HIS 350L • Cognitive Hist of ANC World-W
This course will examine aspects of the organization of thought in the ancient (primarily Roman world). Questions will range from the general (what is the relationship between cognitive history and cognitive science?) to the specific (how did Roman find their gym lockers?). This course will operate as a seminar; each week will focus on discussion of substantial readings on a particular topic. The three general areas of focus will be: Memory and Writing, Space and Time, and the Emotions. Within each area we will examine both theoretical and substantive questions.
H. Alverson, Semantics and Experience R. Kaster, Emotion, Restraint, and Community in Ancient Rome J. Goody, The domestication of the savage mind