Roman Urban Life|
Spring 2019 not offered
|Course Cluster: Urban Studies|
What was it like to live in an ancient Roman city, whether it be a large metropolis like Rome or a small village in one of the provinces? What were the dangers and the amenities? To what degree is the quality of life reflected in art and literature? After an initial survey of life in the city of Rome, with readings drawn from ancient and modern sources, students will examine a number of separate topics on Roman urban life and will compare and contrast this with the evidence from cities around the Roman Empire. Topics will include crime, prostitution, medicine, entertainment, and slavery. Particular emphasis will be placed on the differences in the urban experiences of the various social classes, ethnic groups, and genders. The course is intended for students from a variety of disciplines, but some knowledge of the Roman world is strongly recommended
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARCP-MN)(ARCP)(CCIV)(CLAS)(HIST-MN)(HIST)
Selections from ancient authors in translation, and extensive reading of secondary sources offering current interpretations and descriptions of Roman urban life.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Short seminar presentation of specific topic(s) leading to a final research paper. Mandatory class participation and discussion. Two in class exams.
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