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Assoc Prof at Philosophy & Humanities
Yale University
PhD
Yale University
M.A
Yale College
B.A.79
January 1990
January 2013
Assoc Prof
University of Texas at Arlington
January 1990
December 1990
Adjunct Professor
The University of Dallas
January 1983
January 1989
Assist Professor
University of Texas at Arlington
January 1987
January 1988
Instructor/Consultant
National Endowment for the Humanities/Richland Community College
January 1985
December 1985
Adjunct Professor
The University of Dallas
January 1981
January 1983
Lecturer
Yale University
January 1980
January 1981
Visiting Assistant Professor
The University of Illinois at Chicago
January 1979
January 1980
Visiting Lecturer
The University of Illinois at Chicago
January 1979
December 1979
Teaching Assistant
Yale University
January 1978
December 1978
Acting Instructor
Yale University
January 1977
December 1977
Teaching Assistant
Yale University
August 2013
Ongoing
Membership
American Philological Association
August 2013
Ongoing
Membership
Classical Association of the Middle West and South
August 2013
Ongoing
Membership
Texas Classical Association
February 2006
Awarded for the article "Myth, Ritual, and Authorial Control in Herodotus' Story of Cleobis and Biton (Hist. 1.31)," chosen as the best article published in the American Journal of Philology in the year 2005.  
June 1999
Research Fellowship for the Summer 1999 Session at the Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D.C. (project:  "Herodotus and the Greek Poetic Tradition")
June 1992
Fellowship from the National Endowment for Humanities, to attend its Summer Institute on Athenian Democracy at eh University of California-Santa Cruz, June 21-July 30, 1992
2013
“Re-Politicizing Euripides:  The Power of the Peasantry in Michael Cacoyannis’ Electra (1962),” in A. Bakogianni, ed., Dialogues with the Past 1:   Classical Reception Theory and Practice (Institute of Classical Studies: London, 2013) 207-223.
Journal Article
Published
2012
"Myth and Truth in Herodotus' Cyrus Logos", in E. Baragwanath and M. de Bakker, edd., Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus (Oxford 2012) 213-32.
Book Chapter
Published
2012
"Herodotus' Prologue and the Greek Poetic Tradition," Histos 6 (2012) 114-43.
Journal Article
Published
2009
“Redefining Homeric Heroism in Wolfgang Petersen’s Troy,” in K. Myrsiades, ed., Reading Homer:Film and Text (Fairleigh Dickinson UP 2009) 186-207.
Book Chapter
Published
2005
“Myth, Ritual, and Authorial Control in Herodotus’ Story of Cleobis and Biton (Hist. 1.31),” American Journal of Philology 126 (2005) 41-64.
Journal Article
Published
2003
“Herodotus’ Use of Attic Tragedy in the Lydian Logos,” Classical Antiquity 22 (2003) 5-36.
Journal Article
Published
2001
“Scythian Androgyny and Environmental Determinism in Herodotus and the Hippocratic περὶ ἀέρων ὑδάτων τόπων,” Syllecta Classica 12 (2001) 33-73.
Journal Article
Published
1999
“Σωφρονοῦντες ἐν χρόνῳ:  The Athenians and Time in Aeschylus’ Eumenides,” The Classical Journal 95 (1999) 139-61.
Journal Article
Published
1995
Chiasson, Charles. Rev. of The Orientalizing Revolution, by W. Burkert. Southern Humanities Review 1995: 80-82.
Book Review
Published
1994
Chiasson, Charles. Rev. of The Idea of the Labyrinth, by P. Doob. Phoenix 1994: 83-85.
Book Review
Published
1994
Chiasson, Charles. Rev. of Bisexuality in the Ancient World, by E. Cantarella. Southern Humanities Review 1994: 281-84.
Book Review
Published
1988
Chiasson, Charles. "Lecythia and the Justice of Zeus in Aeschylus' Oresteia." Phoenix 42 (1988): 1-21.
Journal Article
Published
1986
Chiasson, Charles. "The Herodetean Solon." Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 27 (1986): 248-62.
Journal Article
Published
1984
Chiasson, Charles. "Pseudartabas and His Eunuchs: Acharnians 91-122." Classical Philology 79 (1984): 131-36.
