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Trnka-Amrhein, Yvona K Assistant Professor

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  • Yvona Trnka-Amrhein (Ph.D. Harvard 2013) studies Greek literature of the Hellenistic and Imperial periods, especially the novel, biography, and history. She is particularly interested in interactions between Greek, Latin, and Egyptian literature and culture as well as the effect of empire on literature. Trained as a literary papyrologist, Dr. Trnka-Amrhein has edited several Oxyrhynchus papyri and her work is often directed to interpreting fragmentary texts on papyrus. Her current book project, Portraits of Pharaoh: the Sesostris Tradition in Ancient Literature and Culture, follows the multifaceted traditions surrounding the iconic pharaoh Sesostris through time, genres, and cultures. Future projects include a study of multi-cultural hymns in the Hellenistic world and an investigation of links between the novel, mime, and satire.

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  • Greek and Latin Literature, Roman Imperial period, Hellenistic period, prose literature, novel, biography, history, hymns, papyrology, Demotic literature, Greco-Roman Egypt

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  • CLAS 1100 - Greek and Roman Mythology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Covers Greek and Roman myths as expressions of religious experience and imagination, of Greek and Roman culture and society, and as part of the fabric of Western cultural tradition. Of particular interest to students of literature and the arts, psychology, anthropology, and history. No Greek or Latin required.
  • CLAS 2100 - Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Examines evidence of art, archaeology, and literature of Greek antiquity from a contemporary feminist point of view. Focuses on women's roles in art, literature, and daily life. No Greek or Latin required. Same as WGST 2100.
  • CLAS 4031 - Alexander the Great and the Rise of Macedonia
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Covers Macedonia's rise to dominance in Greece under Philip II and the reign and conquests of Alexander the Great. Recommended prerequisite: one of the following CLAS 1051, 1509, 2039, 2041, 4021, 4041, 4071, 4139, 4149, GREK 3113, HIST 1051. Same as CLAS 5031 and HIST 4031.
  • CLAS 5031 - Alexander the Great and the Rise of Macedonia
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Covers Macedonia's rise to dominance in Greece under Philip II and the reign and conquests of Alexander the Great. Same as CLAS 4031 and HIST 4031.
  • CLAS 7012 - Graduate Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Topic specified in online Schedule Planner. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours for different topics.
  • GREK 3113 - Intermediate Classical Greek 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Reading of selected prose texts of authors in ancient Greek such as Plato, Xenophon, Lysias, and selections from the Greek New Testament. Incorporates review of grammar. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisites: GREK 1013 and GREK 1023.
  • GREK 3123 - Intermediate Classical Greek 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Reading of selections from Homer or a Greek tragedy in ancient Greek, with attention to literary form and context as well as advanced grammar and syntax. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisites: GREK 1013 and GREK 1023 and GREK 3113.
  • HIST 4031 - Alexander the Great and the Rise of Macedonia
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Covers Macedonia's rise to dominance in Greece under Philip II and the reign and conquests of Alexander the Great. Recommended prerequisite: CLAS 1051 or CLAS 1509 or CLAS 2039 or CLAS 4139 or CLAS 4149 or CLAS 2041 or CLAS 4021 or CLAS 4041 or HIST 1051 or GREK 3113. Same as CLAS 5031 and CLAS 4031.
  • WGST 2100 - Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Examines evidence of art, archaeology and literature of Greek antiquity from a contemporary feminist point of view. Focuses on women's roles in art, literature and daily life. No Greek or Latin required. Same as CLAS 2100.

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