Constructing Gender and Imperialism in Rome

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Constructing Gender and Imperialism in Rome


Imperial power in the Roman Empire, and after, was rooted in patriarchy and worked by defining and perpetuating acceptable identities for men and women. With an emphasis on the treatment of women and the operation of power, we study how gender was imagined and constructed in readings such as Vergil’s Aeneid, Livy’s Histories, the so-called Laudatio Turiae, Roman love poetry, the Passion of Perpetua and Felicity, and the Anthologia Latina. Prerequisite: Students should have a working knowledge of Latin and should select either the intermediate 201 or advanced 301, depending on their skills.

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No writing credit

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