Journal Article
Published
1983
Chiasson, Charles. "An Ominous Word in Herodotus." Hermes 111 (1983): 115-18.
Journal Article
Published
1982
Chiasson, Charles. "Tragic Diction in Herodotus: Some Possibilities." Phoenix 36 (1982): 151-156.
Journal Article
Published
December 2082
Pseudartabas and His Eunuchs: Acharnians 91-122
"Pseudartabas and His Eunuchs:  Acharnians 91-122," 12/30/82, APA (American Philological Association) Convention.
Uncategorized
December 1983

Lecythia and Lament in the Oresteia

"Lecythia and Lament in the Oresteia," 12/29/83, APA Convention.

Uncategorized
December 1980

Tragic Diction in Herodotus

"Tragic Diction in Herodotus," 12/8/80, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana; 4/3/81,CAMWS (Classical Association of the Middle West and South) Convention.

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Fall 2016
CLAS 3335 - Topics in Classical Studies: Greek Religion
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday1:00PM2:00PM
Wednesday1:00PM2:00PM
In this course we will try to make sense of ancient Greek religion as practiced above all in the Archaic and Classical periods (roughly 750 BCE to 323 BCE).  This is no simple task, since understanding any religious system that is not one’s own requires intellectual effort and sympathy; all the more so when that religious system was developed so long ago and far away, before the advent and spread of Christianity.  The ancient historian Sir Moses Finley acknowledged the “desperately alien quality” of much ancient Hellenic religious practice; we will try to span the great divide that separates us from the Greeks by examining various kinds of evidence, including literary texts, inscriptions, the visual arts, and archaeological remains.
Last Updated on August 24, 2016, 11:34 am
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Fall 2016
CLAS 1300 - INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday1:00PM2:00PM
Wednesday1:00PM2:00PM
This course offers a broad survey of Classical mythology as it appears in the literature and visual arts of the ancient Greeks (and, to a lesser extent, of Roman and post-classical civilizations).  Some of the stories we study may already be familiar to you; one of the purposes of this course is to deepen your appreciation by grounding the stories in their original historical and cultural context, where they often assume a social, political, or religious significance that is by no means obvious at first glance.              Most lectures will include slides of ancient (and occasionally modern) visual representations of myth; in addition, our tentative schedule of events (see below) includes one film (9/22) and film excerpts from recent adaptations of Greek mythological literature (10/25, 11/22).             The stories that comprise Classical mythology, which continue to inspire movies, TV shows, literature, art, and ad campaigns in the 21st century, represent an especially vital aspect of the ancient Greek legacy to Western civilization.  This course will enable you to appreciate the significance of mythical references both in their original ancient context and in their re-use (or re-formulation) by later societies, including our own.
Last Updated on August 24, 2016, 11:39 am
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Fall 2016
CLAS 1300 - INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday1:00PM2:00PM
Wednesday1:00PM2:00PM
This course offers a broad survey of Classical mythology as it appears in the literature and visual arts of the ancient Greeks (and, to a lesser extent, of Roman and post-classical civilizations).  Some of the stories we study may already be familiar to you; one of the purposes of this course is to deepen your appreciation by grounding the stories in their original historical and cultural context, where they often assume a social, political, or religious significance that is by no means obvious at first glance.              Most lectures will include slides of ancient (and occasionally modern) visual representations of myth; in addition, our tentative schedule of events (see below) includes one film (9/22) and film excerpts from recent adaptations of Greek mythological literature (10/25, 11/22).             The stories that comprise Classical mythology, which continue to inspire movies, TV shows, literature, art, and ad campaigns in the 21st century, represent an especially vital aspect of the ancient Greek legacy to Western civilization.  This course will enable you to appreciate the significance of mythical references both in their original ancient context and in their re-use (or re-formulation) by later societies, including our own.
Last Updated on August 24, 2016, 11:42 am
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Spring 2016
GREK 2313 - Greek Level III
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday12:00PM1:00PM
Wednesday12:00PM1:00PM
Instruction in third-semester ancient (Classical) Greek.  
