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.
|Unit name||Nero and Neronian Literature|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||History and Classics|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any Faculty
- Recorded, introductory lecture (approx. 30 minutes)
- Weekly reading reflections, 50-100 words (10%)
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