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|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||History and Classics|
|Coordinator||Doctor Jonathan Wallis|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Produce valid interpretations of the content of a range of historical, literary, and cultural material for the study of the Neronian principate.
- Analyse and critique literary themes and cultural issues relevant to the Neronian period.
- Demonstrate awareness of the cultural contexts for sources of evidence for the Neronian period.
- Express analysis of materials under examination in this unit effectively in writing.
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- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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Prerequisites25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
Fully online: Weekly recorded introductory lectures (approx. 30 minutes), and additional resources in mixed formats (eg. videos detailing major points of each topic to support other readings, audio recordings, guided selection of ancient and modern texts)
|Assessment||Take-home exam (40%)|Essay or unessay (35%)|Two primary text analyses (15%)|Reflections quiz (10%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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