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HISTORY 203: ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN: POWER AND IDENTITY
This course will focus on the institution of slavery in antiquity, beginning in ArchaicGreece and following the practice of enslavement and the lived experience of slavery untilthe 5th-century decline and transformation of the Roman west. Along the way, we willexplore the multitude of slaveries that existed throughout the Mediterranean, looking atthe relationship between slavery and the ancient economy, resistance to and rebellionagainst enslavement, and how the reality of slavery was reconciled with the ideology of theearly Christian faith. Students will gain a more nuanced perspective on ancient slavesystems and how they compare with more recent manifestations of the practice.
HISTORY/CLASSICS 205: SURVEY OF ROMAN HISTORY
Beginning as a tiny city-state on the banks of the Tiber, Rome would developinto a multi-ethnic empire whose power encompassed the Mediterraneanbasin. The Empire ruled by Augustus and his successors was createdduring centuries of Republican expansion in Italy, Spain, Africa, and theHellenized lands of the Eastern Mediterranean. This class will delve into the story of this expansion, a story of power, wealth, and war; of cultureand identity; of cultural change and continuity. Along the way studentswill develop an understanding of the Roman and other worlds that madeup the ancient Mediterranean.
HISTORY/CLASSICS 404B: THE ROMAN EMPIRE Drawing on the history of Rome under the emperors, this course will concentrateon three particular Imperial moments: Augustus’ creation of the Emperor,spectacle and disaster under the Flavians, and the specter of collapse glimpsed byMarcus Aurelius. Special emphasis will be given to concepts of power and howthese are negotiated in politics, society, religion, material culture and gender idealsof the imperial period. Students will make use of a range of primary evidence, bothancient texts and archaeological material, to increase their understanding of theancient Romans and to gain greater familiarity with the techniques of thehistorian in analysis and communication.
HISTORY 495A: STUDIES IN EARLY EUROPE: CLEOPATRA
SEE … The Love Affair That Shook The World! … The Massive Conspiracy To hide The Political Manipulation! … The Art, The Drama, The Films THAT KEPT THE LIE ALIVE!!!
This course focuses on Cleopatra VII 69-30 BCE, the last ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt. Aftersome consideration of the historical backgroundof this Hellenistic kingdom and its ideology of royal power, we will try to locate Cleopatra in her chronological context, both as an active ruler and as an object of fiercely-competitive political and social discourse. We will then turn to post-Roman images in drama, art, and film, to explore how the story ofCleopatra has been crafted and recrafted to represent different "truths" about sex, power, and identity.
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