HISTORY 195 - The Writing of History
Section: 003 Family in the Ancient World
Term: WN 2010
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
20
Other Course Info:
This course may not be included in a History concentration. F.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

We might think that we know what a family is when we see it, but in fact “the family” is an enormously complex and hard-to-define concept that has historically shaped communities and whole societies in powerful and often unexplored ways. In this course, we will see that in Greco-Roman antiquity people struggled with family issues involving personal relationships, gender roles, and public morality – much as people continue to do in the modern United States, where we are faced with social and political turmoil over even the basic definition of the concept of “family.” In examining these issues, students will use primary (both literary and archaeological) and secondary sources to reconstruct the lives of individuals and the structures of communities in the ancient world. The course will begin with the Iliad and Odyssey and end in imperial Rome; we will cover topics including courtship and marriage, family law, the family in tragedy and comedy, and the rights of women. Students will write four short (2-page) papers and two longer papers (5-6 pages and 10-12 pages).

HISTORY 195 - The Writing of History
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