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. Past AHMA seminars are listed separately.

Department of Anthropology

Archaeological Research Strategies (C. Hastorf, F2015; R. Joyce, F2020)

Food Studies (C. Hastorf, F2017)

Topics in Archaeobotany (C. Hastorf, F2020) 

Department of Classics

Advanced Greek Prose Composition (D. Mastronarde, F2019)

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

Approaches to Classical Literature (E. Oliensis, S2016, F2019)

Archaic Greek Poetry (R. Martin, F2014; M. Griffith, F2017)

Aristotle (T. Long, F2015)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greek Epigraphy (N. Papazarkadas, F2016)

Greek Philosophers (S. Magrin, S2015)

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

Greek Vase Painting: Hermeneutics and Historiography  (F. Lissarrague, S2016)  [Sather Seminar]

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

Latin Poetry of the Republic and Early Empire (K. McCarthy, S2015; P. Hardie, S2016)

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

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

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

Papyrology (T. Hickey, S2013, S2016, F2020)

Poetics of the Book (K. McCarthy, F2017)

Polytheism in Rome (D. MacRae, F2016)

The Presocratics (S. Magrin and T. Long, F2019)

Rationality, Interests, and Choice in Greek Thought and Practice (J. Ober, F2019) [Sather Seminar]

Roman Comedy (K. McCarthy, F2020)

Sappho and Alcaeus (L. Kurke, F2016)

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

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

Survey of Latin Literature (E. Olienssis, F2020)

Tacitus' Annals (D. Sailor, S2014)

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

Writing Disaster: Tragedy, Ecology, and Psychoanalysis (M. Telò, F2020)

Department of History

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

Augustine On Wealth (S. Elm, F2015)

Augustine's City of God and Economic History (S. Elm, F2019)

Byzantine History (M. Mavroudi, F2020)

Claudian (S. Elm, F2017)

Historical Method and Theory (C. Noreña, F2019, J. Vernon, F2020)

Imperial Representation in the Later Roman Empire: Manliness, Dress, Ethnicity and the Divine (S. Elm, F2020) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ruins of History (S. Esmeir and S.-L. Hoffmann, F2020)

The Third Century Crisis (C. Noreña, S2014) 

Department of History of Art

 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]

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

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

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

Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

Advanced Akkadian (F. Rochberg, F2017)

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

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

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

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)

Daily Life in the Ancient World (C. Redmount, F2020)

Digital Humanities and Egyptology (R. Lucarelli, F2019)

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

Egyptian Texts (R. Lucarelli, F2017)

Middle Egyptian Texts (R. Lucarelli, F2019)

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

Talmud (D. Boyarin & M. Vidas, F2011; Boyarin F2019)

Using Cuneiform Texts in Research (F. Rochberg, F2020)

Women in Ancient Egypt (C. Redmount, S2013)

Department of Political Science

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

UC Berkeley 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

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

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

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

Introduction to Old Testament: Social and Religious Transformations (A. Brody, F2020)

Joshua Benjamins at the Hearst Museum

Classics PhD student Joshua Benjamins studying ancient coins at the Hearst Museum