CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION 302 (33275)
http://www.utexas.edu/courses/rome

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INTRODUCTION TO THE ANCIENT WORLD: ROME

Spring 2011
TTH 12:30-2
WEL 1.316

Instructor: Karl Galinsky
Office Hrs.: TTh 2-3 and 4:45-5:15 in WAG 215
galinsky@mail.utexas.edu

TAs:

Joelle Lardi                                                
Office Hrs.: M 1-3, T 10:30-11:30 in WAG 11     
     
lardijl@mail.utexas.edu                  
                

Andrew Zawislanski
Office Hrs.: M 2:30-4:30, W 12-1 in WAG 121
apz@mail.utexas.edu

James Inman
Office Hrs.:
T 10 - 10:30 and 11:30-12, Th 10:30-12 in WAG 13
alan.inman@gmail.com

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Antony Kamm, The Romans (Routledge pb), 2nd ed. 2008;.
Vergil, The Aeneid, transl. by Robert Fitzgerald (Vintage pb)
Suetonius, The Twelve Caesars (Penguin PB)
Gore Vidal, Julian (Vintage PB)

COURSE PACKET FOR CC 302, available at Abel's, 715-D W. 23rd Street (TriTowers Garage Bldg., 472-5353).
Contains selections from Plutarch, Livy, Terence, the New Testament, Shakespeare, and others.

 

LECTURES AND READINGS:

Please do the weekly readings by the BEGINNING of each week!

WEEK 1


Jan. 18:

1. Intro: how and what we know about the Romans


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Jan. 20 :



2. The Etruscans (and Rome)
Reading:
Kamm 1-11; Plutarch, Romulus (in Course Packet)

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WEEK 2

Jan. 25:


3. Early Rome: myth, history, and archaeology; the nature of myths
Please bring Course Packet to class

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Jan. 27:



4. Roman myths and the Roman national character

Please bring Course Packet to class
Reading: Kamm 12-28, 172-180; Plutarch, Cato (in CP); Selections from Livy (in CP)

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WEEK 3


Feb. 1:

5. Rome, Italy and Carthage
INFO ABOUT THE FIRST QUIZ; click here

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Feb. 3:


6. Roman religion, old and new
Reading
: Kamm 74-100, 148-154

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WEEK 4

Feb. 8:

7. QUIZ #1 (please bring #2 pencils); Key to Quiz #1
The mix of Greek and Roman: the Roman theater

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Feb. 10:


8. The Roman constitution
Please bring Course Packet to class

Reading:
Terence, Brothers (in CP); "Political Campaigning" (in CP)


WEEK 5


Feb. 15:

REVIEW SESSION
Roman origins of Valentine's Day (click)




Feb. 17:

EXAM 1
.
Please bring a #2 pencil and bluebook for the exam.
Key to MC part of Exam #1


WEEK 6

Feb. 22:

9. Bye-bye Republic: From the Gracchi to Caesar



Feb. 24:




10. Julius Caesar - the man and the legend
(:TESTS WILL BE RETURNED TODAY:)
Who graded my exam/who moved my cheese?
Haga clic aqui.
Reading: Kamm 28-46; Suetonius, Julius Caesar; Shakespeare,
Julius Caesar
(in CP)


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WEEK 7

March 1:


11. Caesar cont'd.
Please bring SUETONIUS AND Course Packet to class .

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March 3:

12. Caesar's heir; Augustan architecture.
Reading
: Kamm 46-49; Suetonius, Augustus

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WEEK 8

March 8:

13. Augustus and his times

Please bring Aeneid Texts to class



Summary of Aeneid

March 10:




14. Vergil's Aeneid.
Please bring Aeneid Texts to class
Reading: Vergil's Aeneid, all except for Books 3 and 5, but read pp. 76-83 (part of Book 3); Kamm 135-147

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WEEK 9

March 22:


15. Aeneid cont'd.

Please bring Aeneid Texts to class


March 24:



16. QUIZ #2;
 Roman women

Reading: Kamm 49-73, 101-134; "Roman Wives" (in CP)
KEY TO QUIZ #2

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WEEK 10

   

March 29:



Lecture 16a: Tiberius to Nero
REVIEW SESSION; bring Suetonius texts to class

Reading
: Suetonius, Nero

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Powerpoint

March 31:

EXAM 2
Key to MC


WEEK 11

April 5:


17. Emperors good and bad; early Christianity in its Roman context

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April 7:




18. Christianity and the Greco-Roman tradition
.
Please bring Course Packet to class
Reading: Kamm 181-190; Selections from New Testament (in CP); "Religion and Society in the Roman World" (in CP)

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WEEK 12

April 12:



19. Rome as a multi-cultural world.
Please bring Course Packet to class.
(:TESTS WILL BE RETURNED TODAY :) PLEASE PICK THEM UP HERE AND NOW.
Who graded Exam #2?

