The Culture of Death in Ancient Rome

CLAS 1420 S01 [CRN: 24670]

This course examines the way that death and dying were perceived and managed in ancient Roman culture. Primary source readings will include selections from philosophers, poets, inscriptions, and a variety of prose literature (consolations, epistolography, historiography, novels). Secondary literature will focus on demography and social relations, the anthropology of funerary ritual, and material culture, which will be integrated systematically throughout the course, and which will include consideration of artistic representations and iconography, as well the archaeology of Roman mortuary practices.
Course Syllabus
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Term
Spring 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
999
Primary Instructor
Meetings
10:30 am - 11:50 am Tue, Thu - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
09 (May 16, 2014 2:00pm)