12 (Nov. 9)

Chapters 3-4 of 12GR (Themistocles and Pericles)

Week 13 (Nov. 16)

Chapters 5-6 of 12GR (Alexander the Great)

Attend Archaeology lecture tonight at 7:30 PM

Week 14
Thanksgiving Break No
Seminar

Week 15  (Nov. 30)

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. 7)

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 (Dec. 14)

Class will meet at Prof. Sienkewicz' home (1103 East Second Avenue) at 6 PM
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