Love and Comedy in the Roman Republic

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Love and Comedy in the Roman Republic

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Classics, European Studies, History, Literature, Poetry, Theater

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    This module examines the society of the Roman Republic through the literature of the period, from the early Roman theatre of the third century BC to the poetry and prose of the late Republic. Among the literature studied will be two comedies of the early playwright Plautus, the erotic poetry of Catullus, written about his mistress Lesbia, and a speech of Cicero defending his young friend Marcus Caelius on a charge of murder, in which the case is presented as a Roman comedy.

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