The Romans

CLST 202

Introduction to the ancient Romans and their culture from an interdisciplinary perspective, including art, literature, politics, philosophy, and religion. Students investigate Roman expressions of cultural identity, ideology, and dissent through close study of primary sources that bear witness to the profound cultural changes from Rome's foundation through its empire. These sources include literature (plays, poems, speeches, and historical narratives), documentary sources (letters, inscriptions, laws, graffiti), and material culture (architecture, coins, everyday objects, works of art). No prerequisites.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • CZ
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring