CLCIV 350 - Topics in Classical Civilization
Section: 001 Love and Affection in the Ancient World
Term: FA 2010
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 focuses 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, philosophical arguments, and 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 visual stimulation (the “gaze”), 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.

CLCIV 350 - Topics in Classical Civilization
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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In addition to the books below, there will be further readings on the course CTools site.
ISBN: 9780941051101
Euripides' Medea, Author: Euripides., Publisher: Focus Information Group 1991
ISBN: 0415902614
Games of Venus : an anthology of Greek and Roman erotic verse from Sappho to Ovid, Author: introduced, translated, and annotated by Peter Bing and Rip Cohen., Publisher: Routledge 1993
ISBN: 0199554951
Daphnis and Chloe, Author: Longus ; translated by Ronald McCail., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2009
ISBN: 0872202208
Phaedrus, Author: translated, with introduction and notes, by Alexander Nehamas & Paul Woodruff ; with a selection of early Greek poems and fragments about love, translated by Paul Woodruff., Publisher: Hackett 1995
ISBN: 9780872200760
plato symposium, Author: alexander nehemas and paul woodruff, Publisher: hackett 1989
ISBN: 9780140443240
Terence, the comedies, Author: Terence., Publisher: Penguin Putnam 1976
ISBN: 0679729526
The Aeneid, Author: Virgil ; translated by Robert Fitzgerald., Publisher: Vintage Books Vintage cl 1990
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