Last Updated on February 1, 2016, 4:20 pm
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Spring 2016
GREK 2314 - GREEK LEVEL IV
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday12:00PM1:00PM
Wednesday12:00PM1:00PM
Instruction in fourth-semester ancient (Classical) Greek.
Last Updated on February 1, 2016, 4:24 pm
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Fall 2015
CLAS 1300 - INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday9:00AM10:00AM
Wednesday9:00AM10:00AM
           This course offers a broad survey of Classical mythology as it appears in the literature and visual arts of the ancient Greeks (and, to a lesser extent, of Roman and post-classical civilizations).  Some of the stories we study may already be familiar to you; one of the purposes of this course is to deepen your appreciation by grounding the stories in their original historical and cultural context, where they often assume a social, political, or religious significance that is by no means obvious at first glance.              Most lectures will include slides of ancient (and occasionally modern) visual representations of myth; in addition, our tentative schedule of events (see below) includes one film (9/30) and film excerpts from recent adaptations of Greek mythological literature (11/2, 11/30).             The stories that comprise Classical mythology, which continue to inspire movies, TV shows, literature, art, and ad campaigns at the beginning of the 21st century, represent an especially vital aspect of the ancient Greek legacy to Western civilization.  This course will enable you to appreciate the significance of mythical references both in their original ancient context and in their re-use (or re-formulation) by later societies, including our own.
Last Updated on November 17, 2015, 1:56 pm
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Fall 2015
GREK 1441 - GREEK LEVEL I
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday9:00AM10:00AM
Wednesday9:00AM10:00AM
            Welcome to the study of ancient Greek, which should make you an object of awe, respect, and affection to the outside world.  Be forewarned, however, that more common reactions are known to include disbelief, amusement, and open derision (all products of ignorance and jealousy, as I choose to believe).              Be that as it may, we will be studying primarily Classical Greek as spoken and written in fifth and fourth century (B.C.) Athens.  Our textbooks for this semester, anxiously awaiting your appearance at the UTA Bookstore (and online as well, no doubt), are: REQUIRED Athenaze:  An Introduction to Ancient Greek, Book I, 3rd edition (Oxford UP   2015), by M. Balme (no kidding), G. Lawall, and J. Morwood OPTIONAL  i) Workbook I Athenaze:  An Introduction to Ancient Greek, 2nd edition (Oxford UP 2004), by G. Lawall, J. F. Johnson, and L. Miraglia ii) The Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek (Oxford UP 2001), by J. Morwood Our goal for this semester is to finish the first thirteen chapters of Athenaze, as detailed below in the weekly schedule. This text (like its sequel, Book II) offers  a much livelier and more interesting course of study than traditional Greek grammars, which tend to treat the language in isolation from other aspects of Hellenic culture.  Athenaze (which, by the way, is an English transliteration of the Greek word meaning "to Athens") will enable you to learn the language in a meaningful cultural context:  from the outset you will be reading passages of connected Greek that deal with important aspects of life and thought in Athens  and the Hellenic world shortly before the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War (431 BCE).  These passages form a continuous narrative that is at first fictional but eventually incorporates extracts from Herodotus, Plato, Thucydides, and Aristophanes.  By the end of the second volume you will have the basic skills and experience to tackle a wide variety of ancient texts, including the New Testament.
