Dangerous Books of Greece and Rome

Dangerous Books of Greece and Rome

Online
Course Number
CLST 1600 910
Course Code
CLST1600910
Course Key
81719
Day(s)
Tuesday
Thursday
Time
5:15pm-7:15pm
5:15pm-7:15pm
Instructor
DYSON, EMMA
Primary Program
Course Description
All books, even those regarded by some as "classics", are potentially dangerous. This course will survey a selection of ancient books that got their authors in trouble, were censored, inspired rebellion, or enabled social (and antisocial) movements, down to the present moment. Most of the books read will come from ancient Greece or Rome, but some will come from other ancient cultures, such as Egypt, the Near East, and China. Issues involved will include atheism, race and ethnicity, sex and gender, nationalism, magic, and mysticism. The course will make use of brief lectures and presentations but leave as much time as possible for seminar-style discussion.
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