CLCIV 341 - Classics and Cinema
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Classical antiquity and the movies have been closely associated for almost a century. This course will explore how (mostly Hollywood) cinema has represented the ancient past and its literature. Reading the ancient sources and seeing how films have transformed them, we will look especially at the hateful tyranny and attractive decadence of the movies' ancient Rome. Beginning with the silent era (Last Days of Pompeii) and the 1930's (de Mille's Cleopatra of 1934)) we will examine films such as Quo Vadis, Ben Hur, Spartacus,, Cleopatra (1963), and Fall of the Roman Empire, as well as the pornographic Caligula of 1980 and Fellini's strange Satyricon. We will also look at comedies such as Roman Scandals (1933) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Life of Brian. There will be three short (4-page) papers, an hour exam, and a final.

CLCIV 341 - Classics and Cinema
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
27841
Open
9
 
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
002 (LAB)
 
27843
Open
9
 
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M 4:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
27844
Closed
0
 
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M 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
27845
Open
4
 
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Tu 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
27846
Open
4
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
27847
Open
1
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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