This unit explores the roles of spectacles and the spectacular in ancient Roman society through the study of literary, epigraphic, archaeological, and other heritage sources. Lecture and discussion topics include gladiatorial games, chariot races, animal hunts, military triumphs, theatrical shows, funerals, and executions. We will consider what spectacles meant to the ancient Romans, and what they still mean to us today.
|Unit name||Spectacle and Society in Ancient Rome|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||History and Classics|
Dr Jayne Knight
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
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|25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any Faculty|
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Weekly introductory lecture (recorded, approx. 30 minutes)Weekly 2-hour mixed format seminar (consisting of 2 x 30-minute lectures, with a 30-minute group discussion following each)
Weekly Introductory Lecture (recorded, approx. 30 minutes)
Weekly online quiz @ 50-100 words (10%)
3 primary text analyses, 300 words each (15%)
Major essay from provided topics, 1,750 words (35%)
Take-home exam, 2000 words (40%)
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