CLCIV 470 - Upper Level Topics in Antiquity
Fall 2022, Section 002 - The Passions in Ancient Greece & Rome
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Ancient authors were fascinated by the passions. They are a central concern in practically every genre and discipline: drama, poetry, philosophy, and rhetoric. But attitudes differed widely: philosophers showed how disruptive they could be to our lives, poets often seem to celebrate them, and rhetoricians saw their potential as tools of persuasion. This semester we will focus on four central passions, anger, love, fear and joy, and examine how they are represented in a range of different texts (in translation).

Course Requirements:

2 papers and a final project

Intended Audience:

Requires prior knowledge of subject

Class Format:

2 meetings per week


CLCIV 470 - Upper Level Topics in Antiquity
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002 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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