CLCIV 120 - First-year Seminar in Classical Civilization (Humanities)
Section: 001 Coming of Age in Antiquity
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
FYSem, WorldLit
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The riddle of the Sphinx was about the ages of man. This seminar will explore coming into youth, adulthood, and old age in the ancient world, through literary and historical sources, and through recent studies of private life in antiquity. For both Greeks and Romans, coming of age was also about making various moves between private and public spheres, and we will consider as well the public personae of certain key historical figures and notions of a fully formed character. People come of age; so too do historical cultures. “Late antiquity” corresponded with new emphases and perspectives on age which we will investigate through some of the prolific writers of the period (e.g., Augustine and Jerome). Finally we will consider the “pleasure of ruins,” the lure of antiquity’s coming of age and the modern fascination with traipsing over its decrepit remains.

CLCIV 120 - First-year Seminar in Classical Civilization (Humanities)
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for CLCIV 120 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Office of Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)