HI 325: Love and War in Ancient Greece and Rome

Class Program
Credits 4.0
The Greeks and Romans created models of politics, culture, and life that still influence societies. This course focuses on reading primary sources by Greek and Roman authors to understand their views of war and death, love and sex, men and women, and power and corruption. Among the readings are classics that have endured for more than 2,000 years, which range from the tragedy of Achilles facing death in Homer's Iliad, to the comedy of Greek women stopping a war with a sex strike in Aristophanes' Lysistrata, and to the epic of the founding of Rome and its human cost in Virgil's Aeneid.