CLCIV 120 - First-year Seminar in Classical Civilization (Humanities)
Section: 002 Disability in Antiquity
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
FYSem, WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Classical art and even film and television usually depict the ancient Greeks and Romans as heroes, heroines, royals, and athletes with unrealistically idealized bodies. Students in this course will learn about the lives and experiences of people in antiquity with disabilities, who are often ignored in traditional histories of Greece and Rome. We will examine primary sources from literary, medical, and legal authors to understand how disability was defined in antiquity and how these societies accommodated, marginalized, or exploited people with disabilities. Students will gain the skills to think critically about what it has meant to be disabled and impaired throughout history.

Course Requirements:

Class participation, Short writing assignments (1-2 pages), Class Presentation, and Final Paper (7 pages)

Intended Audience:

Freshman. No knowledge of the ancient world is required.

Class Format:

Two 90-minute meetings per week.

CLCIV 120 - First-year Seminar in Classical Civilization (Humanities)
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (SEM)
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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