Life and Leisure in Ancient Rome
The American University of Rome
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis introductory Classics\History course presents a survey of the social and cultural history of Ancient Rome. The course seeks to answer such questions as how the Romans organized their day, what they ate and wore, what was the nature of family life, education, religion and entertainment. Students will be introduced to the methodology of ancient history and the critical analysis of a wide variety of historical source materials, including inscriptions and coins, as well as the interpretation of classical texts. Archaeological evidence, including art and architecture, will also be examined. Field trips to historical sites and museums in Rome and at Ostia Antica will be used to reanimate ancient Roman history.
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