Course Description:
Everyday Life in Ancient Rome
focuses on various aspects of daily life in the ancient Roman empire and a comparative examination of human activities in the ancient and modern worlds. The course surveys topics like urban vs. rural life, travel, economy and trade, writing, education, slavery, etc. Many types of evidence will be discussed, including readings in translation from several ancient Latin texts, painting, sculpture, and archaeological remains.


This syllabus is subject to revision by the instructor, provided that written or verbal notice is given in class.

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