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Fall 2010-2011
* CLA 326 / HIS 326 (HA)   No Pass/D/Fail

Topics in Ancient History - Religion in Roman Society

Harriet I. Flower

This course will introduce students to a wide variety of different religious experiences in Rome during republican times and under Augustus. Topics will include civic cult, domestic religion within the household and local neighborhood, and the introduction of foreign cults into the city of Rome. We will be using a range of ancient sources such as literary texts, inscriptions, archaeological data, artistic representations, coins, and the topography of sacred spaces inside and outside the city.

Sample reading list:
John Scheid, An Introduction to Roman Religion
Jörg Rüpke, Religion of the Romans
Celia Schultz, Women's Religious Activity in the Roman Republic

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading assignments include ancient texts in translation, modern discussions and chapters providing historical contexts for special topics.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Term Paper(s) - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 35%

Other information:
This course is open to Freshmen only with permission of instructor.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
24141 C01 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm M W   Scheide Caldwell House   209   Enrolled:8 Limit:15