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Classical Studies

CLAS 247 Women in Roman Literature and Life (4)

Through the study of ancient Roman texts in translation, this course explores the life experience of women in ancient Rome and the way their lives are reflected in 500 years of Roman literature. Since most Roman authors were men, students will try to reconstruct women's voices and their human experience by exploring both literary and non-literary sources, such as laws, grave inscriptions, and graffiti. In addition, students will examine artistic representations of women in the form of portrait sculptures and funerary monuments.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities; World Engagement: CV
  • Offering: Triennially in spring
  • Instructor: Knorr

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