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Classical Studies

CLAS 250 (TH; W; 4th Sem Lang Req) Greeks, Romans and Barbarians (1)

Herodotus, Caesar, and Tacitus will be consulted, along with comedy, tragedy, fragments of ethnographers and passages from other primary sources to see how perceptions of barbarians changed over time, affected by the ways that Greek and Roman interaction with them changed. In order to better understand how recent history shapes our interpretation of ancient culture, we will study post-colonialist, Afro-centric, and "anti-anti-Semitic" approaches to the Greco-Roman image of Egyptians, Persians, Indians, Scythians, Libyans, Ethiopians, Phrygians, Lydians, Gauls, Britons, and Germans. Credit may only be earned in one of the following: GREEK 350, LATIN 350 or CLAS 250.

Mode of Inquiry: Thinking Historically; Writing Centered

Prerequisite: No seniors.

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Fourth Semester Language Requirement

  • Offering: Triennially in spring
  • Instructor: Bachvarova