Winter 2020 CLST1.01/COCO 27

From Jupiter to Jesus
Ulrich/Bradley @ 10 hour
No Prerequisites!

In Winter 2020, we consider the ways that Rome and its citizens were transformed during the 2nd–6th centuries by an array of forces that seems strikingly familiar today: social stratification, the centralization of power, codified military and legal systems, shifting definitions of personal identity, and the conflict between traditional public obligations and private spiritual aspirations. Students learn to see and read this cultural inheritance through monuments, art, and literature. Works to be studied include the Res Gestae of Augustus Caesar, the Altar of Augustan Peace, the Golden Ass of Apuleius, the Column of Marcus Aurelius and his Meditations, the Passion of Perpetua and Felicity, the original St. Peter’s Basilica, and Augustine’s Confessions.