Thursday, November 6, 2014

Spend Spring 2015 at the University of Utah with the Romans - CL CV 1570

Course Description

In this course we will explore Roman culture from its legendary beginnings in the seven hills of Rome, through its expansion across the Mediterranean and Europe, to the rise the Roman Empire. Roman cultural studies rely on a multidisciplinary approach, including the fields of archaeology, philology and history. As students, you will acquire and develop the basic tools used to interpret the preserved textual and artifactual evidence of the Roman civilization.  We will discuss many aspects of Roman society, including politics and the military, religion and mythology, production and trade, sport and leisure, & art and literature, as we examine the daily life of ancient Romans.


Send me an e-mail at alexis DOT christensen AT utah DOT edu.


Daily Life in the Roman City, by G.S. Aldrete. University of Oklahoma Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0806140278
Roman Social History, by T.G. Parkin & A.J. Pomeroy. Routledge, 2007. ISBN 978-0415426756
Satyricon, by Petronius; translated S. Ruden. Hackett Publishing Co., 2000. ISBN 978-0872205109
Aeneid, by Virgil; translated by S. Lombardo. Hackett Publishing Co., 2005. ISBN 978-0872207318

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Key to Flyer

These graffiti & public notices from Pompeii date to the mid-first century A.D., with the exception of #6. It features in Monty Python’s 1978 comedy, The Life of Brian. 

Location of These Graffiti & Public Notices in Pompeii 

Adapted from P. Foss & J. Dobbins' World of Pompeii, 2007.

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