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Skidmore College
First-Year Experience

Scribner Seminar Program
Course Description

Classics on Film

Instructor(s): Dan Curley, Classics

Gladiator.  Troy.  300.  HBO's Rome.  These are only the most recent examples of the Greco-Roman world on film.  The relationship between the film industry and antiquity — sometimes vexing, sometimes exhilarating, always fascinating — is the subject of this course.  Students will explore the cinematic classics of the Classics, not only comparing the original materials with their motion picture counterparts, but also developing their own sense of film literacy.  Are we not entertained?

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