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April 14:




20: Mithras and Isis; from Principate to Dominate.
Reading
: Juvenal, Satire 3 (in CP); "The Seduction of Paulina" (on web); "Tolerance in Rome's High Empire"(in CP);
Vidal, Julian 1-125; Kamm 190-200

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WEEK 13


April 19:


21. On to Constantine and Julian


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April 21:



22.Julian and his times
HAPPY MMDCCLXIVth BIRTHDAY, ROMA!

We'll have a birthday cake and party on the WEL patio by Inner Campus Drive from 12:30 - 12:50
Reading: Vidal, Julian 158-170 , 304-399

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WEEK 14

April 26:


23. Developments in the late Roman empire


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April 28:



24. Decline and fall; gladiators and circuses

Reading: Vidal, Julian 399 to end; re-read Kamm 130-133; "Circus and Arena Events" (in CP)


Finals Week


May 3:

25. Are we Rome?
REVIEW SESSION
; Course evaluation (bring # 2 pencil)


May 5:
EXAM #3.
  Buen Exito!
Key to MC


GRADING AND EXAMS:

2 quizzes, 10% each: 20%
2 exams, 30% each: 60%
1 exam (exam with lowest score): 20%

The quizzes and exams will be on the materials covered since the previous quiz/exam.

Pass/Fail takers: you may miss one quiz, but you have to take all 3 exams. Cutoff is 60.

Format:
Quizzes: 25 multiple choice questions
Exams: 20 multiple choice questions for 40%, essay (choice of one out of two topics) for 60%.
Or: skip the MC and write on BOTH essays, but be sure to allocate your time 50/50.

Plus/minus grading: see http://www.utexas.edu/provost/planning/plus-minus. Here is how it works in this class: 90-92 = A-; 93-96 = A; 97-100 = A+. Same for B - D.

MAKE-UP TESTS: Only in case of a demonstrated medical reason (physician's statement required). If grandfather dies, I'll need to see a copy of the obituary, listing you as one of the bereaved.

POLICY ON ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: I won't tolerate it. It's grossly unfair to the other students and I'll pursue it to the max. Don't mess with me or Texas. See http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sjs/scholdis.php.

INTERACTIVITY: I am readily accessible, but long emails are out, incl. on Facebook :). If you have detailed questions, please see me during office hrs. Same goes for the TAs.

HOW TO STUDY FOR THIS CLASS:

(1) Take good notes. That does not mean a verbatim transcript. In the lectures, I rephrase major points more than once, so you have adequate time to write them down. Also, I stop at various points during the lecture to take questions, so feel free to ask. As for general study techniques-taking notes, summarizing readings, etc.: the Learning Skills Center in Jester has an array of workshops and pamphlets, and they are free. Highly recommended, as is the Writing Center in FAC. In addition, I'm available in person during office hours, and by e-mail (short inquiries only; no recaps of entire lectures, etc.). So are the TAs; between the 3 of us, we'll have office hrs. every day of the week. (2) Do the readings BEFORE the class in which they will be discussed and bring the texts to class. I will always alert you to this in advance. Highlight major points, facts, and examples in your readings. (3) Budget at least one hour a week to go over your lecture notes and your annotated/highlighted readings. Summarize them and organize them. Memorize the major names, dates, facts, issues, and connections. This will make your reviewing for the exams a lot easier-you can't cram in a month's material a day or so before the exam. (4) Form a study group. You still have to do most of the work on your own, but it helps to have the input from more than one person especially in reviewing before a test. (5) Take the first exam seriously - do not try to see whether I mean business. I do. (6) When you see me or the TAs with any concerns about your performance, be sure to bring in your lecture notes, your highlighted/annotated texts, and your summaries (along with your tests). That will enable us to give you concrete and specific advice. (7) From the evening of the day before the lecture, the updated outline will be available from the course web page, listed at the top. I am updating the old outlines one by one, so please look at the date of the outline before you download.

Students with Disabilities:

The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. For more information, go to
http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd/

Religious Holidays:

I follow UT standard procedures: http://www.utexas.edu/provost/policies/religious_holidays/

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Modified 1/13/2011
galinsky@mail.utexas.edu