Classical Studies | Roman Culture
C102 | 1018 | Long
C102: Roman Culture (Section # 1018) 3 credits. 1:25-2:15 MWF T.
This course offers the student a general and elementary introduction
to the culture and society of ancient Rome. It considers such topics
as the growth of Rome from a small bronze age community to the ruler
of the Mediterranean, its literature, politics, religion (including
the significance for the Romans of new foreign religions such
as Christianity) , military life, education, entertainments (including
gladiators), sculpture, painting, architecture, and philosophy.
There shall be three multiple-choice exams.
Jo-Ann Shelton: As the Romans Did: A Sourcebook in Roman
Social History (Oxford University Press, Second Edition)
Chris Scarre: The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome (Cambridge
Andrew Ramage and Nancy Ramage: Roman Art (Prentice Hall,