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Nero and Neronian Literature HTC237

Introduction

Nero: misunderstood emperor, malevolent tyrant, or a monster of the middle order? This unit explores the enigmatic and transgressive literature produced during the reign of Nero (AD 54-68): the writings of the philosopher and tragic poet Seneca, the anarchic Satyricon of Petronius, and the brooding Civil War of Lucan. It also examines the representations of Nero himself in the biography of Suetonius and the history of Tacitus.

Summary

Unit name Nero and Neronian Literature
Unit code HTC237
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Teaching staff

Dr Jonathan Wallis, Dr Graeme Miles

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 091523

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any Faculty

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

- Recorded, introductory lecture (approx. 30 minutes)
- Weekly online reflection on reading
- 1 x 2hr mixed format seminar: consisting of 2 x half hour lectures, with a half hour group discussion following each

Assessment

- Weekly reading reflections, 50-100 words (10%)
- 3 primary text analyses, 300 words each (15%)
- Major essay, 1,750 words (35%)
- 2 hour exam (40%)

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