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The requirements for majors and minors in the Classics Section are flexible enough to allow students the opportunity to study in any overseas program. But here are ones of special interest to classicists:
May and June Terms
The Classics Section and/or the Department of Art often sponsor May or June Terms in Greece or Italy.
Semester and Year-long Programs
Hope College's deadline for preliminary application for study abroad is April 15 for Fall and Spring semesters.
For further information contact the Office of International Education at http://www.hope.edu/admin/international/ or ext. 7605
PAST STUDY ABROADS
Rome Mayterm 2012
This course opens a dialogue between the various ways to approach and experience the city, both ancient and modern. We will explore the topography of the city of Rome through the interaction between archeological, material evidence and ancient written, literary accounts (especially of the Augustan authors Propertius, Livy, Virgil and Ovid) and how their experiences compare and contrast with, and potentially even influence, later approaches to the city (especially in the Christian period). Students will be invited to compare their experience of the city with those described in the ancient world. That is, we will examine how the ancients laid out their city, how the ancients wrote about their city, and how, as Rome became Christian, religious and intellectual changes transformed the face of the city.
Within this methodology we will examine the typologies and topographical relationships of structures and spaces in ancient Rome, from early Republic to the Christian period. We will examine the distribution patterns of public monuments and urban topographical narratives via the interrelation of literary and archaeological evidence. We will combine a historical survey of the development of various functions of urban spaces, such as the Roman Forum, with a literary survey of the texts that describe them.