Last Updated on November 17, 2015, 1:59 pm
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Fall 2015
GREK 1442 - GREEK LEVEL II
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday9:00AM10:00AM
Wednesday9:00AM10:00AM
            Welcome to the study of ancient Greek, which should make you an object of awe, respect, and affection to the outside world.  Be forewarned, however, that more common reactions are known to include disbelief, amusement, and open derision (all products of ignorance and jealousy, as I choose to believe).              Be that as it may, we will be studying primarily Classical Greek as spoken and written in fifth and fourth century (B.C.) Athens.  Our textbooks for this semester, anxiously awaiting your appearance at the UTA Bookstore (and online as well, no doubt), are: REQUIRED Athenaze:  An Introduction to Ancient Greek, Book I, 3rd edition (Oxford UP   2015), by M. Balme (no kidding), G. Lawall, and J. Morwood OPTIONAL  i) Workbook I Athenaze:  An Introduction to Ancient Greek, 2nd edition (Oxford UP 2004), by G. Lawall, J. F. Johnson, and L. Miraglia ii) The Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek (Oxford UP 2001), by J. Morwood Our goal for this semester is to finish the first thirteen chapters of Athenaze, as detailed below in the weekly schedule. This text (like its sequel, Book II) offers  a much livelier and more interesting course of study than traditional Greek grammars, which tend to treat the language in isolation from other aspects of Hellenic culture.  Athenaze (which, by the way, is an English transliteration of the Greek word meaning "to Athens") will enable you to learn the language in a meaningful cultural context:  from the outset you will be reading passages of connected Greek that deal with important aspects of life and thought in Athens  and the Hellenic world shortly before the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War (431 BCE).  These passages form a continuous narrative that is at first fictional but eventually incorporates extracts from Herodotus, Plato, Thucydides, and Aristophanes.  By the end of the second volume you will have the basic skills and experience to tackle a wide variety of ancient texts, including the New Testament.
Last Updated on November 17, 2015, 2:02 pm
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Spring 2015
CLAS 2300 - Hollywood Classics: The Ancient World in Film
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Tuesday12:30PM1:30PM
Thursday12:30PM1:30PM
           This course studies images of the Classical world as represented in modern films, in comparison/contrast to the primary ancient sources on which they are (sometimes quite loosely) based.  Since the number of films set in Greco-Roman antiquity is almost beyond counting and constantly growing, I have had to be ruthlessly selective in my choice of films; this semester I have chosen films rooted in ancient Greek mythology and history (realms that the Greeks themselves tended not to distinguish as sharply as we moderns do, but recognized as belonging to a chronological continuum). As a result, this course will also serve as an introduction to important events, figures, and literary works of the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods of Greek history.             As we juxtapose ancient literary and modern cinematic narratives, we will examine how the films recast their source material to suit both the cinematic medium and the values, interests, and expectations of modern audiences.  Topics of special interest with regard to the latter include the roles played by women and religion: to what degree has the rise of feminism influenced the representation of female characters, and how is ancient Greek religious practice presented to an audience of presumed non-believers?  These are just two areas in which we will discern fundamental cultural differences between ourselves and the ancient Greeks, despite the importance of their cultural legacy for all of Western civilization.
Last Updated on November 17, 2015, 1:45 pm
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Spring 2015
CLAS 3335 - Topics in Classical Studies: Herodotus, History, and Hellenism
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Tuesday12:30PM1:30PM
Thursday12:30PM1:30PM
     This course will focus on the unprecedented achievement of Herodotus, dubbed the “Father of History” by Cicero, as both a historian and an ethnographer.  The title of Herodotus’ lone surviving work, the Histories, is misleading to a modern audience, since in the author’s own day the Greek word so translated, historiai, denoted “inquiries” or “investigations” into a broad range of topics, including geography, ethnography, natural science, medicine, and philosophy.  To the best of our knowledge, Herodotus himself was the first to apply the term historie (the singular form of historiai) to the detailed study of the past.  Also remarkable for his day was the focus of his narrative on the recent past, culminating in the hostilities between Greeks and Persians during the first two decades of the fifth century BC (499-479).      An important element in Herodotus’ explanation of this recent past is his ethnographic portrayal of various non-Greek peoples, including the Persians and the many nations they subjugated during the expansion of their empire.  Herodotus’ description of these foreign peoples helps him to define, by comparison and contrast, what is characteristic of the Greeks themselves.  While a lesser author might have presented the Greco-Persian wars as a black-and-white conflict between “us” and “them,” between “good guys” and “bad guys,” Herodotus shows a remarkable even-handedness in his approach, acknowledging both virtues among the Persians (and other non-Greeks) and vices among his fellow Hellenes.      We will read Herodotus’ Histories in their entirety, in Robert Strassler’s excellent Landmark edition, which includes a helpful introduction and numerous appendices of interest.  Also, I will post on Blackboard, under the rubric “Course Materials,” additional readings that will help to contextualize Herodotus’ achievement.  Finally, since one increasingly prominent aspect of Classical scholarship is the field of “reception studies” (the adaptation and appropriation of Greco-Roman artifacts by later cultures), we will watch and discuss the films 300 Spartans (1962) and 300 (2006), which offer strikingly different renditions of the Herodotean Battle of Thermopylae.
