Courses with Variable Topics: 2018-2019

Autumn / Automne  2018

CLA2531 Introduction à la littérature latine
Pompeii family feast

Theodore H. Feder, Great Treasures of Pompeii and Herculaneum(Abbeville, 1978) pp. 24-25 - Wiki Commons

Découvrez les voyages d’Énée, les discours enflammés de la République, les ressorts du théâtre comique, l’origine des clichés sur les empereurs romains, la satire mordante, l’invention romanesque, et que la poésie est philosophique, amoureuse, nationale et universelle. Toutes les oeuvres sont lues en traduction.

CLA/HIS 3110 A - Topics in Ancient History (Professor: TBA) - Sept 2018 

Life and Death in Pompeii

This course will deal with the history and archaeology of Pompeii: topics include: architecture and urban plan, the eruption of Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the rediscovery of these sites in the Renaissance and their subsequent excavation, Pompeii and the cult of antiquity in the 18th and 19th centuries, domestic arts, interior decoration (e.g. painting and gardens) and private patronage, women in Pompeii.

CLA 3130 A - Topics in Greek & Latin Literature in Translation (Professor: TBA) - Sept 2018

The First Emperors of Rome: Behind the Palace Walls

From the accession of Augustus in around 27 BCE to the death of Nero in 68 CE, the Julio-Claudian dynasty ruled a vast and powerful empire from the Palatine Hill at the centre of Rome. In addition to being a centre of power, the Palatine Hill was also a place of intrigue and danger. In this course we will examine the accounts of the historian Tacitus, the biographer Suetonius and the Greek historian Cassius Dio, who paint a vivid picture of these supreme rulers and the high-stakes life in the imperial court with stories of adultery, treason and even murder in the midst of luxury and magnificence.

CLA/HIS 3510 A - Thèmes choisis en histoire ancienne (Professeur : D. Côté) - sept 2018

Trois empereurs, deux religions et un empire

Le cours portera sur les changements en matière de religion qui affectent l’empire romain, durant les règnes des empereurs Dioclétien, Constantin et Julien, de 284 à 363 de notre ère. Dioclétien est à l’origine de la dernière « persécution » contre les chrétiens, Constantin délaisse le « paganisme » pour se convertir au christianisme et rendre la religion chrétienne légale et Julien délaisse le christianisme pour se convertir au « paganisme » et tenter d’exclure la religion chrétienne de l’espace public.

CLA 4151 A - Seminar in Ancient Literature in Translation (Professor: TBA) - Sept 2018

Greek Laughter

We will study the nature, uses and attitudes to laughter examining its relationship with fundamental concerns of sex, death, religion, ethnicity, politics, social classes, food and drink. We will study various authors, works and genres such as epic, lyric and dramatic poetry, spanning a chronological period from the eighth century B.C. to the second century A.D.

LCL 4100 A - Latin authors (Professor: TBA) - Sept 2018

Ovid: The Poetry of Love and Laughter

Ovid, one of the most important and influential Latin poets from the time of the emperor Augustus, was popular among his contemporaries as a witty love poet and a master teller of tales from mythology. In this course we will translate the first book of his epic poem, the Metamorphoses, with stories such as the Creation of the World, the Flood, Apollo and Daphne and Io, as well as selections from his Amores and the notorious Ars Amatoria, a how-to book on romantic affairs.

SRS 4702 A - Séminaire en sciences des religions (Professeur: Pierluigi Piovanelli) - sept 2018

Texte, contexte et histoire en sciences des religions

Ce cours se propose d’étudier les phénomènes religieux dans les cultures depuis l’Antiquité jusqu’à l’époque moderne, à partir de l’analyse de sources littéraires, artistiques, documentaires et archéologiques. Le séminaire de ce semestre sera tout particulièrement consacré aux documents juifs et chrétiens de l’Antiquité et de l’Antiquité tardive analysés à l’aide des méthodes narratologique et socio-rhétorique.


Winter / Hiver 2019

CLA/HIS 3110 B - Topics in Ancient History (Professor: TBA) – Jan 2019

A History of Sparta

We shall study the history of ancient Sparta from its legendary origins until the Roman Empire. The course involves the examination of the historical events that shaped Sparta, as well as in-depth studies of Spartan political culture, geography, economy, gender and gender relations, religion, and culture. Finally, we shall look at the reception of Spartan history in the twentieth century.

fresco of garden

Courtesy of Marie-Pierre Bussières

CLA 3530 A - Thèmes choisis en littérature grecque ou latine en traduction (M.-P. Bussières) - jan 2019

Les romans grecs et latins

Genre littéraire qui n’a pas de nom dans l’Antiquité, l’oeuvre en prose de fiction emprunte à tous les autres genres pour créer une forme à la fois tout à fait antique et très contemporaine. Au programme entre autres : Longus, Daphnis et Chloé, Apulée, Les métamorphoses, Pétrone, Satiricon. Toutes les oeuvres sont lues en traduction.

Toutes les œuvres seront lues en traduction.

CLA/HIS 4150 B - Ancient History Seminar (Professor : TBA) – Jan 2019

Greek Vase Painting

This course is a survey of Greek vase painting and ceramic production from the Bronze Age down through the Hellenistic period with particular focus on Archaic and Classical black and red figure vases. Students will report on a specific painter, workshop or period and develop this presentation into a term paper.

CLA/HIS 4550 A - Séminaire en histoire ancienne (Professeur : D. Côté) – jan 2019

Sages, saints et sophistes à la fin de l’Antiquité

En prenant pour point de départ l’ouvrage d’Eunape de Sardes, Vies de philosophes et de sophistes, le séminaire se propose d’étudier l’évolution du rôle de l’intellectuel au IVe siècle de notre ère, dans le contexte de la christianisation de l’empire romain, que l’intellectuel porte le titre de philosophe, de sophiste ou d’évêque, qu’il soit considéré comme un sage ou comme un saint.

LCL 4150 A - Greek authors (Professor: J. Dijkstra) – Jan 2019

Herodotus VIII

In this course we are going to read passages from the eighth book of Herodotus’ Histories. In this book, Herodotus recounts the epic battle of Salamis, the sacking of Athens by Xerxes’ army, and the retreat of Persian forces after Salamis.

CLA 4300 A - Museum studies (Professor: A. Holden) – Jan 2019

Museum studies

Museum practicum (collections management, cataloging and researching collections) and related topics: contextualization and interpretation of collections for education through exhibitions; function of museums and ways in which history (cultural and visual) is constructed by museum acquisitions; topical issues in museum studies: degradation of cultural heritage; the mission and roles of museums and international agencies in the preservation and protection of cultural heritage; forgeries and unprovenanced antiquities (case studies).

SRS 4302 HB - Seminar in Religious Studies (Professor: Lori Beaman) – Jan 2019

Religion and Nonreligion in Canada

For the first time in the history of Canada a significant proportion of the population is identifying as nonreligious. This course examines the phenomenon of nonreligion in the context of the new religious diversity in Canada. We will examine together the implications of this dramatic transformation of Canadian society.

Note: this course is offered in a hybrid format (with online component).

Back to top