Course description

Ancient Rome was a village the size of Ithaca that grew into a world empire. In this course students will be introduced to some of its literature, art, and famous personalities in the classical period (2nd c. BCE – 2nd c. CE) and will read some of the greatest masterpieces of Latin literature. Special attention will be given to the late republic, Augustan, and Hadrianic periods, to Roman ethics, and to the rise of Christianity. No prior knowledge of the ancient world is necessary. All readings are in English.

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Summer 2022: Ithaca campus

Michael Fontaine
Michael Fontaine
Professor, Cornell's Department of Classics and associate vice provost of undergraduate education
Section ID:CLASS 1615 001-LEC
Session:Summer 3-week 3
Class dates:July 11-29, 2022
Final exam/project due:Friday July 29, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM / Goldwin Smith Hall 236 (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM / Goldwin Smith Hall 236
M-F 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM / Goldwin Smith Hall 236
Mode of instruction:In person
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Fontaine, M. (mf268)
Max. enroll:21
Related:Cross-listed with SHUM 1615 001-LEC
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.