CLAS200 Introduction to Classical Studies
Department of Classics, Monmouth College
Fall
2009
Schedule of Activities

Week 1 (Aug. 26)

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

 

Week 2 (Sept. 2)

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. 10)

Some Useful Classical Websites

Chapters 1 and 2 of Beard and Henderson

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

Attend Archaeology Lecture on Monday, Sept. 14th at 7:30 P.M. in Morgan Room of Poling Hall and write summary/response
 

Week 4 (Sept. 16)

Guest: Joseph O'Neill MC'01, graduate student in Classics at the University of Southern California
 

Week 5 (Sept. 23)

Chapters 3, 4 and 5 of Beard and Henderson

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. 30)

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. 7)

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

Week 8 (Oct. 14)

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.

Writing a Good Resume

Prepare a draft of your professional resume
 

Week 9 (Oct. 21)

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

Major Classical Authors

Attend Archaeology Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 22nd at 7:30 P.M. in Morgan Room of Poling Hall and write summary / response
 

Week 10 (Oct. 28)

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

Week 11 (Nov. 4)

Discussion of Archaeology Lecture of Oct. 22nd

Chapter 2 (Thales) of Twelve Greeks and Romans
Chapter 3 (Themistocles) of
Twelve Greeks and Romans
 

Week 12 (Nov. 11)

Classics in Stone: Epigraphy
Class meets in Library for Orientation to the Canopus Stone

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 13 (Nov. 18)

Discussion of Archaeology Lecture on Monday, Nov. 16th at 7:30  P.M. in Morgan Room of Poling Hall

Chapter 4 (Pericles) of Twelve Greeks and Romans
Chapter 5 (Plato) of
Twelve Greeks and Romans
 

Week 14 (Nov. 26)
Thanksgiving Break No
Seminar
 

Week 15 (Dec. 2)  

Chapter 6 (Alexander the Great) of Twelve Greeks and Romans
Chapter 7 (Scipio Africanus) of
Twelve Greeks and Romans

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. 9)

Chapter 8 (Julius Caesar) of Twelve Greeks and Romans
Chapter 9 (Cicero) of
Twelve Greeks and Romans
Chapter 10 (Augustus) of Twelve Greeks and Romans

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

Class will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 9 A.M. at Prof. Sienkewicz' home (1103 East Second Avenue)

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