Romans and Barbarians

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Romans and Barbarians

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Art History, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Assessment: essay (2500 words) [50%], oral exam (15 min.) [50%]
    The relationship with the ?Other?, the barbarian, the foreigner, was constitutive for the identity of the Romans. Ethnographical literature had already a significant Greek tradition when it was adopted by Roman writers. Reading the texts about the ?Others?, be they enemies, distant and curious peoples or direct neighbours can tell us a lot not only about these peoples on the fringes of the Roman world but even more about perceptions and self-definitions of the Romans. Barbarians were also an important theme in Roman art fulfilling significant functions in public and private displays.

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