|Time||Days||Location||Instructor||GER||Credit||OPUS Class Number||Syllabus (Tentative)|
White Hall 102
|Slater, Niall. Mundy, Joanna. Varner, Eric R..||HAP.||4||1772||TBA.|
As an interdisciplinary investigation of the literary, philosophical, and artistic culture associated with the court of Nero, this course will focus on the ideology and aesthetics of a wide range of media and genres, both visual and literary. In general, we will examine Neronian culture as a paradigmatic episode in the imperial transformation of Republican and Hellenistic culture.
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- 2008. Lucan, The Civil War, trans. S. Braund (Oxford).
- 2000. Petronius, Satyricon (Hackett ).
- 1966. Seneca, Four Tragedies and Octavia (Penguin).
- 2008. Tacitus, The Annals: The Reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero (Oxford).
- 2003. Nero . electronic Reserves Direct, as noted (Seneca, Apocolocyntosis, Calpurnius Siculus, Suetonius, Lives of Claudius and Nero, Vitruvius, etc.)
|Assignment/Exam||Details||% of Total Grade|
|class discussion, a short paper, midterm and final examinations|
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