Fall 2022

Roman Civilization

Listed in: Classics, as CLAS-124


Niek Janssen (Section 01)


A study of Roman civilization from its origins to the Empire, with emphasis on major Roman writers. The material will be interpreted in the light of Roman influence upon later Western civilization. The reading will be almost entirely from Latin literature, but no knowledge of the ancient language is required. The course also prominently addresses race and ethnicity in the ancient world and its reception in the post-classical era. Three class hours per week.

Limited to 50 students. Fall semester. Professor Janssen.

How to handle overenrollment: Preference given to Classics majors.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Emphasis on reading

CLAS 124 - LEC

Section 01
M 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM CONV 207
W 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM CONV 207
F 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM CONV 207

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
The Aeneid U. Chicago Press Virgil; Bartsch, trans. Amherst Books TBD
Metamorphoses Hackett Ovid; Lombardo, trans. Amherst Books TBD
Sixteen Satires Penguin Juvenal; Green, trans. Amherst Books TBD
Satyricon Hackett Petronius; Ruden, trans. Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


Other years: Offered in Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2024