CLAS 321:Gender in Ancient Greece

This involves a critical evaluation of the sources of information on classes of women, their position and role in the family and society; social and psychological barriers to the human rights of women, especially the law on women, as it relates to their...

CLAS 319:Egypt, Near East, and the Origins of Greek Civilisation

A study of the issue of Greece’s indebtedness to the civilisations of Egypt and the Near East, it also critically reviews some Afrocentrist theses on the subject and the issue of the racial identity of the Egyptians from the pre-dynastic era in Nubia...

CLAS 318:Roman Art and Architecture

A study of Roman art and architecture from their prehistoric Etruscan, Italian, and Greek origins. The aesthetical component of the study reflects various technical achievements and improvements, and involves the assessment of works of art and architecture on...

CLAS 317:Greek Art and Architecture

A cultural-historical and aesthetical study of Greek art and architecture, designed to develop skills in the critical analysis of objects through the cultivation of visual literacy.

CLAS 316:Roman Religion

A study of Roman religion from its polytheistic prehistoric origins to the advent of Christian monotheism.

CLAS 315:Greek Religion

A study of Greek religion from its prehistoric origins, through the natural theology of the Presocratics, to the philosophical encounter between Greek and Jewish religions in the Hellenistic Period. 

CLAS 314:The Principate

An examination of the powers and functions of the emperor up to the reign of Domitian, consideration of the issue of separation of powers, the role of the emperor’s household in empiregovernance, procuratorial service, and the role of the law in...

CLAS 313:Hellenistic Philosophy and Science

An examination of the central tenets of Epicureanism, Stoicism, and Pyrrhonian scepticism, and an account of the main trends of Greek science, from its beginnings in cosmological speculations to its empirically and experimentally based approaches in the...

CLAS 312:Republican Rome

Based on a critical evaluation of the sources, this is a study of the birth of the Roman Republic, the development of the Republican constitution, Rome’s rise to the centre of a world empire, the intervention of the military in politics, the causes of...

CLAS 311:History of the Hellenistic Period

A study of the 300 years between the reign of Alexander (336-323 BC) and Augustus, the first Roman Emperor (31 BC-AD14), focusing on the conquests of Alexander, the post-Alexandrian Greek kingdoms and the Hellenisation process.