May 21, 2024  
College Catalog 2024-2025 
    
College Catalog 2024-2025

CLAS 201 - Classics in Film


This course will explore the filmic legacy of selected texts from ancient Mediterranean traditions.  We read and discuss a number of epic and dramatic sources from Mediterranean antiquity, and trace how those narratives are creatively appropriated and deployed in cinema.  The films explored in this course will include not only direct adaptations of ancient stories, but also points of connection between antiquity and film along thematic and stylistic lines.  This course will feature group film viewings and draw upon a broad array of genres from global film-making. Alternate years. (4 Credits)