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|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||History and Classics|
Dr. Jonathan Wallis
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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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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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any Faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
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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