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LATN401C

Latin prose of the imperial age. In this course we will read a selection of authors from the imperial age onwards, including Seneca the Elder and Younger, Pliny the Elder and Younger, and Quintillian among others.

LATN402B

LATN 402B/502B: Epyllion and Epic In this course, we will study the controversial genre epyllion. The term is used by modern scholars to describe short mythological epics notable for their erotic themes and prominent female characters, as in Catullus 64. But ‘epyllion’ is also used by some to refer to short episodes inset within larger […]

LATN401A

Reading and Writing Latin Prose Texts

GREK402A

Hellenistic Poetry introduced a wide range of verse forms to Greek, as the language spread throughout the Mediterranean basin. We will read selections from Callimachus, Theocritus, Apollonius, and others, paying attention to metre, cultural/performative contexts, and the impact on subsequent Latin literature. We will also read Menander’s comedy Samia in translation, in order to position […]

CLST401B

Magic and Witchcraft in Greece and Rome

CLST110

This course concentrates on the remarkable political and cultural achievements of fifth century Athens addressing topics such as the development of democracy and how it functioned, the meaning of citizenship, gender and sexuality, social values and daily life, and the role of drama, art, and architecture in Athenian society. We will examine how some of […]

STATEMENT ON THE DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE IN IRAQ AND SYRIA

STATEMENT ON THE DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE IN IRAQ AND SYRIA

We are a community of archaeologists at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University who jointly work to investigate past and present human societies within British Columbia, Canada and the wider world.  We condemn in the strongest possible terms the tragic loss of life, the humanitarian crisis and the systematic destruction and looting […]

Welcome to our new Roman Archaeologist – Dr. Matthew McCarty

Welcome to our new Roman Archaeologist – Dr. Matthew McCarty

The CNERS Department welcomes our newest colleague, Dr. Matthew McCarty, who will take up the position of Assistant Professor of the Art and Archaeology of the Roman World starting July 1, 2015. Matthew M. McCarty (DPhil, Oxford) is a Classical archaeologist whose work focuses on the edges of the Roman Empire, ancient religion, and the […]

12-Month Lecturer in Early Formative Christianity

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia seeks applications for a part-time (75%) 12-Month Lecturer in the 2015/16 academic year. The position will cover courses in Early Formative Christianity. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related field. The successful candidate will […]

CNERS Graduate Tia Sager wins Russ Patrick Award for Undergraduate Research in the Arts

Tia Sager, currently working on an MA in Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford, has won the Russ Patrick Award for Undergraduate Research Writing. Her paper, “Space Syntax Analysis of Cypriot Built Environments: Social Interaction and Change in Bronze Age Cyprus,” was lauded by Janet Giltrow (Senior Associate Dean) and her committee “for its […]

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