Last Updated on November 17, 2015, 1:51 pm
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Fall 2014
CLAS 1300 - Introduction to Classical Mythology
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday10:00AM11:00AM
Wednesday10:00AM11:00AM
This course offers a broad survey of Classical mythology as it appears in the literature and visual arts of the ancient Greeks (and, to a lesser extent, of Roman and post-classical civilizations).  Some of the stories we study may already be familiar to you; one of the purposes of this course is to deepen your appreciation by grounding the stories in their original historical and cultural context, where they often assume a social, political, or religious significance that is by no means obvious at first glance. 
Last Updated on August 18, 2014, 1:27 pm
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Fall 2014
CLAS 1300 - Introduction to Classical Mythology
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday10:00AM11:00AM
Wednesday10:00AM11:00AM
This course offers a broad survey of Classical mythology as it appears in the literature and visual arts of the ancient Greeks (and, to a lesser extent, of Roman and post-classical civilizations).  Some of the stories we study may already be familiar to you; one of the purposes of this course is to deepen your appreciation by grounding the stories in their original historical and cultural context, where they often assume a social, political, or religious significance that is by no means obvious at first glance. 
Last Updated on August 18, 2014, 1:29 pm
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Fall 2014
CLAS 3323 - Topics in Classical Mythology: Homer
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday10:00AM11:00AM
Wednesday10:00AM11:00AM
We will read both the Iliad and Odyssey in their entirety in the highly praised translations of Robert Fagles, with introductions and notes by Bernard Knox.  The Cambridge Companion to Homer will be our guide through the thicket of issues addressed by modern Homeric scholarship.  One increasingly prominent aspect of such scholarship is the so-called “reception” of Homeric epic in works of literary, visual, and cinematic art from archaic Greece through classical Rome up to modern times.  As examples of relatively recent cinematic Homeric receptions, we will watch and discuss the films Ulysses (1955) with Kirk Douglas and Troy (2004) with Brad Pitt.  Throughout the semester, as time permits, I will also show representations of Homeric subject matter in the visual arts (vase paintings, sculpture, architectural decoration) of ancient Greece and later civilizations.
Last Updated on August 18, 2014, 1:58 pm
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Spring 2014
GREK 2313 - (Ancient) Greek, Level III
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday9:00AM9:45AM
Wednesday9:00AM9:45AM
Continuation of the intensive introductory language sequence (students must also enroll in GREK 2314-082).
Last Updated on January 12, 2014, 3:32 pm
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Spring 2014
GREK 2314 - (Ancient) Greek, Level IV
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday9:00AM9:45AM
Wednesday9:00AM9:45AM
Continuation of the intensive introductory language sequence (students must also enroll in GREK 2313-082).
Last Updated on January 12, 2014, 3:35 pm
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Fall 2013
GREK 1441 - Grek 1441-082
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday9:00AM10:00AM
Wednesday9:00AM10:00AM
An intensive, double-credit course (taken concurrently with Greek 1442-082) in ancient Greek, covering the basics of grammar and enabling students to read simple texts in the Classical and New Testament (Koine) idioms.
Last Updated on August 20, 2013, 8:11 pm
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Fall 2013
CLAS 1300 - Clas 1300-001
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday9:00AM10:00AM
Wednesday9:00AM10:00AM
An introductory survey of the most important Greek myths as represented in ancient Greek literature and the visual arts (with important examples of their reception in Roman and post-classical civilizations, including our own).
Last Updated on August 20, 2013, 8:29 pm
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Fall 2013
GREK 1442 - Grek 1442-082
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday9:00AM10:00AM
Wednesday9:00AM10:00AM
An intensive, double-credit course (taken concurrently with Greek 1441-082) in ancient Greek, covering the basics of grammar and enabling students to read simple texts in the Classical and New Testament (Koine) idioms.
Last Updated on August 20, 2013, 8:40 pm
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Spring 2012
GREK 2313 - (Ancient) Greek, Level III
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday9:00AM10:00AM
Wednesday9:00AM10:00AM
Continuation of the intensive introductory language sequence (students must also enroll in Greek 2314, section 082).
