CLCIV 125 - Mini Course in Classical Civilization
Fall 2022, Section 001 - The Art of Historical Fiction
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Requirements & Distribution:
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May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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In this class we will time-travel to Rome to witness the political tumult and machinations that led to the exile of Cicero, the assassination of Julius Caesar, civil war, and, ultimately to the collapse of the Republic. Against material remains and literary evidence from, Caesar, Cicero, and Plutarch, we will explore the decisions, challenges, and opportunities presented to the creators of historical fiction –– both literary and filmic (Harris’ Dictator, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, HBO’s Rome). As a final project, students will try their own hand at synthesizing into a “fictional” scene raw materials of historical record based on their own choosing.

Course Requirements:

one midterm and a final paper

Intended Audience:

No prior knowledge of subject

Class Format:

One meeting per week


CLCIV 125 - Mini Course in Classical Civilization
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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