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WOMEN IN GREECE AND ROME (4 cr.)
This course examines the evidence we have regarding the lives and societal position of women in the ancient world from the Homeric epics through the Roman empire. You will read a variety of texts, including law cases, short stories, and manuals on estate management, as well as four Athenian plays. The course also deals with the visual arts and archeological evidence from the time period in order to convey as complete as possible a picture of women’s lives during these times. During the semester, you will write a substantial research paper on the topic of your choice and deliver a 40-50 minute class presentation on that topic. Also offered as CLAS and WOST.