Liste des thèmes - 2017-2018

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CLA-HIS 3110 A00 (Topics in Ancient History) - Sept. 2017

Roman Women

A survey of the evidence in the written sources, archaeological record and visual arts for the roles and potential rights of women in ancient Rome: Lecture topics include paradigms of female virtue in Archaic and Republican Rome, women and party politics in late Republican Rome, the arrogation of power to and imaging of aristocratic women in Imperial times, literary genres and female stereotypes, women as social patrons and patrons of the arts, family, marriage etc. Requirements: mid-term, final exam and short research paper.

CLA-HIS 3110 B00 (Topics in Ancient History) – G. Greatrex, Jan. 2018

The Age of Justinian

A consideration of the eventful and important reign of the Emperor Justinian (A.D. 527-565), and of the sixth century more generally, taking into account both events within the Eastern Roman empire and beyond it.

CLA 3130 A00 (Topics in Greek and Latin Literature in Translation) – Sept. 2017

Revenge in Ancient Greek Literature

We will study how revenge is represented in ancient Greek literature, examining the motivations, planning, and consequences after the execution of the revengeful acts. We will focus our study on excerpts from the Epic poetry of Homer and Hesiod, selected tragedies from Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides as well as a comedy from Aristophanes.

CLA-HIS 3510 A00 (Thèmes choisis en histoire ancienne) – sept. 2017

La médecine dans le monde gréco-romain

La médecine antique a beaucoup influencé la médecine occidentale moderne, que l’on pense au serment d’Hippocrate, à l’importance de l’observation et du raisonnement, ou même aux instruments chirurgicaux. Dans ce cours, nous retracerons l’histoire de la médecine dans le monde gréco-romain, depuis son apparition comme discipline scientifique au 5e siècle avant notre ère avec Hippocrate, jusqu’à l’établissement de l’hôpital comme une institution dans le code Justinien en 529. Tout en examinant les principales sources littéraires médicales telles le corpus hippocratique, les traités de Dioscorides, Soranos, Celse et Galien, nous aborderons divers thèmes : la médecine comme profession, les écoles et l’enseignement, la déontologie, la pharmacopée, la gynécologie, l’ophtalmologie, la chirurgie, la médecine dans la loi, la médecine et la religion.

CLA 3530 A00 (Thèmes choisis en littérature grecque et latine en traduction) – D. Côté, jan. 2018

La rhétorique dans l’Antiquité

Le cours proposera une étude de la rhétorique (l’art du discours), depuis son invention dans le monde grec d’époque classique jusqu’à ses transformations sophistiques, sous l’empire romain et à la fin de l’antiquité, en passant par sa romanisation. Nous aborderons la question de la définition de la rhétorique dans ses rapports avec la philosophie et la sophistique. Nous étudierons les différents genres et les différentes parties du discours, à l’aide du traité de Quintilien et des discours d’Isocrate, Démosthène et Cicéron inter alios. Nous nous intéresserons également à quelques auteurs qui appartiennent à la Seconde Sophistique (Philostrate, Aelius Aristide, Libanios).

CLA-HIS 4150 A00 (Seminar in Ancient History) – Sept. 2017

Ancient Persia

Although one of the most powerful empires of antiquity, the Persians are often presented as no more than antagonists and foils of classical Greece and Rome. This course will examine the rise of Persian civilization based on an array of ancient Near Eastern and Graeco-Roman sources in order to gain a more nuanced understanding of its originality and importance.

CLA-HIS 4150 B00 (Seminar in Ancient History) - Jan. 2018

The Julio-Claudians

An investigation of the period from the ascendancy of Octavian to the fall of Nero: Several topics will be covered by the professor in the first half of the course, with particular emphasis on visual propaganda and social programs: Topics include: transition from Republic to Empire; Caesarian precedents; Julio-Claudian women; Augustan morals legislation, Julio-Claudian artistic patronage etc. Students will conduct focused research on a topic to be determined by the professor. Requirements: midterm, oral presentation of research topic, to be written up as the term paper.

CLA 4151 A00 (Seminar in Ancient Literature) – Jan. 2018

Augustus and the Reshaping of Rome

Augustus, the first Roman emperor, famously boasted that he found Rome a city of brick and left it a city of marble. No less profound than his change to the physical city was his reshaping of Roman society, politics and culture, especially literature, to conform to his vision of Roman grandeur, grounded in a nostalgic vision of the past and intended to last an eternity. Rome produced some of its most famous authors in this period—Vergil, Livy, Horace, Ovid, Propertius and Tibullus—but the relationship between literature and power had its dangers. In this course we will start by looking at the figure of Augustus himself and his goals as portrayed in a variety of sources, and we will then examine selected readings from these authors to see how their writings reflected or even promoted Augustus’ totalizing program but also resisted and undermined it.

CLA 4551 A00 (Séminaire en littérature ancienne) – M.P. Bussières, sept. 2017

Ovide, maître d’amour

La poésie élégiaque ayant pour sujet l’amour est un genre qui naît à Rome et connaît une grande popularité à la fin de la République, mais c’est avec le début de l’empire qu’elle trouve son maître, Ovide. Cet auteur, de son propre aveu, n’aime écrire qu’en distiques élégiaques. Là où ses prédécesseurs chantent des amours contrariées, Ovide introduit l’humour et la facétie dans l’amour. Ce cours se penchera sur les conventions du genre, mais aussi toute l’ironie dont fait preuve le poète non seulement dans les trois livres des Amours, mais aussi dans son manuel, L’art d’aimer, et dans les Remèdes qu’il propose aux amants. Le cours couvrira aussi les origines (Gallus, Tibulle, Properce) et la postérité du genre (Maximien), afin de bien situer Ovide dans le développement de l’élégie. Toutes les œuvres sont lues en traduction.

Auteurs pour LCL
LCL 4100 A00 (Latin Authors) – Sept. 2017

Medieval Latin Authors

Medieval Latin is characterized by its great variety and richness, and offers a window into a thousand years of history, religion, philosophy, law and daily life in Western Europe. This course will provide an introduction to the distinctive grammar and vocabulary of Medieval Latin as well as a selection of excerpts from a variety of genres such as history, hagiography, romance, biography, animal fables and tales of mythical beasts.

LCL 4150 A00 (Greek Authors) - Jan. 2018

Plato’s Symposium

The Symposium is a third-hand account by the philosopher Plato about the events that transpired at a drinking party (i.e. a symposium) hosted by the tragedian Agathon in 416 BCE. The main focus of this text is the speeches of praise that the attendees – among them, the philosopher Socrates and the comic playwright Aristophanes – are invited to offer to Eros, the god of (sexual) love. While the work itself is an engaging, energetic, and entertaining production of high literary quality, it is in many ways a presentation of the relativistic understanding of Eros and the natural force(s) that he personifies. Each speech expounds a different facet of the concept of ‘love’ and contributes to Socrates’ (and Plato’s) ultimate conclusion that Love is the contemplation of real Forms. The objectives for this course are to develop further the knowledge of the fundamentals of Ancient Greek grammar and syntax, to build a more extensive vocabulary, and to apply these skills to the reading of continuous, original Greek prose.

Thèmes pour SRS
SRS 4302 A00 (Seminar in Religious Studies) – L. Beaman, Jan. 2018

Issues in Religion and Law

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SRS 4702 A00 (Séminaire en sciences des religions) – P. Piovanelli, sept. 2017

Textes apocryphes et mémoire sociale

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Cours interdisciplinaires - AHL
AHL 4100 A00 (Seminar in Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts) – A. Vallely et S. Sikka, Sept. 2017

Animal Studies

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