Explores Greek and Roman conceptions of gender and sexuality in the most popular and least prestigious of ancient literary forms, prose fiction. Central to most of these novels is an erotic relationship tested by a series of remarkable adventures which in most cases ends in the triumph of love and marriage. Particular attention will be paid to Achilles Tatius,
Leucippe and Clitophon; Heliodorus,
An Ethiopian Romance; Longus,
Daphnis and Chloe; Petronius,
Satyricon and Apuleius'
ASSESSMENT: 3000 words of written work (50%); tutorial participation and attendance (10%); 2-hr exam (40%).
TEACHING PATTERN: 2 x 1-hr lectures weekly, 8 tutorials
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Resource supported teaching & learning - H Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
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