CLAS200 Introduction to Classical Studies
Department of Classics, Monmouth College
Fall
2008
Schedule of Activities

Week 1 (Aug. 27)

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


Read: Introduction and Chapter 1 (Homer) of
Twelve Greeks and Romans

Week 2 (Sept. 3)

Topics:
Homer
Some Useful Classical Websites

Read:
Library of Congress (LC) Subject headings
: http://www.webfeetguides.com/wfonline/librarycall.html#D. Under what headings are Classics materials likely to be found? Bring a copy of this list to seminar next week.

Week 3 (Sept. 10)

Seminar meets in Hewes Library

Topic:
Resources for Classicists in Hewes Library

Read Chapter 2 (Thales) of Twelve Greeks and Romans
Attend Archaeology Lecture on Monday, Sept. 15th at 7:30 P.M. in Morgan Room of Poling Hall

Week 4 (Sept. 17)

Topics:
Archaeology
Thales

Read: Chapter 3 (Themistocles) of Twelve Greeks and Romans
American Philological Assn. Statement on Research (http://www.apaclassics.org/research/researchpreamble.html)
"Publishing a Scholarly Article in Classical Studies"
(http://www.apaclassics.org/Publications/publish.html)
"Advice for Tiros: How to Find the Right Journal for your Work:"
http://www.curculio.org/advice.html

Week 5 (Sept. 24)

Topics:
Themistocles
Why and How Do Classicists Publish?


Read: Chapter 4 (Pericles) of
Twelve Greeks and Romans
Major Classical Authors

Week 6 (Oct. 1)

Topics:
Pericles
The Golden Ages of Greece and Rome (Know your Authors!)


Read:

Coins: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~ekondrat/numismatics.html

Week 7 (Oct. 8)

Topics:
Numismatics

Coin-Cleaning and Identification Session

Read: Chapter 5 (Plato) of Twelve Greeks and Romans
Maps: http://www.unc.edu/awmc/

Week 8 (Oct. 15)

Topics:
Plato
Geography and the Classics
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

Read: Chapter 6 (Alexander the Great) of Twelve Greeks and Romans
Chronologies: https://department.monm.edu/classics/Courses/Chronology.htm
https://department.monm.edu/classics/Courses/timelines_for_ancient_societies.htm
http://www.coa.gatech.edu/~italy/courses/arch4127/TimelineRomanHistory.pdf

Week 9 (Oct. 22)

Mentoring Day NO CLASS but there will be a Mentoring Session at 3 PM for all Classics Majors / Minors

Week 10 (Oct. 29)

Topics:
Alexander the Great
Ancient Time Lines


Read: Chapter 7 (Scipio Africanus) of Twelve Greeks and Romans
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 11 (Nov. 5)

Topics:
Scipio Africanus
Epigraphy

Read Chapter 9 (Cicero) of Twelve Greeks and Romans to be discussed on Dec. 3
 

Week 12 (Nov. 12)  

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

Week 13 (Nov. 19)

Class Meets in Hewes Library
Topics:
Discussion of Epigraphical Matters
Orientation to the Canopus Stone in Hewes

Read Chapter 8 (Julius Caesar) of Twelve Greeks and Romans
Prepare a draft of your professional resume

(Nov. 26)
Thanksgiving Break No
Seminar

Week 15 (Dec. 3)  

Topics:
Julius Caesar and Cicero
Writing a Good Resume Resumes

Read: Chapter 10 (Augustus) of Twelve Greeks and Romans
Revise your resume for next week
Find an M.A. or Ph.D Program in Classics which interests you and gather information about this program. See
Classical Programs survey (http://www.phds.org/
)  

Week 16 (Dec. 10)

Topics
Augustus
Programs in Classics


Assignment:
As you complete your journal work, prepare a summary / overview of the seminar and reflect on the following topic: "How Do I Fit into the Study of Classics? What's in it for Me?"
Read Careers for Classicists and answer the question "How do you fit in?"
Also:
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

Exam Week

Class will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 8 A.M. at Prof. Sienkewicz' home (1103 East Second Avenue)

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