CANES Courses

The language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece, Rome, and the ancient Near East are the primary subjects of study in the Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at UW–Madison. Our department and its affiliated faculty offer language instruction in Greek, Latin, and Biblical Hebrew, as well as courses in literature in translation, civilization and society, art and archaeology, history, philosophy, and political science. Our course offerings include everything from mythology and ancient religions to sex and gender and even monsters.

Spring 2020

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Classics

Greek

  • Greek 104/304: Second Semester Greek (104 for undergraduates, 304 for graduates)
  • Greek 306: Intermediate Greek
  • Greek 560: Hellenistic Greek

Hebrew Bible

  • Hebrew-Biblical 104/304: Elementary Biblical Hebrew (104 for undergraduates, 304 for graduates)
  • Hebrew-Biblical 324: Intermediate Biblical Hebrew

Latin

  • Latin 104: Elementary Latin
  • Latin 204: Introduction to Latin Literature
  • Latin 302: Latin Literature of the Roman Empire
  • Latin 391: First Year Intensive Latin
  • Latin 549: Latin Philosophical Writers: Seneca

Fall 2019

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Classics

•  Classics 100: Legacy Of Greece And Rome In Modern Culture
•  Classics 110: The Ancient Mediterranean
•  Classics 150: Ancient Greek and Roman Monsters
•  Classics 300: The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece
•  Classics 320: The Greeks
•  Classics 321: The Egyptians: History, Society, and Literature
•  Classics 361: Sex and Power in Greece and Rome
•  Classics 373: Ancient Medicine (FIG)
•  Classics 373: Syriac I
•  Classics 700: The Art And Archaeology Of Ancient Greece (for graduate students)

Greek

•  Greek 103: Elementary Ancient Greek (first semester)
•  Greek 305: Intermediate Ancient Greek (third semester)
•  Greek 532: Thucydides

Hebrew Bible

•  Hebrew-Biblical 103: Elementary Biblical Hebrew, I (first semester)
•  Hebrew-Biblical 323: Intermediate Biblical Hebrew, I (third semester)
•  Hebrew-Biblical 705: Syriac I

Latin

•  Latin 103: Elementary Latin (first semester)
•  Latin 203: Intermediate Latin (third semester)
•  Latin 301: Latin Literature of the Roman Republic (fifth semester)
•  Latin 523: Roman Satire
•  Latin 950: Seminar-Oratory (for graduate students)

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Summer 2019

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Classics

•  Classics 205: Greek and Latin Origins of Medical Terms ONLINE ( July 15 – August 11)
•  Classics 322: The Romans (June 17 – July 14)
•  Classics 370: Classical Mythology (May 28 – June 16)

Spring 2019

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Classics

•  Classics 205: Greek and Latin Origins of Medical Terms
•  Classics 304: The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome
•  Classics 322: The Romans
•  Classics 332: Prophets of the Bible
•  Classics 340: Conspiracy in the Ancient and Modern Worlds
•  Classics 351: Gender and Sexuality in the Classical World
•  Classics 370: Classical Mythology
•  Classics 591: Undergraduate Seminar, Ancient Warfare

Greek

•  Greek 104: Elementary Greek (second semester)
•  Greek 306: Intermediate Greek (fourth semester)
•  Greek 510: Homer

Hebrew Bible

•  Hebrew-Biblical 104: Elementary Biblical Hebrew II (second semester)
•  Hebrew-Biblical 324: Intermediate Biblical Hebrew II (fourth semester)
•  Hebrew-Biblical 332: Prophets of the Bible (taught in English)
•  Hebrew-Biblical 700: Second Samuel
•  Hebrew-Biblical 702: Aramaic II
•  Hebrew-Biblical 723: Classical Hebrew Linguistics: Historical and Descriptive

Latin

•  Latin 104: Elementary Latin (second semester)
•  Latin 204: Intermediate Latin (fourth semester)
•  Latin 302: Latin Literature of the Roman Empire (sixth semester)
•  Latin 505: Elementary Prose Composition
•  Latin 515: Vergil

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