Classical Studies | Ancient Roman Culture
C102 | 0970 | Long


An introduction to the principal features of Roman political
life, art, literature, and daily life.
Lectures are given on, among other topics, the poetry of
Vergil and Ovid,
the art of the Republican and the Augustan period, popular
entertainments
such as gladiators and mimes, philosophical movements such
as Epicureanism
and Stoicism, and the rise of new religious cults, including
Christianity.
The class sessions are almost exclusively lecture in
format.  There are
three examinations.

Texts:

Christopher Scarre,  The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient
Rome
Jo-Ann Shelton,  As the Romans Did.  A Source book in Roman
Social History
Nancy Ramage and Andrew Ramage, Roman Art

Course packet: A booklet with detailed outlines of the daily
lectures