Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Feb 21, 2024  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CLASS 1615 - Introduction to Ancient Rome

(GHB) (LA-AS)      
Fall. 3 credits. Student option grading.

M. Fontaine.

Ancient Rome was a village the size of Ithaca that grew into a world empire. In this course students will be introduced to some of its literature, art, and famous personalities in the classical period (2nd c. BCE – 2nd c. CE). In it we will read the masterpieces of Latin literature, from Virgil’s Aeneid to Ovid’s Metamorphoses and from Catullus’ lyrics to Livy’s moralizing History of Rome. Special attention will be given to the late republic and Augustan period. No prior knowledge of the ancient world is necessary. All readings are in English.

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