The Age of Nero|
Nero: artist or monster (or both)? This course will focus on the personality and politics of the emperor and the reaction he evoked in contemporary and subsequent accounts of his reign, concentrating especially on the powerful picture of Nero and the Neronian regime painted by the Roman historian Tacitus in his "Annals," with supplementary evidence from Suetonius's "Life of Nero," imperial inscriptions, and visual propaganda. Topics discussed will include Tacitus as a historian, public and private life in Neronian Rome, how to die well, and whether Nero really sang of the Fall of Troy while Rome burned.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CLST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selections from: Tacitus, ANNALS 14-16
Suetonius, LIFE OF NERO
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Assignments in Latin for each class; a short take-home translation exam and a short paper on Tacitus' style or narrative; final, longer paper. Some reading in secondary literature.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students should have two years of college Latin or the equivalent. In doubtful cases consult the instructor. Regular class attendance is expected.
|Instructor(s): Parslow,Christopher Times: ..T.R.. 11:10AM-12:30PM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 14||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 9||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 2||SO: 3||FR: 2|
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