CL200: THE CLASSICAL WORLD


APRIL-MAY
2 ROMAN HISTORY: The Fall of the Empire, the Rise of Christianity
Arnush
READ: Selections from Lewis and Reinhold's Roman Civilization: Volume II, The Empire (NY, 1990), which we will discuss in groups first and then together:
  • Group I: The Struggle to Maintain Control

  • Christina, Dom, Kat, Andrew, Gillian, Alex, Sandi, Kimberley
  • Group II: Emperor Worship and the Imperial Policy towards Christianity

  • Doug, Susie, Brian, Erica, Matthew, Caroline M., Kristina, Jane
  • Group III: The Triumph of Christianity and the end of Pagan Rome

  • Mark, Margo, Alison, Ethan, Roz, Elizabeth, Teresa, Caroline T., Tim
5 CICERO:  The Historical Marcus Tullius Cicero
Arnush
READ: Cicero's curriculum vitae or resume, and come to class prepared either to interrogate or portray Cicero
(ADDED 6/99: S. Treggiari's Presidential Address (1997) on Cicero and his family)
Thanks to Prof. Lisa George, Arizona State University, and Tim Ball '01 for their wonderful contributions to Cicero's c.v.
7 CICERO: ORATIONS
Curley
READ: Selections from Cicero, Selected Works: Against Verres (pp. 35-57), part of the Second Philippic (pp. 101-112), the First Catilinarian (handout)
CHATROOM QUESTION FOR TODAY: If Cicero were an American politician of the 20th century, who would he be? Defend your choice.
9 CICERO: LETTERS AND PHILOSOPHICAL WRITINGS
Curley
READ: Selections from Cicero, Selected Works: Correspondence (all) and On Old Age.
11 ROAD TRIP!
TREASURE HUNT II
12 VERGIL'S AENEID
Wiesmann
READ: Vergil, Aeneid 1-4
14 VERGIL'S AENEID
Wiesmann
READ: Vergil, Aeneid 5-8
SEE THE CHATROOM FOR THE QUESTIONS FOR TODAY'S CLASS
16 VERGIL'S AENEID
Wiesmann
READ: Vergil, Aeneid 9-12
SEE THE CHATROOM FOR THE QUESTIONS FOR TODAY'S CLASS
RESEARCH PAPER THESIS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY DUE IN THE CHATROOM BY SUNDAY, APRIL 18TH, 7PM
19 LATIN LITERATURE: Discussion
Arnush, Curley, Wiesmann
21 ROMAN CIVILIZATION: DISCUSSION
Arnush, Curley, Mechem
23 RESEARCH PAPER: THESIS, BIBLIOGRAPHY, METHODOLOGY
Arnush
26 MEDIEVAL/RENAISSANCE PANEL: Spain and France
Mudrovic, Wiesmann
TREASURE HUNT I DUE
28 MEDIEVAL/RENAISSANCE PANEL: Italy and England
Faustini, Greenspan
30 MEDIEVAL/RENAISSANCE PANEL: Europe
Mudrovic, Faustini, Greenspan, Wiesmann
3 CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION: CONCLUSIONS
Arnush
RESEARCH PAPER DUE
READING SCHEDULE
JAN. FEB. MAR. APR.-MAY
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