Introduction to Roman Civilization
001 LEC
Days and Time: 
MWF 10-10:59A
Osher Theater
Hallett, Christopher
Additional Notes: 

Meets these L&S Breadths

  • Arts & Literature
  • Historical Studies
  • Philosophy & Values

Included in the Old Things: Past & Present Course Thread

Course Description: 

This course offers an exploration of the history, literature, and society of the ancient Romans. We will be reading parts of a wide variety of works dating from a period that extends from the first century BCE to the mid-second century CE: historical writing by Sallust, Livy, and Tacitus;  speeches and letters by Cicero; political biographies by Suetonius; an epic poem by Vergil; and novels by Petronius and Apuleius. Our investigation of these works within their historical and cultural context will serve to introduce some important and exciting aspects of Roman civilization. Three short response papers, a 5-6 page essay, a midterm, and a final constitute the major written work of the course. Participation in discussion sections is an important part of this class.

Section Room Schedule Instructor
101 BARR587 W 12-12:59P Brown, Aaron
102 DWIN243 W 1-1:59P Brown, Aaron
103 HGYM242 Th 12-12:59P Lam, Erin
104 HFAXB1 Th 1-1:59P Lam, Erin
105 VLSB2070 Th 2-2:59P Dixon, Stefani
106 DWIN179 F 3-3:59P Dixon, Stefani