Department of Classics

Joann Gulizio


LecturerPh.D. 2011, University of Texas at Austin

Contact

  • Phone: (512)471-1830
  • Office: WAG 14A
  • Campus Mail Code: C3400

Interests


Greek Archaeology; Ancient Greek Religion; Linear B Studies; Mycenaean Ceramic Studies; Minoan and Mycenaean Religion; Latin Pedagogy

Courses


C C 301 • Introduction To Ancient Greece

32120 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 1000am-1100am FAC 21
(also listed as CTI 310)

Say "Ancient Greece", and the words conjure up timeless images of shining white temples among olive trees, bronze-armored heroes, and bearded philosophers discussing the nature of the universe. Our popular vision of the ancient Greeks makes them seem both familiar and irrelevant to the modern world. In fact, however, Greek culture is deeply alien to our own, and at the same time surprisingly relevant. On the one hand, ancient Greek society is just as confusing, shocking, and easy to misinterpret as any other culture is for an outside observer -- even more so, because we are separated from it not only by space but by time. On the other hand, we have the Greeks to thank for much of the way we think today about politics, art, science, and the meaning of life.

This course is meant to introduce students to this complex and intriguing culture and to its legacy in our own society. We will look at ancient Greece on its own terms through the examination of primary sources of all types -- literary, artistic, archaeological -- in an attempt to develop a more detailed and nuanced understanding of Ancient Greek society and culture between the Bronze Age and the Hellenistic period. We will also place the discussion of these sources in the context of the shifting meaning of Ancient Greece in the modern world, from the Homeric romanticism of Heinrich Schliemann to the meaning of democracy in the 21st century. Within a roughly chronological framework, lectures will examine Greek literature to discover what the Greeks said about themselves; Greek art and archaeology to understand how people lived and to hear the voices of those -- women, children, slaves, foreigners and outsiders -- who left no written testimony; and modern controversies to see what the Greeks say about us.

This course carries a Global Cultures flag and fulfills the Visual and Performing Arts requirement.  It also fulfills the Cultural Expression, Human Experience, & Thought Course area requirement.

LAT 311 • Intermediate Latin I

32545 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 900am-1000am WAG 112

This course is a continuation of Latin 507 (or 601C).  In Latin 311, students read Book 3 of Caesar’s Civil War.   The aim of the course is to develop students’ Latin reading and comprehension skills through careful translation of assigned and unseen passages; to review the basic morphology and syntax learned in Latin 506 and 507 while introducing students to new forms and syntax as they arise; to build command of basic Latin vocabulary; and to introduce students to the literary and historical context of Caesar’s narrative.

Class time will be devoted to the translation of assigned Latin passages, ranging from 8-10 lines early in the semester to about 25 lines by the end of the semester.  Students will be expected to identify and explain the morphology and syntax of assigned readings.  There will also be regular class discussions of the historical context and literary features of Caesar’s narrative.  Students should expect homework assignments for each class meeting as well as regular quizzes, both announced and unannounced.  Final grades will be determined by attendance and class participation; quizzes; midterm exams; and a comprehensive final exam. 

Latin 311 partially fulfills the foreign language requirement.  A grade of C or higher is required to advance to Latin 312.

The completion of Latin 507 or 601C with a grade of C or higher is a prerequisite for Latin 311.

 

Textbooks

Kennedy, Caesar: De Bello Civile III, 1st ed. (Bristol, 2002).  ISBN 185399636X

Bennett, New Latin Grammar, 1st ed.,  (Bolchazy-Carducci, 2000).  ISBN 978-0-86516-262-7

Traupman, New College Latin and English Dictionary, 3rd ed. (Bantam, 2007)  ISBN 978-0-553-59012-8

LAT 323 • Cicero And Catullus

32565 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 1100am-1200pm WAG 112

Cicero was the greatest lawyer of the Roman Republic. He aimed to be the embodiment of the social and political establishment. Catullus, his younger contemporary, preferred to play the artistic rebel. He was the first great Roman writer of lyric poetry and epigram. Nearly the only thing they shared was a deeply snarky sense of humor. We will read both to get their different perspectives on Rome's empire. What was it good for? What did it cost? What effect did it have on the subjects? Did their opinions count?

The first object of the course will be to improve reading ability, but we will also devote considerable attention to the kinds of questions just raised and the rhetorical and poetic tactics they bring into play.

