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.

Fall 2021

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Classics

Classics 110: The Ancient MediterraneanMarc Kleijwegt

Classics 150: Ancient Greek and Roman MonstersWilliam Brockliss

Classics 206: Classical Influences on Western Art and ScienceMichael Vanden Heuvel

Classics 300: The Art and Archaeology of Ancient GreeceWilliam Aylward

Classics 320: The GreeksJeffrey Beneker

Classics 321: The EgyptiansJeremy Hutton

Classics 351: Women and Gender in the Classical WorldLaura McClure

Classics 371: Fall of Rome, Rise of ChristianityAlex Dressler

Classics 373 (FIG): Ancient MedicineJames McKeown

Greek

Greek 103: Elementary Ancient Greek (1st semester) – Chontel Syfox

Greek 305: Intermediate Ancient Greek (3rd semester) – James McKeown

Greek 512: Greek Lyric Poets – William Brockliss

Hebrew Bible

Hebrew-Bible 103: Elementary Biblical Hebrew, I (1st semester)

Hebrew-Bible 323: Intermediate Biblical Hebrew, I (3rd semester)

Latin

Latin 103: Elementary Latin (1st semester)

Latin 203: Intermediate Latin (3rd semester) – Vanessa Schmitz-Siebertz

Latin 301: Latin Literature of the Roman Republic – Grant Nelsestuen

Latin 524: Roman Novel – Alex Dressler

Summer 2021

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Undergraduate Courses

Classics 205: Greek and Latin Origins of Medical Terms – Matthew Taylor

Classics 227: Introduction to Biblical LiteratureInstructor TBA

Classics 322: The Romans – Instructor TBA

Classics 370: Classical Mythology – Alex Dressler

Spring 2021

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Classics

Graduate students only

  • Classics 970: Greek and Roman Epic – Will Brockliss

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Greek

  • Greek 104: Second Semester Greek – Hanna Golab
  • Greek 306: Intermediate Greek (4th semester) – James McKeown
  • Greek 551: Attic Orators – Jeffrey Beneker

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Hebrew Bible

  • Hebrew-Bible 104: Elementary Biblical Hebrew, II (2nd semester) – Jesse Pruett
  • Hebrew-Bible 324: Intermediate Biblical Hebrew, II (4th semester) – Jesse Pruett

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Latin

Latin 104: Elementary Latin (2nd semester) – Daniel Bennett & Marina Grochocki

Latin 204: Introduction to Latin Literature (4th semester) – Vanessa Schmitz-Siebertz

Latin 302: Latin Literature Of The Roman Empire (6th semester)

Latin 391: Elementary Intensive Latin (1st & 2nd semesters) – Ximing Lu

Latin 520: Drama – Alex Dressler

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Fall 2020

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Classics

Greek

Hebrew Bible

Latin

Summer 2020

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Classics

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)

Student studies while leaning against a tree on Bascom Hall in the fall

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