Ian Sutherland

Commons Dean, Cook

Visiting Associate Professor of Classics

 by appointment



Course List: 

Courses offered in the past four years.
indicates offered in the current term
indicates offered in the upcoming term[s]

CLAS 0236 / HARC 0236 - Cities of Vesuvius      

Cities of Vesuvius
The Bay of Naples was an international cultural crossroads in antiquity. Prominent in Classical mythology and first colonized by the Greeks at Cumae and Neapolis, the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Baiae later flourished there, favored by the rich and powerful. We will study the history, arts, politics, religion, and commerce of these various cities, 800 BCE - 100 CE. Readings will include ancient authors in translation and secondary sources. The environment (geology, seismology) will receive special emphasis as it led to the cataclysmic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE, which doomed Pompeii and altered the landscape forever. 3 hrs. lect. ART EUR HIS

Fall 2011, Fall 2015

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CLAS 0505 - Ind Senior Project      

(Approval Required)

Winter 2012, Winter 2013, Winter 2014, Winter 2015

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CLAS 0700 - Sr Essay Classics/Cy      

Senior Essay for Classics/Classical Studies Majors
(Approval required)

Winter 2012, Winter 2013, Winter 2014, Winter 2015

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LATN 0110 - Introduction to College Latin      

Introduction to College Latin
This course is designed for students with one to four years of high school Latin who are interested in continuing their study of the language. The course combines review of grammar and practice in translation; the aim is to improve reading skills and understanding of the language. Students may expect to join a 0200- or 0300-level Latin course the following spring. We will use both a textbook and readings from authors such as Cicero and Livy. (Prerequisites: Students should have had some formal study of Latin and should consult with the instructor during orientation week or the first week of classes to determine whether or not the class is at the appropriate level.) 3 hrs. lect. EUR LNG

Fall 2013

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LATN 0301 - Readings in Latin Literature I      

Readings in Latin Literature I: Roman Epic and Empire
Readings in major authors. 3 hrs. lect. LIT LNG

Fall 2014

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Department of Classics

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