IMPERIAL ROME: PHILOSOPHY, LITERATURE, SOCIETY (CL3114)

Studies the Greek and Latin literature of the Roman Empire. Readings will include: Seneca, star prose writer and poet of tragedies that impressed Shakespeare; Lucanus’ anti-Aeneid; Petronius’ Satyrica, the first Latin novel; Tacitus, the dark historian; witty epigrams and biting satire; a speech On Magic; the Stoics Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius, one an ex-slave, the other an emperor; and Plutarch’s account of Antony's love for Cleopatra

Code: 
CL3114
Name: 
IMPERIAL ROME: PHILOSOPHY, LITERATURE, SOCIETY
Discipline: 
CL (Comparative Literature)
Type: 
CCI
Level: 
Undergraduate
Credits: 
4
Can be taken twice for credit?: 
No
Pre-requisites: 
None
Co-requisites: 
None