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CLAS0143

Rise & Fall of Roman Republic

The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic
This course is an introduction to the literature, politics, culture and history of the Roman Republic (c.509-31BCE) - a period which saw Rome grow from a small city on the Tiber to the supreme power in the Mediterranean, and also saw the development of Latin literature. Our readings cover a broad variety of literary genres and authors: comedy (Plautus and Terence), lyric (Catullus), epic (Ennius), political speeches and letters (Cicero), history (Caesar, Sallust, Polybius), and didactic philosophy (Lucretius). As we read we will be careful to investigate how these texts present different and often conflicting ideas of what it means to be Roman, as well as how different ideologies of Rome compete throughout each work. 3 hrs. lect. 1hr. disc.
Subject:
Classics
Department:
Classics
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR HIS LIT

Sections

Fall 2014

CLAS0143A-F14 Lecture (Star)
CLAS0143B-F14 Lecture (Star)
CLAS0143Z-F14 Discussion (Star)

Spring 2012

CLAS0143A-S12 Lecture (Star)

Fall 2007

CLAS0143A-F07 Lecture (Star)
CLAS0143B-F07 Lecture (Star)

Fall 2006

CLAS0143A-F06 Lecture
CLAS0143B-F06 Lecture
CLAS0143Y-F06 Discussion
CLAS0143Z-F06 Discussion

Fall 2005

CLAS0143A-F05 Lecture (Star)
CLAS0143B-F05 Lecture (Star)
CLAS0143Y-F05 Discussion (Star)
CLAS0143Z-F05 Discussion (Star)