Introduction to Classical Studies
Department of Classics, Monmouth College
Schedule of Activities
This course meets in the second half of the semester only.
Discussion of the
College Classics Dept. Mission Statement
What is Classical Studies?
W.B. Yeats' "Leda and the Swan"
Countee Cullen's "Yet Do I Marvel"
Famous People Who Studied Classics
Tuesday, Oct. 27
Seminar Meets in Hewes
Resources for Classicists in Hewes Library
Library of Congress (LC) Subject headings:
what headings are Classics materials likely to be found?
Some Useful Classical Websites
Williams College Department of
Classics. Resources for Classics Students:
Library Assignment: You will be assigned to
find a Classics book on a particular topic, and create a
bilbiographic citation and 100-word annotation for this book. Here is the
bibliographic format you should follow:
Here is a sample bibliographic
citation and annotation.
Pizza at 12:30 in Capron Room (Wallace 115) followed by
Mentoring Session (Attendance required.)
Learning Outcomes/Goals for Classics Majors /
Thursday, Oct. 29
Chapter 1 of Beard and Henderson
Beard and Henderson Worksheet
British Museum, Room 16
Temple Frieze /
Library Assignment Due
Chapter 2-3 of Beard and Henderson
Hellenic Ministry of Culture
Ancient World Mapping Center
Geographia. Aegean Map:
Mohr, James, et al. The Mapping
Suzanne, Bernard. Index of Maps of the Ancient Greek World..
Blank Map of the Roman Empire:
list of additional 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.
Due Nov. 5.
Chapter 4-5 of Beard and Henderson
Cornelius Gallus Papyrus
Map Assignment Due.
Tuesday, Nov. 10
Chapter 6-7 of Beard and Henderson
Paper on Archaeology Lecture due. What did
you learn about Classics from this lecture and class discussion?
Time Lines of the Ancient World
Timeline of Roman History
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.
Thursday, Nov. 12
Chapters 8-10 of Beard and Henderson
Writing a Resume: Bring to
class a copy of your latest resume. If you don't have one,
start a draft.
Tuesday, Nov. 17
Class meets in Library for
Orientation to the
Classics in Stone: Epigraphy
Introduction to Greek and Latin epigraphy: an absolute
FOR EPIGRAPHICAL AND PALAEOGRAPHICAL STUDIES
Links to Epigraphy and Palaeography /
/ Written in Stone
Thursday, Nov. 19
Seminar Meets in Hewes Library for Tour of Shields
Collection with Mary Phillips
Time Line Assignment due.
Read Introduction and Chapters 1-2 (Homer/Thales) of
Twelve Greeks and Romans (12GR)
Refer to this website as you read 12GR:
Major Classical Authors
Paper due today on Beard and
Thursday, Nov. 26
Thanksgiving Break No
Tuesday, Dec. 1
Chapters 3-6 of 12GR (Themistocles, Pericles, Plato,
Revised Resume Due
Thursday, Dec. 3
of 12GR (Scipio Africanus, Julius Caesar,
Applying to Graduate School:
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.
Brief oral reports on Grad School
Careers for Classicists
University of Arizona Department of Classics
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 /
Scores of Latin Students
Reasons to Major in the Humanities
in Heaven's Name Are You Majoring in Greek?
Heart of the Matter: Social Sciences and the Humanities
Study Classics? (University of Dallas)
Classicists Are Smart!
Summary paper on 12GR due via
email by midnight TONIGHT!
Saturday, December 12
Class will meet at Prof. Sienkewicz' home
(1103 East Second Avenue) at 11:30 AM
Chili and dessert will be served.
Seminar Reflection Paper
1. Discussion of Careers for Classicists
2. Discussion of "How do you