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CLA233H1S: Introduction to Roman Society and Culture Erik Gunderson (e.gunderson@utoronto.ca) TR10-12; Brennan Hall 200 Office Hours at Lilian Massey 207: M 2-3; TR 9-10; and by appointment Description: Our goal is to become familiar with some of the key events, personalities, and themes of Roman civilization. We will examine in particular those issues that the Romans themselves emphasized as essential aspects of Roman identity. Evaluation: mid-term exam: in-class essay: final examination: Texts: Required: Livy, Livy The Early History of Rome, Books I-V. (Penguin) (ISBN: 978-0140448092) Petronius, Satyricon (Penguin) (ISBN: 978-0140444896) Course reader Suggested: Karl Christ, The Romans: An Introduction to Their History and Civilization (California) (ISBN: 0520056345) On-Line: http://antisigma.classics.utoronto.ca/classes/2011-12/cla233_wi2012/ [user: cla233; pass: wi2012] https://portal.utoronto.ca/ [check here in case there are problems with the above] 30% 30% 40%

CLA233 Syllabus

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Week Date 1 10 Jan 12 Jan 2 17 Jan 19 Jan 3 24 Jan 26 Jan 4 31 Jan 02 Feb 5 07 Feb

Theme Introduction Warriors

Reading

Livy, History of Rome, Book 1 Livy, History of Rome, Book 1 Livy, History of Rome, Book 5 Livy, History of Rome, Book 5 Plutarch, Life of Aemilius Paulus

Ruler and ruled

Quintus Cicero, Essay on Running for Consul Plautus, Pseudolus Petronius, Satyricon, “Dinner with Trimalchio”

09 Feb Mid-term exam 6 14 Feb Speakers 16 Feb Quintilian, Institutes, Book 12 Tacitus, Dialogue on Oratory Reading Week 7 28 Feb 01 Mar Members of a family 8 06 Mar 08 Mar 9 13 Mar Social performers 15 Mar In-class paper 10 20 Mar 22 Mar 11 27 Mar Polytheists 29 Mar 12 03 Apr 05 Apr Conclusion Seneca, Moral Letters, Book 1 Suetonius, Life of Nero Livy 39.8-19; Apuleius, Golden Ass, Book 11 Lucretius 1.1-158; Plautus, Amphytruo, prologue Lucian, Alexander Sample declamations; Petronius, “Puteoli” + “Eumolpus” Cicero, Letters to his Friends, Books 14 & 16 Tacitus,...
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