Courses Taught at the University of Washington

James J. Clauss

Classics Courses


Classics 102: Grammar and Syntax through Latin (2, 3)
Classics 122: Gateway to the Ancient Greco-Roman World (5)
  • Aristotle's Poetics: Oedipus Wrecks Tragedy (EFS 2003)
    Classics 210: Greek and Roman Classics in English (5)
    Lectures on Introduction to Ancient Literature, Livy, Tacitus, Vergil, Ovid, Latin Lyric and Elegy, Origin of Latin Literature, Mycenaean Archaeology, Greek Lyric Poetry
    Classics 399: Study Abroad (3, 5)
  • Roman Topography and Architecture
  • The Athens of Socrates (UW Men's Basketball trip to Greece in August 2007)
  • Travel Writing in Slovenia and Italy (UW Women's Volleyball trip in June 2013)
    Classics 405: (taught together with Greek and Latin 405) Undergraduate Seminar in Classics
  • The Argonautic Quest: The Evolution of a Mythic Narrative (Winter 2016)
    Classics/Comp. Lit. 424: The Epic Tradition (5)
    Classics 430: Greek and Roman Mythology in English (3)
    Classics 432: Classical Mythology in Film (3, 5)
    Classics 520: Graduate Proseminar
  • Greek and Latin Meter
  • Reading Greek and Latin
    Classics 520: Seminar
  • Greek and Roman Epigram: Posidippus and Martial
  • Disiecta Membra Poetarum. Reading Fragmentary Hellenistic and Roman Poets: Artistic Portfolios and Literary History: Summer 2014
    Classics 540: Topics in Greek and Latin Literary History
  • Didactic Poetry in Greek/Latin Literature (5), Winter 2006, Summer 2010
    Classical Archeology 448: The Archeology of Italy (3)

    Greek Courses

    Greek 101, 102, 103: Elementary Greek (5, 5, 5)
    Greek 305, 306 : Attic Prose (5)
    Greek 307: Homer (5)
    Greek 405: Undergraduate Seminar in Classics
    Greek 415: Aristotle's Poetics (3)
    Greek 428: Imperial Greek Literature (5)
  • Readings from the Old and New Testaments
    Greek 442: Greek Drama (3)
  • Euripides' Medea
    Greek 444: Greek Drama (3)
  • Aeschylus' Agamemnon
    Greek 449: Epic
  • Homer's Odyssey (3)
    Greek 461: Early Greek Literature (5)
  • Hesiod
  • Homeric Hymns
    Greek 463: Hellenistic Greek Literature (3, 5)
  • Hellenistic Poetry
  • Readings from the Septuagint and New Testament
    Greek 500: Grammar and Composition
    Greek 520: Greek Seminar
  • Callimachus (5): Spring 1993
  • Apollonius (5): Winter 1999, Summer 2016
  • Theocritus (5): Spring 2001

    Latin Courses

    Latin 101, 102, 103: Elementary Latin (5, 5, 5)
    Latin 305: Introduction to Latin Literature (5)
    Latin 306: Cicero and Ovid (5)
    Latin 307: Vergil (3, 5)
    Latin 310, 311: Latin Composition (2, 2)
    Latin 405: Undergraduate Seminar in Classics
    Latin 412: Lucretius (3)
    Latin 422: Livy (3)
    Latin 423: Cicero and Sallust (3)
    Latin 424: Tacitus (3)
    Latin 447: Roman Lyric (3)
    Latin 458: Roman Epic (3)
    Latin 461: Latin Literature of the Republic (5)
  • Plautus and Sallust: Autumn 2016
    Latin 462: Augustan Literature (3)
    Latin 463: Later Literature of the Empire (5)
  • Suetonius, Life of Augustus: Summer 1993, 2005
    Latin 465: Roman Topography and Monuments (5)
    Latin 502: Horace (5)
    Latin 506: Cicero (5)
  • De Republica and De Natura Deorum: Summer 2004
    Latin 510: Roman Historians (3, 5)
  • Sallust
  • Livy
    Latin 512: Augustan Poetry (3, 5)
    Latin 520: Latin Seminar (3, 5)
  • Ovid's Metamorphoses: Winter 1986
  • Vergil's Eclogues: Summer 1987; Summer 1992, Summer 1997, Spring 2002
  • Aesthetics of Translation in Roman Poetry: Spring, 1989
  • Vergil's Georgics: Autumn 1990, Autumn 1996, Summer 2003
  • Cicero's Letters: Summer 1994
  • Early Roman Epic: Summer 1995, Summer 2001, Spring 2010
  • Catullus: Summer 1999
  • Vergil's Aeneid: Spring 2016
    Latin 565: Seminar in Rome (5):
  • Horace's Satires, Spring, 1988
  • Lives of the Flavian Emperors, Spring 1990
  • Antonine Rome, Spring 1994
  • Suetonius' Life of Julius Caesar, Spring 1997

