CLCIV 372 - Sports and Daily Life in Ancient Rome
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The amphitheater full of gladiators, the circus full of chariots (with or without Charleton Heston) are among the most abiding images of Roman, and perhaps, any western culture. The Olympic Games were as much a Roman institution as they were Greek — indeed the Roman empire was the first great age of public entertainment. But what did it all mean? How is entertainment related to the interests of society as a whole? These are two of the questions that we will explore through a discussion of the place of Roman entertainment in Roman society. We will start by looking at the broad structures of Roman life, and then move through the diverse entertainments of the Romans from athletic events to the theater, from chariot racing to public execution, beast hunts, and gladiators. Readings include selections from ancient authors and from recent scholarship.

CLCIV 372 - Sports and Daily Life in Ancient Rome
Schedule Listing
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45476
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MWF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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45477
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M 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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45482
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M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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45485
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Tu 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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45486
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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45487
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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45488
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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45489
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Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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45492
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Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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45494
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 0472085689
Life, death, and entertainment in the Roman Empire, Author: D. S. Potter and D. J. Mattingly., Publisher: Univ. of Michigan Press 1999
Required
ISBN: 0500287864
Ancient Rome: A New History, Author: david s potter, Publisher: Thames and Hudson 2009
Required
ISBN: 1405115696
The Roman games : historical sources in translation, Author: Alison Futrell., Publisher: Blackwell Pub. 1. publ. 2006
Required
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