2023-2024 Catalog

CLSS 230 Insiders and Outsiders in Ancient Rome

An investigation of how residents of ancient Rome from diverse origins and different social statuses would have portrayed life in that great, sprawling city: what was most distinctive about how their society was organized, how did people of different statuses and backgrounds inter-relate, and how did public and private civic institutions shape their experiences? An interdisciplinary approach to reconstructing ancient attitudes, critiques, and justifications regarding the many ways of experiencing Roman identity. [GM1, GM2, H]