Denton A. Walthall
Assistant Professor — Ph.D.
- Campus Mail Code: C3400
GK 507 • First-Year Greek II
MTWTHF 1000am-1100am WAG 10
This course continues the introduction to reading Ancient Greek begun in Greek 506. Starting with a brief review, we shall complete the basic grammar and move on to read passages from various Greek authors.
Daily assignments covering grammar, vocabulary, composition, and translation will enable the diligent student to acquire a firm grasp of Attic Greek. Regular attendance is essential. Evaluation will be based on participation, homework, weekly quizzes, and three tests and a final.
Prerequisite: Greek 506 or equivalent (i.e. one semester of Greek).
This course can be counted for partial fulfillment of foreign language requirements.
C C 307D • Intro To Roman Archaeology
TTH 930am-1100am WAG 201
This course is an introduction to the art, architecture, and archaeology of the ancient Romans from the beginnings of the city of Rome in the early Iron Age to late antiquity. It focuses on major developments in Roman material culture, particularly artworks, buildings, and cities. Material will be presented chronologically and students will see and evaluate artifacts in light of their cultural precedents. After completing this course, students will be able to understand major Roman sites, monuments, and artworks in their cultural and chronological context and to offer an analysis based on art-historical and archaeological principles.
This course carries a Global Cultures flag and fulfills the Visual and Performing Arts requirement.
C C 380 • Archaeol Hellenistic Kingdom
T 330pm-630pm WAG 10
This course brings participants into contact with the material culture of Hellenistic kingship and the principal kingdoms that developed following the death of Alexander III (i.e. Seleukid, Attalid, Ptolemaic, Antigonid). In each meeting we will focus on a different theme, discussing relevant scholarship and material evidence. Participants will leave the course having gained exposure to abiding questions and topics surrounding the study of Hellenistic kingdoms as well as to recent developments in the fields of Hellenistic history, archaeology, epigraphy, and numismatics.
Topics to be addressed in seminar include:
- defining a kingdom
- kings + cities
- public architecture + urbanism
- the “royal economy”: taxes and trade
- ruler cult- royal coinage: iconography and minting habits
- looking like a king: portraits and personalities
- writing like a king: royal letters