CLAS200 Introduction to Classical Studies
Department of Classics, Monmouth College
Fall
2013
Schedule of Activities

Note: This course meets in the second half of the semester only.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Introductions
Discussion of the
Monmouth College Classics Dept. Mission Statement
What is Classical Studies?
W.B. Yeats' "Leda and the Swan"
Countee Cullen's "Yet Do I Marvel"
Why Study Classics?

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Mentoring Day
Pizza at 12:30 in Capron Room (Wallace 115) followed by Mentoring Session (Attendance required.)

Thursday, Oct. 24

Introduction to Palaeography, to the Gould Manuscript Collection and to the Gould Manuscript Project / Terms to Know about Manuscripts / Gould Manuscript Collection List / Gould Manuscript Collection--Folia Assignments / Folia Descriptions / Gould Gallery Talk / Gould Images
OSU CENTER FOR EPIGRAPHICAL AND PALAEOGRAPHICAL STUDIES

Digital Scriptorium.

Seminar meets in Hewes Library

Sunday, Oct. 27

Gallery Talk on Gould Manuscript Collection, 2 P.M. on second floor of the Library.

Attendance Required.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Seminar Meets in Hewes Library
Discussion of Gould Gallery Talk

Resources for Classicists in Hewes Library
Library of Congress (LC) Subject headings
: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/. Under what headings are Classics materials likely to be found?
Some Useful Classical Websites

Williams College Department of Classics. Resources for Classics Students:
http://classics.williams.edu/resources/online-resources-2/

Thursday, Oct. 31


Preliminary Work on Gould Manuscript Project Due Today
Chapters 1 of Beard and Henderson
Beard and Henderson Worksheet
Bassae:
http://www.davidgill.co.uk/gkart/bassae/bassae.htm
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/greece/bassae-temple-of-apollo-epicurius
http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Cities/Bassae.html

UNESCO

Hellenic Ministry of Culture
British Museum, Room 16

Cornelius Gallus Papyrus


Ancient World Mapping Center http://www.unc.edu/awmc/
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

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 this blank map of the Roman Empire (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/Blank_Roman_Empire.png)
 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, BASSAE

Tuesday, November 5

Chapters 2-4  of Beard and Henderson
Map Assignment Due.

Thursday, November 7

Seminar meets in the Library for Oral Presentations on projects in Gould Gallery

Monday, November 11

Archaeology Lecture: Susan Allen "Classical Spies" (Attendance Required)
7:30 P.M. in Pattee Auditorium

Tuesday, November 12

Paper on Archaeology Lecture due. What did you learn about Classics from this lecture?
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

Thursday, November 14

Seminar Meets in Hewes Library for Tour of Shields Collection with Mary Phillips
Final Version of Gould Manuscript Project Due

Tuesday, November 19

Chapters 5-9 of Beard and Henderson
Refer to this website as you read 12GR: Major Classical Authors

Bring to class a book, article or website which deals with each GR. Be prepared to give a brief report on what you found.

Thursday, November 21

Paper due today on Beard and Henderson

Read Introduction and Chapters 1-2 (Homer and Thales) of Twelve Greeks and Romans (12GR)
TRG1 / TRG2
Bring to class a book, article or website which deals with each GR. Be prepared to give a brief report on what you found.

Time Lines of the Ancient World
https://department.monm.edu/classics/Courses/Chronology.htm

http://courses.wcupa.edu/jones/his101/web/t-roman.htm
Timeline of Roman History
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.

Tuesday, November 26

Chapters 3-4 of 12GR (Themistocles and Pericles)
TRG3 / TRG4
Bring to class a book, article or website which deals with each GR. Be prepared to give a brief report on what you found.
Time Line Assignment due.

Thursday, November 28
Thanksgiving Break No
Seminar

Tuesday, December 3

Chapter 5-6 of 12GR (Plato and Alexander)
TGR5-6
Bring to class a book, article or website which deals with each GR. Be prepared to give a brief report on what you found.
Resumes: Bring to class a copy of your latest resume. If you don't have one, start a draft.

Thursday, December 5

Chapter 7-8 of 12GR (Scipio Africanus and Julius Caesar)
TGR7-8

Bring to class a book, article or website which deals with each GR. Be prepared to give a brief report on what you found.
Revised Resume Due
Why Classics?
University of Arizona Department of Classics http://classics.arizona.edu/node/287

Why Study Classics? (Drew University)

Majoring in Classics Gives Students an Edge
Classics Majors Find Their Future in the Past
Branding and Marketing the Classics Major
Careers in Classics / Benefits of a Classics Education / Test Scores of Latin Students
Eleven Reasons to Major in the Humanities
Why in Heaven's Name Are You Majoring in Greek?
The Heart of the Matter: Social Sciences and the Humanities (Video)
Why Study Classics? (University of Dallas)
Classicists Are Smart!

Tuesday, December 10

Chapter 9-10 of 12GR (Cicero and Augustus)
TRG9-10

Applying to Graduate School
After Williams

http://www.phds.org/
Graduate Programs and Department Websites
Assignment: Find an M.A. or Ph.D Program in Classics (or a related field) which interests you and gather information about this program.

Careers for Classicists

Wednesday, December 11

Summary paper on 12GR  due via email by midnight.

Saturday, December 14
Final Meeting

Class will meet at Prof. Sienkewicz' home (1103 East Second Avenue) at 6 PM
Chili and dessert will be served.
Seminar Reflection Paper due.
Seminar activities:
1. Brief oral reports on Grad School
2. Discussion of Careers for Classicists
3.
Discussion of "How do you fit in?"
4. Seminar Evaluation