Ciceronian Rome: Culture and Ideology

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ciceronian Rome: Culture and Ideology

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Classics, Philosophy, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    By the middle of the first century BC, Rome was the centre of a large and powerful empire, a cosmopolitan city of immense sophistication. It was also a society in political and intellectual crisis. This module will use the varied and wide-ranging writings of Cicero as a basis for the exploration of different aspects of Roman thought, culture and society at this time. We will discuss such topics as love and sexuality, attitudes towards death and the afterlife, politics and political ambition, war and empire, literature and the arts; Cicero?s conservative views will also be contrasted with those of other contemporary writers such as Lucretius and Catullus.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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