Grading:

  • Class participation 20%
  • Article summary 05%
  • 2 tests (each) 15%
  • Final exam 30%
  • Short paper 15%

Texts:

  • Cicero, Pro M. Caelio Oratio (R.G. Austin, Clarendon Paperbacks, 1991 3rd edition)
  • The Students' Catullus (Daniel H. Garrison, University of Oklahoma Press, 1995 2nd edition, paperback)

LAT 601C • Beginning Latin

33630 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 900am-1000am WAG 10

This course offers a complete introduction to the elements of Latin for highly motivated students in all disciplines.  The course covers all the material covered in two semesters in the regular first-year sequence of Latin 506-507.  It has proved  especially valuable for graduate students in English literature, comparative literature, or in Romance and other languages, and for undergraduate students with previous experience in the study of foreign languages.

Prerequisite:  There are no prerequisite. Note: This course may not be counted by students offering two or more admission units or any previous college credit in Latin.

This course may be counted as partially fulfilling the foreign language requirement, or the General Culture requirement, or as an elective.

Requirements:
Class participation, quizzes, midterm tests, and a final exam.

Texts:
Wheelock, Wheelock's Latin (Harper 6h edition)

LAT 312K • Intermediate Latin II

33680 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 1000am-1100am GAR 0.128

This course is a complement to Latin 311 and is the final course in the beginning-intermediate Latin sequence.  In Latin 312, students will read selections from Vergil’s Aeneid.   The aim of the class is to develop students’ Latin reading and comprehension skills through careful translation of assigned and unseen passages; to review the basic morphology and syntax learned in Latin 506 and Latin 507 while introducing students to new forms and syntax as they arise; to enhance command of Latin vocabulary, including poetic diction; to introduce students to the literary and historical context of Vergil’s Aeneid; and to teach students the basic features of Latin meter.

Class time will be devoted to the translation of assigned Latin passages, ranging from 8-10 lines early in the semester to about 30 lines by the end of the semester.  Students will be expected to identify and explain the morphology and syntax of the assigned Latin.  They will be expected to be able to scan a dactylic hexameter and will practice scansion in class throughout the semester.  There will also be regular class discussions of the historical context and literary features of Vergil’s poem.  Students should expect homework assignments for each class meeting as well as regular quizzes, both announced and unannounced.  Final grades will be determined by attendance and class participation; quizzes; midterm exams; and a comprehensive final exam.  

Latin 312 fulfills the foreign language requirement. A grade of C or higher is required to advance to Latin 322.

The completion of 311 with a grade of C or higher is a prerequisite for Latin 312

 

Textbooks

Pharr, Aeneid Books I-VI, 1st ed. (Bolchazy-Carducci 1998).  ISBN 978-0-86516-421-5

Bennett, New Latin Grammar, 1st ed.,  (Bolchazy-Carducci, 2000).  ISBN 978-0-86516-262-7

LAT 312K • Intermediate Latin II

33685 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm WAG 208

This course is a complement to Latin 311 and is the final course in the beginning-intermediate Latin sequence.  In Latin 312, students will read selections from Vergil’s Aeneid.   The aim of the class is to develop students’ Latin reading and comprehension skills through careful translation of assigned and unseen passages; to review the basic morphology and syntax learned in Latin 506 and Latin 507 while introducing students to new forms and syntax as they arise; to enhance command of Latin vocabulary, including poetic diction; to introduce students to the literary and historical context of Vergil’s Aeneid; and to teach students the basic features of Latin meter.

Class time will be devoted to the translation of assigned Latin passages, ranging from 8-10 lines early in the semester to about 30 lines by the end of the semester.  Students will be expected to identify and explain the morphology and syntax of the assigned Latin.  They will be expected to be able to scan a dactylic hexameter and will practice scansion in class throughout the semester.  There will also be regular class discussions of the historical context and literary features of Vergil’s poem.  Students should expect homework assignments for each class meeting as well as regular quizzes, both announced and unannounced.  Final grades will be determined by attendance and class participation; quizzes; midterm exams; and a comprehensive final exam.  

Latin 312 fulfills the foreign language requirement. A grade of C or higher is required to advance to Latin 322.

The completion of 311 with a grade of C or higher is a prerequisite for Latin 312

 

Textbooks

Pharr, Aeneid Books I-VI, 1st ed. (Bolchazy-Carducci 1998).  ISBN 978-0-86516-421-5

Bennett, New Latin Grammar, 1st ed.,  (Bolchazy-Carducci, 2000).  ISBN 978-0-86516-262-7

LAT 601C • Beginning Latin

33980 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 900am-1000am WAG 10

This course offers a complete introduction to the elements of Latin for highly motivated students in all disciplines.  The course covers all the material covered in two semesters in the regular first-year sequence of Latin 506-507.  It has proved  especially valuable for graduate students in English literature, comparative literature, or in Romance and other languages, and for undergraduate students with previous experience in the study of foreign languages.

