Magna Graecia

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Magna Graecia

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Classics, European Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    A Classics or Classical Studies or Ancient History course and junior or senior standing

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    Magna Graecia is the collective name for the Greek cities of Southern Italy. The course focuses on the history of the Mediterranean as seen from a variety of perspectives, including Phoenician, Greek and Roman. Students will be introduced to the methodology of ancient history and the critical analysis of a wide variety of historical and literary source material, including inscriptions and coins as well as the interpretation of classical texts. Archeological evidence, including art and architecture will also be examined. Attention will also be given to the organization of the urban space in relation to politics, religion and social life. Field trips to historical sites and museums in and around Eastern Sicily will be used to reanimate the ancient sources.

Course Disclaimer

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Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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