EXAM: June 24 or 25, 2013
Although this course will necessarily include a brief historical outline, it is less concerned with battles and politics than with the cultural and social life and achievements of Greece and Rome. Among the topics to be considered are: magic, religion and philosophy and their inter-relationships; the aesthetic principles of the art and literature of the Greeks and Romans and their masterpieces of architecture, sculpture and painting, poetry and prose; the structure of society; the position of women; slavery; everyday life; sport; warfare; and medicine.
EXAM: August 19 or 20, 2013
SPORT AND RECREATION IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
A study of the nature of sport and recreation in Greece and Rome. Highlights from ancient Greece will be the Olympic Games, whose importance in society far exceeded the athletic events. In the Roman world the emphasis will be on the spectator sports of gladiatorial contests and chariot racing and their significance in society.