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
27
 
1
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: STUDENTS SHOULD ATTEND THE FIRST LECTURE FOR OVERRIDE INFORMATION.
002 (DIS)
P
11205
Closed
0
 
1
W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: STUDENTS SHOULD ATTEND THE FIRST LECTURE FOR OVERRIDE INFORMATION.
003 (DIS)
P
11206
Open
5
 
-
Tu 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
11207
Open
19
 
-
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9780500291245
Ancient rome : a new history., Author: David Potter., Publisher: W W Norton Second edi 2014
Required
ISBN: 9780140442144
Selected political speeches of Cicero, Author: translated with an introduction by Michael Grant., Publisher: Penguin Reprinted 1989
Required
ISBN: 0679729526
The Aeneid, Author: Virgil ; translated by Robert Fitzgerald., Publisher: Vintage Books Vintage cl 1990
Required
ISBN: 9780192839527
The Satyricon, Author: Petronius ; translated with an introduction and notes by P.G. Walsh., Publisher: Oxford University Press Reissued 1999
Required
ISBN: 9780140449211
The twelve Caesars, Author: Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus ; translated by Robert Graves ; revised with an introduction by Michael Grant, Publisher: Penguin Rev. and e 2003
Required
ISBN: 0199540047
The rise of Rome : books one to five, Author: Livy., Publisher: Oxford University Press New ed. 2008
Required
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