Spring 2024

Roman Civilization

Listed in: Classics, as CLAS-124


Andreas T. Zanker (Section 01)


An introduction to Roman civilization covering the culture of the Republic with a particular emphasis on the Augustan Age. Historical, biographical, artistic, literary, and philosophical aspects of this period of political and social upheaval will all receive attention. The readings will introduce students to some of the classics of ancient literature in translation. Three class hours per week.

Limited to 50 students. Spring semester. Professor Zanker.

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 WEBS 217
W 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM WEBS 217
F 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM WEBS 217

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
The Aeneid Modern Library Virgil; Bartsch, trans. Amherst Books TBD
Ovid: Metamorphoses Penguin Classics Ovid; McCarter, trans. Amherst Books TBD
The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus University of Michigan Press Zanker, Paul; Shapiro (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