Focuses primarily on the ancient sources for the Roman world of the first centuries BCE and CE and the 20th century films which recreate that world. Particular attention will be paid major historical events, movements and personalities (e.g. the slave revolt of Spartacus, the establishment of the principate, the rise of Christianity, queen Cleopatra of Egypt). We will investigate the ways in which Rome is used in film to illuminate modern concerns such as race relations, gender, religion and political power.
ASSESSMENT: 3000 words of written work (50%); tutorial participation and attendance (10%); 2-hr exam (40%)
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