Jul 28, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17 [Archived Catalog]

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CLAS 2540 - Rome Under the Caesars


Looks at life and thought in ancient Rome from Augustus through Marcus Aurelius (27 B.C.- A.D.180) based on archaeological, historical, and literary sources. Examines across cultural boundaries the issue of what it means to be human. Focuses primarily on the inhabitants of Rome, how they lived and what they thought about fundamental issues such as: How should the demands of the common good be balanced with individual needs and desires? What is the role of religion in society? of education? of art? How does one deal with death? What ultimately make life worth living for an individual in Roman society? Issues then compared with our own attitudes in modern America. Studies the use of political propaganda in society, the rituals of daily life in ancient Rome, and the art and architecture that made up the environment in which these people lived.

Credit Hours: 3.0
General Education Code: 2HL
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I



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