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*Please note that course syllabi are updated each year in late August 
Prior to August, syllabi on the Classics Department website will reflect the courses as they were offered in the last term or year.  Significant changes in emphasis in course material may occur from year to year, including grading methodology, grade weighting and assignments.   Up-to-date syllabi will be available to students by the first day of class.

CLST 101/6.0
Introduction to Greek and Roman Civilizations

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Fall Term
Instructor: Dr. Cristiana Zaccagnino
Office: Watson Hall 114
Phone: (613)-533-6000 ext. 77843
Office Hour : Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. or by appointment

Winter Term
Instructor: Dr. Barbara Reeves
Office: Watson Hall 512
Phone: (613)-533-6000 ext. 74824
Office Hour : TBA

Class schedule:

  • Mondays: 10:30-11:30
  • Wednesdays: 9:30-10:30
  • Fridays: 8:30-9:30

Location: DUN AUD

Teaching Assistants

Clare Barker

Winter TAs (Please address questions to the TA assigned to your surname.)

      Surnames beginning A-F:  Helen Anderson (
      Surnames beginning G-0:  Miranda Siklenka ( )
      Surnames beginning P-Z:  Nicholas Gill ( )

Additional material and information about this course will be posted on the CLST 101 Moodle course page.

Course Description

An introduction to major themes in the development of Greek and Roman civilization using the evidence of literature, history and archaeology. Some attention will be given to those aspects of ancient cultural and intellectual growth that are of significance in the western tradition. 

Fall Required Text
The World of Athens. An Introduction to Classical Athenian Culture,  2 nd edition, Cambridge University Press 2008, ISBN -13 9780521698535 ( available from the Campus Bookstore ).

Winter Required Textbooks
(available from the Queen’s Bookstore: )
•     The World of Rome: An Introduction to Roman Culture . (Authors: Peter V. Jones and Keith C. Sidwell.) Cambridge University Press.
•     Classics in Translation. Volume II: Latin Literature. University of Wisconsin Press.


Marking Scheme



Midterm (December exam period - 2013)  

Midterm Examination (Monday, February 24)       


Final Examination (in April exam period) 






Exams will contain questions based on the material presented in the lectures and the textbooks as well.  

The tests and examinations are to be taken at the scheduled times and dates. In certain exceptional circumstances (e.g. a medical emergency, a death in the family, but not in the case of demands in another course or from an extracurricular activity), the instructor might grant the student the opportunity to write an exam/test outside the regularly scheduled time. Late work will not be accepted without a documented personal or medical problem. The format of any special accommodation will be determined by the instructor and may differ considerably from that of the exam/test written by the rest of the class, although the course material on which it will be based will remain the same. 

No deferrals will be given to students who are out of town during a test or a mid-yea/final exam. DO NOT make travel plans date until you know when tests and the December and April exams will actually be held!  

Grading Methodology

All components of this course will receive numerical percentage marks.  The final grade you receive for the course will be derived by converting your numerical course average to a letter grade according to Queen’s Official Grade Conversion Scale:

Queen’s Official Grade Conversion Scale


Numerical Course Average (Range)


























49 and below


Electronic Devices in the Classroom

The Department of Classics believes that maintaining an atmosphere of respect and consideration in the classroom is an important part of the pursuit of free intellectual enquiry. The use of electronic devices in the classroom can be disruptive to both the instructor and to other students, and thus we are introducing guidelines on their use. These guidelines will follow the procedure explained in Section 14 of the Student Code of Conduct and are in force starting January 2011:

  1. Non-course related use of electronic devices (e.g. playing games, watching movies, social networking and texting), including smartphones, tablets and laptops, is regarded by the Department of Classics as disruptive pursuant to Section 14 of the Student Code of Conduct. The use of these devices may be restricted at the discretion of the instructor;
  2. In some courses in CLST, LATN or GREK laptops may not be permitted. You will be told in class by your instructor if this is the case. If the use of laptops is permitted, please understand that their use is restricted to note-taking;
  3. The use of recording devices for lectures is not allowed unless you have requested and been given the express permission of the instructor of the course.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is constituted by the five core fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility (see These values are central to the building, nurturing and sustaining of an academic community in which all members of the community will thrive. Adherence to the values expressed through academic integrity forms a foundation for the "freedom of inquiry and exchange of ideas" essential to the intellectual life of the University (see the Senate Report on Principles and Priorities

Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the regulations concerning academic integrity and for ensuring that their assignments conform to the principles of academic integrity. Information on academic integrity is available in the Arts and Science Calendar (see Academic Regulation 1, on the Arts and Science website (see, and from the instructor of this course. Departures from academic integrity include plagiarism, use of unauthorized materials, facilitation, forgery and falsification, and are antithetical to the development of an academic community at Queen's. Given the seriousness of these matters, actions which contravene the regulation on academic integrity carry sanctions that can range from a warning or the loss of grades on an assignment to the failure of a course to a requirement to withdraw from the university.

Download the  Statement on Academic Integrity for Inclusion in Course Syllabi and Assignments  [PDF]

Disability Accommodations

Queen's University is committed to achieving full accessibility for persons with disabilities. Part of this commitment includes arranging academic accommodations for students with disabilities to ensure they have an equitable opportunity to participate in all of their academic activities. If you are a student with a disability and think you may need accommodations, you are strongly encouraged to contact the Disability Services Office (DSO) and register as early as possible. For more information, including important deadlines, please visit the DSO website at:


The material on this website is copyrighted and is for the sole use of students registered in CLST 101. The material on this website may be downloaded for a registered student’s personal use, but shall not be distributed or disseminated to anyone other than students registered in CLST 101.  Failure to abide by these conditions is a breach of copyright, and may also constitute a breach of academic integrity under the University Senate’s Academic Integrity Policy Statement.


This page was last updated 28 August, 2013.

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