Spring 2019  |  LAT 5100 Section 001: Advanced Reading -- City of Rome: Text and Topography (66543)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Vincent Hall 364
Enrollment Status:
Open (2 of 20 seats filled)
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Course Catalog Description:
Reading in Latin texts/authors. Texts/authors vary. prereq: [3004 or equiv], at least two yrs of college level Latin. Must contact Classical/Near Eastern Studies department for permission to register.
Class Description:
This course will explore the relationship between Latin literature and an especially important context: the city of Rome. Our primary approach will be to consider how ancient Roman authors represent and respond to the material presence of the city. We will also study how Rome becomes a minefield of literary and historical associations. We will explore this vibrant hub of the ancient Mediterranean world from the perspective of the exile, the immigrant, the powerful, and the powerless. Drawing on contemporary theory, we will examine how texts and sites perpetuate collective memory and discuss the role of 'place' in the formation of cultural identity. Through our secondary reading, we will also consider how later authors and artists responded to the symbolic strata of ancient Rome.
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 March 2015

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