    Honors

  • H A&S 100: Introduction to Academic Disciplines
  • HONORS 210: Celluloid Myth: Puttin' on the Rex
  • HONORS 499: Norse Mythology and Northern European Folktales (UW Woman's Basketball team trip to Scandinavia, August 2011)

    General Studies

  • Gen St 197: The Nature of the Hero in Greek and Roman Epic (1) [Freshman Seminar] Autumn 2000
  • GIS 185: The Hero in Ancient Greece and Rome (5) [Early Fall Start] Autumn 2001
  • Gen St 105: Justice in Ancient Greek Literature (5) [Summer Bridge Program] Summer 2002
  • Gen St 391: Research Exposed [Lecturer]

    Upward Bound

  • The Ancient Classical Tradition, Summer 1998
  • The Ancient Hero, Summer 2004

    College of Education

  • EDUC 310 The Self in Transformation from Achilles to Malcolm X, Autumn 2011

    Participation on Dissertations

    Director

  • Melvin Thomas, Sunt Lacrimae Rerum: An Analysis of the Tragic Elements of Livy's Ab Urbe Condita (1991)
  • Alan Rawn, Tradition and Innovation in Apollonios' Characterization of Medea in the Argonautika (1993)
  • Lorina Quartarone, Locus ambiguus: from Otium to Labor in Vergil's Eclogues and Georgics (1996)
  • Lynn Napiorski, Petronius and the Greek Parodic Tradition (1996)
  • Jackie Murray, Polyphonic Argo (2005)
  • Marilyn Likosky, Representations of Women in Theocritus (2007)
  • Molly Herbert, "Almost Knowing How to Read:" Scribes as Creative Partners in Homeric Transmission (2009)
  • Robin Greene, Muse without Measure: Callimachus and the Greek Prose Traditions (2011)
  • Rachel Carson, The Honey Bee and Apian Imagery in Classical Literature (2015)

    Reader

  • Cathy Callaway, The Oath in Epic Poetry (1990)
  • Kelly Osborne, The Peri Demosthenous of Didymos Grammatikos (1990)
  • Eric Nelson, The Presbeutikos of the Hippocratic Corpus: An Introduction with Text, Translation and Commentary (1992)
  • Tyler Lansford, Augustan Ideology and Religion in Livy's First Pentad (1992)
  • Richard Wright, Vesta: A Study on the Origin of a Godess and her Cultus (1995)
  • Daniel Curley, Metatheater: Heroines and Ephebes in Ovid's Metamorphoses (1999)
  • James Tolf, Patterns of Imagery in Ciceronian Invective (1999)
  • Burkhard Scherer, Mythos, Katalog und Prophezeiung: Studien zu den Argonautika des Apollonios Rhodios (Rijksuniversiteit Goningen, 2002)
  • Edwin McFall, Tragic Hero to Antichrist: Macbeth, the Oedipus Tyranus of the English Renaissance (2005)
  • Gary Martin, Textual Histories of Early Jewish Writings. Multivalences vs. the Quest for "the Original" (2007)
  • Kari R. Ceaicovschi, (Re)Constructing Cato Maior: A Literary Assessment of the Reception of Cato the Elder in the Works of Cicero, Livy, and Aulus Gellius (2008)
  • Jamie Volker, Caesarian Conflict: Portrayals of Julius Caesar in Narratives of Civil War (2012)
  • Jessica Kapteyn, All Italy an Orchard: Landscape and the State in Varro's de Re Rustica (2015)