Classics 003. Rome and the Mediterranean: 800 B.C.E. to 500 C.E. (4 units)

imageClassics 003. Rome and the Mediterranean: 800 B.C.E. to 500 C.E. (4 units)
Rex Stem

Lecture:
MWF 12:10-1:00P
176 Everson Hall

Discussion Sections:

SECTION SECTION LEADER DAY/TIME ROOM CRN
 001  TBA  F 1:10-2:00P  163 Olson Hall  16322
 002  TBA  F 2:10-3:00P  163 Olson Hall  16323
 003  TBA  F 1:10-2:00P  105 Olson Hall  16324
 004  TBA  F 2:10-3:00P  105 Olson Hall  16325
 005  TBA  F 1:10-2:00P  80 SS&H Building  16326
 006  TBA  F 2:10-3:00P  80 SS&H Building  16327

Course Description: This course will survey the culture, history, literature, and thought of ancient Rome and the Roman Empire. The structure will be chronological, from the development of Rome's identity and empire to its domination of the Mediterranean world to its eventual transformation into a Christian and Medieval world. This chronological framework will also incorporate social attitudes, daily life and entertainment, and some of the highlights of Roman literature.

Requirements: Participation in a discussion section (with some writing), two midterms and a final exam.

Prerequisite: None.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, World Cultures and Writing Experience.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Discussion - 1 hour.

Textbooks:

  • The Oxford Anthology of Roman Literature, edited by Peter E. Knox and J.C. McKeown  (Oxford University Press, 2013)

[RECOMMENDED]

Thomas R. Martin, Ancient Rome: From Romulus to Justinian  (Yale University Press, 2013)