CLAS/HIST240 Ancient Societies: Everyday Life

Monmouth College
, Monmouth, Illinois

Instructor: Thomas J. Sienkewicz (, Monmouth, Illinois





Course Documents:  The Course Syllabus 2009  / Course Syllabus 2014 /  Course Description / Required Texts / Instructor / Class Format / Goals and Requirements / Schedule of Readings and Assignments / Writing Guidelines  /  Grading Scale / List of Important Places / Sample Map Quiz /  Course Handouts and Weblinks / Class Photo / Powerpoints / Important Terms

Chronology /  Metropolitan Museum Timeline / Timeline of Roman History / Greek Pantheon / The Major Gods /

The Private Life of the Romans by Harold Whetstone Johnston

Interactive Ancient Mediterranean.
Interactive Ancient Mediterranean: Map of Mediterranean

Joe, Jimmy. Timeless Myths Geographia. Aegean Map:
Mohr, James, et al. The Mapping History Project:
Suzanne, Bernard. Index of Maps of the Ancient Greek World:
Maps of the Roman Empire:

Index Greek Life / The Romans / Classics Page / Roman Social History / Germania

Major Classical Authors / Aristophanes / Structure of a Greek theatre / Greek theatre / Martial

Women: Diotima: Women and Gender in the Ancient World  /  Sappho 16 / Sappho's Prayer to Aphrodite / Images: Sappho reading / Sappho and Alcaeus / Sappho Page / The Divine Sappho / Sappho  / Archaic Greek Grave Markers / Greek Family: Religious Duties and Cults / Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi / Public Lives of Greek Women: Study Questions / Roman Marriage Laws


House of the Faun

Roman Clothing / Roman Society / Hypocausts: Heating Homes In Ancient Rome

Sports: The Colosseum / Circus Maximus / The Gladiator Site

Slavery: J. Madden: "Slavery in the Roman Empire: Numbers and Origins"  / Seneca on Slavery (Epistle 47)
Spartacus: Historical Background / Spartacus Behind the Myth

Prof. Sienkewicz' Writing Guidelines

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