CLCIV 350 - Topics in Classical Civilization
Section: 001 Ancient Family
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
CLCIV 101 and 102.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course will focus on the representation of love and affection in Greece and Rome, both between lovers and among the members of a household. We will look at literary sources, artistic depictions, and philosophical arguments (both for and against), as well as historical source material. Major themes include the vocabulary of love and its symptoms (especially pain and pleasure); love as madness; love within and outside of marriage; the object of desire; the importance of vision; and familial bonds of affection. Throughout the course we will pay close attention to differences in ancient traditions, periods and genres, not to mention the preconceptions and obsessions we ourselves bring to the discussion. 3 short papers; final exam Readings will be drawn from: Homer, Odyssey Cupid and Psyche Plato, Symposium and Phaedo Euripides, Medea Peter Bing and Rip Cohen, Games of Venus. An Anthology of Greek and Roman Erotic Verse from Sappho to Ovid Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica Plautus, Menaechmi Terence, Adelphoe Vergil, Aeneid Jo-Ann Shelton, As the Romans Did Longus, Daphnis and Chloe

CLCIV 350 - Topics in Classical Civilization
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MWF 2:00PM - 3:00PM
002 (LEC)
MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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There will also be a coursepack for this class. I will post information about the location in a few weeks.
ISBN: 0415044227
The Roman household a sourcebook, Author: Jane F. Gardner and Thomas Wiedemann, Publisher: Routledge Reprinted 1993
ISBN: 0801841992
The Roman family, Author: Suzanne Dixon., Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 1992
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