Last Updated on July 15, 2013, 8:24 pm
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Fall 2011
GREK 1441 - GREEK LEVEL I
 An intensive, double-credit course in Ancient (Classical) Greek, covering the basics of grammar and enabling students to read simple texts in the Classical and New Testament idiom.
Last Updated on July 15, 2013, 8:24 pm
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Fall 2011
CLAS 1300 - INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
A broad survey of Classical mythology as it appears in the literature and visual arts of the ancient Greeks (and, to a lesser extent, of Roman and post-classical civilizations).
Last Updated on July 15, 2013, 8:24 pm
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Fall 2010
CLAS 4335 - Topics in Classical Studies: Greek Tragedy
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Last Updated on July 15, 2013, 8:23 pm
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Summer 2010
CLAS 4335 - Topics in Classical Studies: Greek Tragedy
As its title indicates, the course is something of a two-headed beast. The focal point of the “civilization†aspect will be the history and nature of the ancient Athenian political system. The focal point of the “mythology†aspect will be specifically Athenian myth, including the myths of early Athens (Erechtheus and Erichthonius), the mythical career of Athenian homeboy Theseus, and the legend of Orestes as Atticized by Aeschylus in his tragic trilogy, the Oresteia. I will also attempt to discuss each of the Olympian gods in sites appropriate for such discussion, and to underscore significant similarities and differences between the local Attic hero Theseus and the Panhellenic hero Heracles.
Last Updated on August 2, 2013, 6:35 pm
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Spring 2010
GREK 2313 - (Ancient) Greek, Level III
Continuation of the intensive introductory language sequence (students must also enroll in Greek 2314, section 082).
Last Updated on July 15, 2013, 8:23 pm
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Fall 2009
GREK 1441 - GREEK LEVEL I
Introduction to the study of ancient (Classical) Greek, taught in Intensive format as a double-credit course (students must also enroll in Greek 1442, section 082).
Last Updated on August 2, 2013, 6:38 pm
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Fall 2009
CLAS 1300 - INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
This course offers a broad survey of Classical mythology as it appears in the literature and visual arts of the ancient Greeks (and, to a lesser extent, of Roman and post-classical civilizations).
Last Updated on July 15, 2013, 8:23 pm
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Spring 2009
CLAS 2303 - THE CLASSICAL ROOTS OF ENGLISH VOCABULARY
This is a course in etymology or word origins, focusing on the large stock of English words derived from ancient Greek and Latin prefixes, bases, and suffixes.
Last Updated on August 2, 2013, 6:39 pm
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Spring 2009
CLAS 3323 - Topics in Classical Mythology: Homer
In this course we will read the Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, in their entirety; class discussion will incorporate recent scholarship on the poems, addressing such issues as the early Greek oral poetic tradition and the socio-political background of the epics. 
Last Updated on July 15, 2013, 8:23 pm
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December -
DEPARTMENTAL, COLLEGE, AND UNIVERSITY OFFICES AND FUNCTIONS
Faculty Senate:  departmental representative, 1988/89-1989/90, 1991/92, 1992-93
Liberal Arts Organized Research Committee: member, 1984/85
FL&L Organized Research Committee:  member, 1983/84- 1986/87; chair, 1984/85-1986/87
FL&L Committee for Tenure and Promotion: member, 1984/85; 1989/90
FL&L Budget and Planning Committee: member, 1986/87; member and chair, 1989/90
FL&L Undergraduate Advisor, 1984/85-1985-86
Coordinator, FL&L Lecture Series, Fall 1987; 1988/89
Departmental Representative for the United Way, 1987
Co-Editor of Departmental Newsletter, 1984/85
Undergraduate Advisor, Classical Studies, 1989/90- Present
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December -
SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
Co-founder and first president (1983/84) of the Metroplex Classical Association
Faculty Sponsor of the University Classics Club (founded October 1989)
Faculty Sponsor of Eta Sigma Phi (Classics honor Society; UTA chapter founded 1996)
Examiner and judge for scholastic competitions sponsored by the Texas Junior Classical League, 1983/84 to present
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