CL CV 246

Golden Age of Rome

Comparative Arts and Letters College of Humanities

Course Description

History of Civilization, culture, and daily life of Rome as indicated through its literature, art, history, and archaeology.

When Taught

Winter Even Years

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Note

All readings in English.

Title

Classical Roman Culture, Literature, and Politics

Learning Outcome

Through the careful exploration of the humanities and history of the Romans in their so-called Golden Age (the Late Republic and the Augustan Age) successful students will develop a greater understanding of Classical Roman culture, literature, and politics.

Title

Roman Literature, Philosophy, Warfare, Religion, and Art

Learning Outcome

Successful students will learn how Roman literature, philosophy, warfare, religion, and art have influenced the development of later western culture.

Title

Evaluating Classical Texts

Learning Outcome

Successful students will develop a greater ability to evaluate a Classical text (in translation) critically and intelligently.