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Spring 2012 Featured Class:

Classics 3700
The Theory and Art of
Translating Classical Literature
  TTh 9:30–10:45
Dr. John Given

We all know that it is preferable to read Classical literature in the original Latin and Greek. Because of this, we often see translations as utilitarian stopgaps when we do not have the time or ability to read the original language. Yet, translation is an art form unto itself. It may have many different purposes and take many different forms. This seminar will study translations of Greek and Latin texts. We will theorize the practice of translation by considering, e.g., the place of the translator in the act of literary communication or what is the role of faithfulness in the translation process. We will compare different translations of the same texts to discover the translators' practices and preferences. We will study translations to evaluate their literary merit, their ideological biases and their implicit purposes. The ideal student for this course will have enough Greek or Latin to compare translations to original texts, but this is not strictly necessary.

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Death and Disease in the Classical World
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Flanagan 241
ANTH 3113 /
RELI 3113
Archaeology of the Old Testament World
L. Mazow
32056 TTh 11:00–12:15
Flanagan 284
ART 1906
Art History Survey
J. Bogdanovic
31933 001 MW 2:00-3:15
ART 1906
Art History Survey
J. Christie
32012 MW 3:30–4:45
Jenkins 1326
CLAS 1300
Greek and Latin for Vocabulary Building
M. Teske
34145 MW 3:30–4:45
Bate 1031
CLAS 1500
Classical Mythology
J. Given
34146 TTh 11:00–12:15
Bate 1031
CLAS 2220
Great Works of Ancient Literature: Greece
M. Teske
34147 TTh 12:30–1:45
Bate 1021
CLAS 3700
The Theory and Art of Translating Classical Literature
J. Given
34148 TTh 9:30–10:45
Bate 2011
CLAS 4000
Ancient Cults, Worship, Magic
M. Teske
34149 TTh 2:00–3:15
Bate 1021
Ancient Greek Level II
J. Given
34139 MWF 12:00-12:50
Bate 2006
Ancient Greek Level IV
T. Wilson-Okamura
34140 MWF 11:00–11:50
Rawl 307
HIST 3410
History of Ancient Rome
F. Romer
33501 MWF 1:00–1:50
Brewster B205
HIST 3412
A History of Christianity to 1300
M. Enright
33503 TTh 12:30–1:45
Brewster B204
LATN 1002
Latin Level II
S. Cerutti
34141 001 MWF 10:00–10:50
Bate 2020
LATN 1002
Latin Level II
S. Cerutti
34142 002 MWF 12:00-12:50
Bate 2021
LATN 1004
Latin Level IV
M. Teske
34143 MWF 12:00–12:50
Bate 1030
LATN 4002
Roman Drama
J. Stevens
34144 TTh 9:30–10:45 Bate 3321
MULT 4999
Seminar in Multidisciplinary Studies
J. Given