Prerequisite:  There are no prerequisite. Note: This course may not be counted by students offering two or more admission units or any previous college credit in Latin.

This course may be counted as partially fulfilling the foreign language requirement, or the General Culture requirement, or as an elective.

Requirements:
Class participation, quizzes, midterm tests, and a final exam.

Texts:
Wheelock, Wheelock's Latin (Harper 6h edition)

LAT 507 • First-Year Latin II

34010 • Spring 2014
Meets MTWTHF 200pm-300pm WAG 208

This course is the second half of a two-semester introduction to the basic forms, syntax, and vocabulary of Latin.  Translating passages from ancient writers also introduces students to fundamental features of Roman culture. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to reproduce paradigms of all Latin noun, adjective, adverb, and verb forms; to parse and explain the function of Latin words in context; to demonstrate fluency in basic Latin syntax and a growing vocabulary; to master standard pronunciation of Latin; and to translate accurately from Latin into English. In the latter part of the semester, students read selections from the writings of Julius Caesar in the original Latin.

Class time will be devoted to the introduction of new material, reviewing assigned homework, and practice exercises.  Students should expect daily homework assignments and regular quizzes, both announced and unannounced.  Final grades will be determined by attendance and class participation; quizzes; three midterm exams; and a comprehensive final exam. 

Latin 507 partially fulfills the foreign language requirement. A grade of C or higher is required to advance to Latin 311. 

The completion of Latin 506 with a grade of C or higher is a prerequisite for Latin 507. Students who have recently had more than two years of high school Latin, or more than two semesters of college Latin should normally take Latin 311.

Textbooks

Wheelock, Wheelock’s Latin, 7th ed. (Harper Collins, 2011).  ISBN 978-0-06-199722-8

English and Irby, A Little Latin Reader, 1st ed. (Oxford: OUP, 2012).  ISBN 978-0-19-984622-1

Groton, Thirty-Eight Latin Stories, 5th ed. (Bolchazy-Carducci 1995).  ISBN 978-0-86516-289-1

Comeau and LaFleur, Workbook for Wheelock’s Latin, 3rd ed. Rev. (Harper Collins, 2005).  ISBN

0-006-095642-9

Tatum, A Caesar Reader, 1st ed. (Bolchazy-Carducci 2012).  ISBN 978-0-86516-696-7

LAT 601C • Beginning Latin

33650 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 900am-1000am WAG 10

This course offers a complete introduction to the elements of Latin for highly motivated students in all disciplines.  The course covers all the material covered in two semesters in the regular first-year sequence of Latin 506-507.  It has proved  especially valuable for graduate students in English literature, comparative literature, or in Romance and other languages, and for undergraduate students with previous experience in the study of foreign languages.

Prerequisite:  There are no prerequisite. Note: This course may not be counted by students offering two or more admission units or any previous college credit in Latin.

This course may be counted as partially fulfilling the foreign language requirement, or the General Culture requirement, or as an elective.

Requirements:
Class participation, quizzes, midterm tests, and a final exam.

Texts:
Wheelock, Wheelock's Latin (Harper 6h edition)

LAT 506 • First-Year Latin I

33670 • Fall 2013
Meets MW 200pm-300pm GAR 3.116

This course is an introduction to Latin, the language of ancient Rome and famous writers like Caesar, Cicero, Vergil, and St. Augustine. Latin is also an excellent way to improve your command of other languages: Latin is the source of over 60% of English vocabulary, and also the ancestor of all the “Romance” languages of Europe, including French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Latin 506 introduces basic grammar and vocabulary in an interesting and challenging format, through reading selections from a wide range of Roman authors and exploring aspects of Roman life and culture.  By the end of the semester, students are reading excerpts from famous works and ready to continue into Latin 507.

The course covers chapters 1-27 of Wheelock’s Latin and also selected readings from 38 Latin Stories. There will be daily assignments, regular quizzes, midterm tests, and a final exam.

Prerequisites: None. Note: This course may not be counted by students offering two or more admission units or any previous college credit in Latin.  

Latin 506 may be counted as partially fulfilling the foreign language requirement, or the General Culture requirement, or as an elective. 

Requirements: Class participation, homework, quizzes, midterm tests, and  a final exam.

Students earning a C or better may advance to Latin 507: First-Year Latin II, where they will read selections from Caesar and other authors. 

 

Texts:

Wheelock, Wheelock's Latin (Harper 6h edition)

Groton & May, 38 Latin Stories (Bolchazy)

Corneau & LeFleur, Workbook to Wheelock's Latin (Harper) optional

Goldman & Szymanski, English Grammar for Students of Latin (Olivia & Hill) (optional)

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