Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Courses for fall 2014


Classes begin at CUNY on August 28, at NYU on September 2, and at Fordham on Sep. 3.

CLAS 8853 Aristotle's Ethics and Politics CUNY Simpson Mon.
CLAS 8870 Commentaries and the Classical Tradition CUNY Yarrow Mon.
CLAS 8855 Greek Drama in Performance NYU Meineck Tues. 4:15
CLAS 8857 Euripides NYU Konstan Tues. 6:30
CLAS 8859 Roman Law NYU Peachin Wed. 4:15
CLAS 8861 Vergilian Geopoetics NYU Barchiesi Wed. 6:30
GREK 5211 Greek Prose Composition
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Fordham Lincoln Ctr. Rm. 404 Foster Thurs. 4:15
LATN 6471 Suetonius
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Fordham Lincoln Ctr.
Rm. 404
Penella Thurs. 6:30

Prof. Foster, Greek Prose Composition - This course will develop students' command of the structure and style of classical Greek prose through select readings of ancient literary criticism, formal stylistic analyses of select classical authors and a series of composition exercises of increasing complexity.  By becoming familiar with ancient critical norms, applying them to exemplary authors and texts while composing Greek in a variety of styles, students will develop a greater appreciation of Greek prose style and stylistics. The instructor will assess student learning by a systematic review and critique of students' stylistic analyses and written compositions and the oral presentations associated with the submission of their written work.

Prof. Penella, Suetonius - Select Latin readings in Suetonius's Lives of the Caesars (as well as in his biographies of Roman grammarians and rhetors).  What is not read in Latin will be read in English.  The course will focus on the structure and the preoccupations of the Suetonian imperial biography and on the "typology" of first-century emperors.  Students will hopefully leave the course with an appreciation of the Lives both as historical source and as literature.  There will be outside readings in the scholarship and short class reports as well as a course paper.

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