Most of my teaching falls into three spheres: Latin, Greek, and Classical Civilization. This page is used to house sample syllabi, course descriptions, and elements frequently used in multiple courses.
LATN 101-102 Introduction to Latin
LATN 201-202 Intermediate Latin
LATN 307 Survey of Latin: The Principate
LATN 352 Roman Drama
LATN 353 Cicero
LATN 355 Roman Historical Writing
LATN 356 Vergil
LATN 357 Horace
LATN 358 Ovid
LATN 430 Latin Prose Composition
LATN 432 Roman Philosophical Thought
LATN 434 Roman Satire
Handouts for Latin
For Latin grammar, specifically, see Copia Latin.
The Greatest Handout Ever Made (Latin)
GREK 101-102 Introduction to Attic Greek
GREK 201-202 Intermediate Greek
Handouts for Greek
The Greatest Handout Ever Made (Greek)
CLAS 103 Greek Civilization
Online. In this sample syllabus (CLAS 103 Syllabus 2015) I lay out the books we’ll use, the kinds of gradeable things that will be due, and the topics we’ll cover. A brief version would be this: each week (there are five weeks per summer session) you’ll have some reading to do, for which I will provide you a list of study questions and key terms to pay attention to and all of which will be the basis of a multiple choice online quiz; each week you will also have a 2-3 page paper assignment. There will be a few more quizzes (on maps, dates, and the sources for the study of classical literature). All quizzes are open book and open note, but that doesn’t mean “easy” because the quizzes are timed. I tend to see the same grade distributions for online as traditional format. So much for the technical aspects!
Our subject is Greek Civilization from the archaic (8th c. BCE) to the Hellenistic era (100 BCE, approximately). After we focus on the general mindset of ancient Greeks (about identity, gods, gender, government, etc.) and getting a sense of the arc of Greek culture through those periods, we will read examples of the three major genres–epic, lyric, and drama. This gives us an opportunity to see how some Greeks framed and tried to answer “the big questions” (are the gods just? how do humans fit into everything? what are our responsibilities? etc.).
CLAS 105 Roman Civilization
CLAS 110 Greek and Roman Mythology in Art and Literature
CLAS 352C 3D Pompeii
CLAS 485 Senior Thesis
Handouts for Classical Civilization
The Greek Alphabet
The Roman Alphabet
Dates, Maps, and Sources