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CLAS 1003 - Private Lives & Public Spectacles in Greece & Rome
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CLAS 1003 - Private Lives & Public Spectacles in Greece & Rome

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 3210
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Bibliographical/Reading assignment (10%), 1,200 word paper (20%), 1,200 word paper (30%), 2 hour exam (40%)
Syllabus:

This course forms the second part of an introduction to the ancient world but it can also be taken on its own without having done the first part. It surveys the different ways in which Greeks and Romans shaped their lives in the private and the public domain, exploring how cultural, philosophical and social views impacted on everyday life. After an introduction on Homer's world and the origin of the Olympics the emphasis is on the rise of public entertainment in fifth century Athens (Greece) and Republican and Imperial Rome. The first half of this course will look into the different arenas of mass entertainment - the sporting competition and the theatrical festival - developed within the city-states of sixth and fifth century Greece and how this affected the concept of citizenship, to be compared with the notions of the ideal citizen of philosophers. The second half of the course will explore both public and private life from the Late Republic into the Roman Empire. Here we examine the different values imposed by the elite upon the concept of dignitas (prestige through public office) in contrast to private otium (luxurious leisure). Other important aspects concern private banquets (social and political networking), and the public spectacle, such as gladiatorial combats and chariot races, which became highly politicised in the Empire and exploited by emperors. This course is not available with exemptions from lecture or tutorial attendance.

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Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3210 Mon 12/03/2012 Sat 31/03/2012 Fri 04/05/2012 Fri 08/06/2012


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
15304 LE01 200 60 28 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 10am - 11am Ligertwood, 333, Law Lecture Theatre 2
2 Mar - 30 Mar Friday 11am - 12pm Ligertwood, 333, Law Lecture Theatre 2
17 Apr - 5 Jun Tuesday 10am - 11am Ligertwood, 333, Law Lecture Theatre 2
20 Apr - 8 Jun Friday 11am - 12pm Ligertwood, 333, Law Lecture Theatre 2
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14808 TU01 18 2 1 Mar - 29 Mar Thursday 3pm - 4pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM213, Engineering Seminar Room 2
19 Apr - 7 Jun Thursday 3pm - 4pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM213, Engineering Seminar Room 2
14809 TU02 18 5 1 Mar - 29 Mar Thursday 4pm - 5pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM213, Engineering Seminar Room 2
19 Apr - 7 Jun Thursday 4pm - 5pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM213, Engineering Seminar Room 2
14810 TU03 18 6 28 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Napier, 144, Tutorial Room
17 Apr - 5 Jun Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Napier, 144, Tutorial Room
14811 TU04 18 6 28 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 144, Tutorial Room
17 Apr - 5 Jun Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 144, Tutorial Room
14812 TU05 18 6 28 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 723, Seminar Room
17 Apr - 5 Jun Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 723, Seminar Room
14813 TU06 18 4 28 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 2pm - 3pm 233 North Tce, 212, Tutorial Room
17 Apr - 5 Jun Tuesday 2pm - 3pm 233 North Tce, 212, Tutorial Room
14814 TU09 18 3 2 Mar - 30 Mar Friday 9am - 10am Napier, LG19, Tutorial Room 2
20 Apr - 8 Jun Friday 9am - 10am Napier, LG19, Tutorial Room 2
14815 TU10 18 7 29 Feb - 28 Mar Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Napier, LG21, Tutorial Room 1
18 Apr - 6 Jun Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Napier, LG21, Tutorial Room 1
14816 TU12 18 1 1 Mar - 29 Mar Thursday 12pm - 1pm Napier, LG15, Tutorial Room 4
19 Apr - 7 Jun Thursday 12pm - 1pm Napier, LG15, Tutorial Room 4
20014 TU13 18 7 28 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 140, Tutorial Room
17 Apr - 5 Jun Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 140, Tutorial Room
20044 TU08 18 11 29 Feb - 28 Mar Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Barr Smith South, 512, Tutorial Room 3
18 Apr - 6 Jun Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Barr Smith South, 512, Tutorial Room 3