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2012-2013 Catalogue

Greek and Latin (Master of Arts)

Overview

Current research interests include Homer; Mycenaean and Homeric Greece; Greek and Latin lyric and elegiac poetry; Greek drama; the Attic orators; ancient literary criticism; Greek and Roman philosophy and intellectual history; Greek and Roman historiography; Greek and Latin prose; Cicero; Virgil; Latin epic; Petronius, satire; Greek and Roman technological authors; Roman history; Roman imperial families; Mythology; Archaeology; Medieval studies; Near Eastern history; ancient music; Ovid.

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies in Greek and Latin for the Degree of Master of Arts

An undergraduate major or minor or the equivalent; a reading knowledge of a modern foreign language, usually French, German, or Italian.

Minimum Degree Requirements

Eighteen credits of advanced courses in Greek and Latin, six credits of which must be GKLT 381; six additional credits in Greek and Latin, history, or philosophy; thesis research (normally six credits). Comprehensive examinations in Greek and Latin translation, at least one modern foreign language, Greek and Roman history, and literature and philology are required. In addition to course work, students will have a reading list of authors in Greek and Latin.

Courses:

Option A (Thesis):

Twenty-four credits of graded course work plus at least six credits of thesis research (GKLT 391), and successful completion and defense of a master's thesis. The twenty-four credits of course work consist of: GKLT 300; six credits of GKLT 381; nine additional credits of advanced courses in Greek and Latin; six additional credits in Greek, Latin, classics, or approved credits in related fields.

Note: The thesis option is reserved for students who have completed their first probationary year in the program and have passed the Greek and Latin sight translation exams by the beginning of the third semester. This option is, by special application, subject to Departmental permission.

Option B (Non-Thesis):

Thirty credits of graded course work. The thirty credits of course work consist of: GKLT 300; six credits of GKLT 381; fifteen additional credits of advanced courses in Greek, Latin, and Classics; six additional credits of advanced courses in Greek, Latin, Classics, or approved credits in related fields.

Note: This is the default option for the majority of students, who, in lieu of a thesis, present to the faculty a dossier of two polished term papers from their coursework.

Both Options

Comprehensive examinations in Greek, Latin, at least one modern foreign language, ancient history, and literature and philology are required. In addition to course work, students will have a list of ancient authors to be read in the original languages.

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