Summer Courses

Summer 2024

CS1000-650: Ancient Greece and Rome (Asynchronous Online)

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.
Antirequisite: The former CS 047
3 lecture hours; 1.0 course
Course outline for CS1000

CS2300-650: Sport and Recreation in the Ancient World (Asynchronous Online) 

This course will examine the various sports, and recreational and leisure activities available to people in the ancient world (principally Greece and Rome) using literary and artistic sources. Topics to be examined include ancient Greek athletics and the Olympic Games; the Panathenaia; erotics and athletics; ball games; the symposium, prostitution; Roman gladiatorial combat and other amphitheatrical events; chariot racing; eating and drinking; baths and bathing; gambling; and taverns and bars.
2 lecture hours; 1.0 course

Course outline for CS2300