CLCIV 102 - Classical Civilization II: The Ancient Roman World (in English)
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Other Course Info:
W.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Movies and TV often present us with an image of the Romans as violence-crazed, sex-obsessed imperialists, never happier than when embroiled in family intrigue or throwing innocent victims to the lions. How accurate 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. We’ll seek to understand the Romans on their own terms, with emphasis on their struggle to define themselves as a people and the changes in their self-image over time. Our key themes will include: empire, identity, and culture; Rome’s relation to Greece and to its own past; gender and sexuality; religion, the family, and the law; and ideas of citizenship, leadership, and heroism. The intrinsic fascination of Roman culture and society will lead us on as we journey through some twelve centuries of Rome’s history.

Course Requirements:

1) Participation in discussion sections: 25%
2) In class midterm: 15%
3) Two papers (15% first one, 20% second one)
4) Final exam: 25%

Intended Audience:

All welcome. No prerequisites. Class can be used as a prerequisite for the major or minor in Classical Civilization.

Class Format:

Two lectures per week plus one discussion section meeting.

CLCIV 102 - Classical Civilization II: The Ancient Roman World (in English)
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11204
Open
75
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: STUDENTS SHOULD ATTEND THE FIRST LECTURE FOR OVERRIDE INFORMATION.
002 (DIS)
P
11205
Open
25
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: STUDENTS SHOULD ATTEND THE FIRST LECTURE FOR OVERRIDE INFORMATION.
003 (DIS)
P
11206
Open
25
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 3:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
25752
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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