CLCIV 102 - Classical Civilization II: The Ancient Roman World (in English)
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Freshman or Sophomore or permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
W.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

From “Gladiator” to “HBO’s Rome,” we find ourselves presented with an image of the Romans as violence- and sex-obsessed imperialists, never happier than when embroiled in family intrigue or throwing innocent victims to the lions. How true is this picture? In this course we’ll consider a range of ancient sources, from historians such as Livy and Suetonius to poets such as Catullus, Vergil, and Ovid to the satiric novelist Petronius, together with a broad selection of Roman art and architecture, in an effort to come to grips with who the Romans thought they were and how their self-image changed over time. We’ll focus on the key themes of Rome’s relation to Greece and to its own past, its notions of heroism, religion, sex and gender, law, and politics, and even ask ourselves that fateful question, “Are we Rome?” Grade will be based on exams, papers, and participation in discussion sections.

CLCIV 102 - Classical Civilization II: The Ancient Roman World (in English)
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
12821
Open
79
 
-
MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: STUDENTS SHOULD ATTEND THE FIRST LECTURE FOR OVERRIDE INFORMATION.
003 (DIS)
P
12825
Open
15
14LSA Hnrs
-
M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Honors Section
004 (DIS)
P
12827
Open
8
11LSA Hnrs
-
Tu 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: Honors Section
005 (DIS)
P
12829
Open
3
 
-
W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
12831
Open
3
 
-
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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Note:
Please use only the editions listed below. Page numbers in the assignments on the syllabus will be specific to them.
ISBN: 0199540047
The rise of Rome : books one to five, Author: Livy., Publisher: Oxford University Press New ed. 2008
Required
ISBN: 0136000975
Roman art : Romulus to Constantine, Author: Nancy H. Ramage, Andrew Ramage., Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall 5th ed. 2009
Required
ISBN: 0140455167
The twelve Caesars, Author: Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus ; translated by Robert Graves., Publisher: Penguin Rev. ed. 2007
Required
ISBN: 0140442146
Selected political speeches of Cicero, Author: translated with an introduction by Michael Grant., Publisher: Penguin Reprinted 1989
Required
ISBN: 0140513299
The Penguin historical atlas of ancient Rome, Author: Chris Scarre., Publisher: Penguin Books 1. Aufl. 1995
Required
ISBN: 0199539219
The satyricon, Author: Petronius ; translated with an introduction and notes by P.G. Walsh., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2009
Required
ISBN: 0679729526
The Aeneid, Author: Virgil ; translated by Robert Fitzgerald., Publisher: Vintage Books Vintage cl 1990
Required
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