Past Courses

The following is a selection of graduate courses relating to the Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology program that have been offered in recent years.


Department of Classics

Archaic Greek Poetry (M. Griffith, F2017)

Poetics of the Book (K. McCarthy, F2017)

Greek Epigraphy (N. Papazarkadas, F2016)

Polytheism in Rome (D. MacRae, F2016)

The Social Culture of Images in Ancient Greece and Rome (T. Hoelscher, F2016)

Sappho and Alcaeus (L. Kurke, F2016)

Latin Poetry of the Republic and Early Empire (P. Hardie, S2016)

Approaches to Classical Literature (E. Oliensis, S2016)

Greek Vase Painting (T. Lissarrague, S2016)

Papyrology (T. Hickey, S2016)

Seafaring in the Ancient World (T. Peña, F2015)

Aristotle (T. Long, F2015)

Affect and Tragedy: Sophocles’ Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus (M. Telò, F2015)

Greece  in the Iron Age (K. Shelton, S2015)

Latin Poetry of the Republic and Early Empire (K. McCarthy, S2015)

Greek Philosophers (S. Magrin, S2015)

Authority, Doubles, and Gods (M. Bettini, F2014)

Comparative and Historical Grammar of Latin (M. Weiss, F2014)

The Economic Life of Pompeii and Herculaneum (T. Pena, F2014)

Archaic Greek Poetry (R. Martin, F2014)

The Athenian Empire: Literature, Archaeology, Epigraphy (N. Papazarkadas, S2014)

Topics in Roman Literature and History: Tacitus' Annals (D. Sailor, S2014)

Greek vase-painting : hermeneutics and historiography (F. Lissarague, S2014) [Sather Seminar]

Greek Religion from Literature and Documents (R. Parker, S2013) [Sather Seminar]

Papyrology (T. Hickey, S2013)

Civil War and Civil Strife in Roman Literature (D. Sailor, F2012)

Vertumnus - A god with no identity, a god with many identities, a god of identity (M. Bettini, F2012)

Mycenae through the Ages: Prehistory, History, and Historiography (K.Shelton, F2012)

The Hyperboreans: The Greeks and Romans look North (N. Purcell, S2012)

Material Culture in the Roman World (T. Peña, S2012)

Myths, Images, and Polis Societies in Archaic and Classical Greece (T. Hölscher, F2011)


Department of History

Claudian (S. Elm, F2017)

Representing the Barbarian in Late Antiquity (S. Elm, F2016)

Advanced Studies in Ancient History: On Wealth (S. Elm, F2015)

Property and Power in the Ancient Greek World (E. Mackil, F2015)

Augustine of Hippo: The City of God (S. Elm, S2015)

Rhetoric of History: Kingship and Legitimacy (D. Boyarin and M. Nylan, S2015)

Paloeography and Other Auxilliary Sciences (M. Mavroudi, F2014)

The Making of Roman Law (C. Noreña, F2014)

The Third Century Crisis (C. Noreña, S2014) 

Roman North Africa from 300-500 CE (S. Elm, F2012)

Law in the Ancient Greek World (E. Mackil, S2012)

Of Human and Divine Bonding: Fatalism and Free Will between Epictetus and Augustine (S. Elm & R. Lyman, F2011)

The Military-Tributary Complex in the Roman Empire (C. F. Norena, S2011)


Department of History of Art

Proseminar in Classical Archaeology and Ancient Art (C. Hallett & A. Stewart, F2015)

Istanbul: The City and its Art from Antiquity to the Present (D. Angelova and B. Fricke, S2015)

Ancient Art and the Modern Imagination (W. Davis, S2015)

Greek and Roman Art in the Bay of Naples (C. Hallett & A. Stewart, S2014) [AHMA Seminar]

The Sacred and the Arts from the Ancient Near East to the Late Antique (D. Angelova & M. Feldman, F2012)


Department of Near Eastern Studies

Advanced Akkadian (F. Rochberg, F2017)

Rapid Reading and Research in Akkadian (L. Pearce, F2017)

Egyptian Texts (R. Lucarelli, F2017)

Sasanian Rock Reliefs and the Persian Empire (M. Compareti, S2016)

Ancient Egyptian Magic and Demonology (R. Lucarelli, S2015)

Ancient and Modern Hebrew Literary Texts (R. Hendel, S2014)

Egyptian Studies: City Living in Ancient Egypt (C. Redmount, S2014)

The Archaeology of Death and Burial in the Ancient Near East (B. Porter, S2014)

Complexities in the Relation between Judaism and Christianity (M. Duarte De Oliveira S2013)

Women in Ancient Egypt (C. Redmount, S2013)

Graduate Seminar in Talmud (D. Boyarin & M. Vidas, F2011)


Department of Anthropology

Archaeological Research Strategies (C. Hastorf, F2015)

Food Studies (Hastof, F2017)


Political Science

History of Greek Political Thought (K. Hoekstra, F2017)


Boalt School of Law

Roman Law (Laurent Mayali, S2010)


Department of Rhetoric

Ancient and Modern Selves (J. Porter and R. Nadaff, F2016)

Law and Violence in the Roman World (A. Z. Bryen, F2011)


Graduate Theological Union

Rabbinic Hebrew Literature (H. Zellentin, F2009)


Pacific School of Religion

Household Religions in Ancient Israel and the Near East (A. Brody)

Art, Archaeology, and the Study of Israelite Religion (A. Brody, S2010)

Bronze and Iron Age Archaeology of the Southern Levant (A. Brody, F2009)