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Nero and Neronian Literature HTC337

Hobart

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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 HTC337
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Coordinator

Dr. Jonathan Wallis

Teaching staff

Dr. Jonathan Wallis, Dr. Graeme Miles

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Produce valid interpretations of the content of a range of historical, literary, and cultural material for the study of the Neronian principate.
  2. Analyse and critique literary themes and cultural issues relevant to the Neronian period.
  3. Demonstrate awareness of the cultural contexts for sources of evidence for the Neronian period.
  4. Express analysis of materials under examination in this unit effectively in writing.

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091523 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $1,729.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any Faculty

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

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

Task 1: Weekly reading reflections, 50-100 words (10%)

Task 2: Primary text analyses x 3, 300 words each (15%)

Task 3: Major essay, 2250 words (35%)

Task 4: Take-home exam (40%)

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