Spring 2014 CLASSIC 10B 001 LEC

Introduction to Roman Civilization
Section: 
001 LEC
Days and Time: 
MWF 10-11A
Room: 
2060 VALLEY LSB
Units: 
4
Instructor: 
MCCARTHY, K
Final: 
7: TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014 3-6P
Enrollment: 
Limit:157 Enrolled:111 Waitlist:1 Avail Seats:46 [on Oct 2, 2014]
Note: 
Fulfills the L&S breadth requirements in Arts and Literature, Historical Studies and Philosophy and Values.
Course Description: 

This course will offer a selective introduction to ancient Roman culture, exploring the Romans on their own terms, but also as the ancestors of later Western European civilization.  We will read (in English) some of the most fascinating works in Roman literature, ranging from Plautus' bawdy comedies to Virgil's epic poem on the founding of Rome to Tacitus' dark vision of Roman history. These famous works will be set in the context of the Romans' political history, social history (slavery, law, the family) and material culture (architecture, urban planning, decorative arts, etc.).

Restriction: 
BY CATEGORY
Discussions: 
101 DISF 9-10A258 DWINELLECOCHRAN, S H14706
102 DISF 11-12P205 DWINELLEDIXON, S E14709
103 DISW 12-1PB56 HILDEBRANDKANIA, R M14712
104 DISF 1-2P83 DWINELLEDIXON, S E14715
105 DISTh 12-1P285 CORYCOCHRAN, S H14718
106 DISTh 11-12P140 BARROWSKANIA, R M14721
Texts: 
Title Author/Editor Publisher ISBN # Edition/Year Required?
Early History of Rome Livy (trans. de Selincourt) Penguin 978-0140448092 2002 Yes
Aeneid Virgil (trans. Fitzgerald) Vintage 978-0679729525 1990 Yes
Annals Tacitus (trans. Yardley) Oxford University Press 978-0192824219 2008 Yes
The Golden Ass Apuleius (trans. Lindsay) Indiana University Press 978-0253200365 1962 Yes

 

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