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CLAS 217 - The Age of Nero

FC ARHU
4 credits
This course uses the controversial emperor Nero to investigate how history is written and reputations are cemented. Our investigation will incorporate ancient authors (including Petronius, Seneca, Lucan, and Tacitus) in translation, modern scholarship, and evidence from architecture, art, and archaeology. Topics include decadence and style in literature, art, and politics; women and youth in power; senatorial resistance to the emperor; and Nero’s reputation from Revelation to Looney Tunes.



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