CLAS105-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Roman Mythologies

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

An introduction to Roman myths and the mythology of "Empire" and the way these are disseminated (or subverted) in literature and art. Topics include legendary figures (eg Aeneas and Romulus) as well as historical figures of legendary status (eg Spartacus, Cleopatra and Nero).

This course focuses on the generation of myths among the ancient Romans and how they were constructed and represented in their literature, architecture, rituals and art. Themes include: the role of myth in the formation of Roman identity and culture; the use of mythical heroes and heroic women as examples of social values and models; the connection between mythical enemies and historical figures. In order to solidify our analyses of ancient materials, we will also consider Maori concepts and myths for comparative purposes and the contribution of the Hollywood movie industry to the continuation and recreation of Roman myths in modern times.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Restrictions

CLAS102, CLAS103

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 E5 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 A4 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 A3 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 445 23 Jul - 29 Jul
6 Aug - 12 Aug
20 Aug - 26 Aug
17 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 7 Oct
02 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 244 23 Jul - 29 Jul
6 Aug - 12 Aug
20 Aug - 26 Aug
17 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 7 Oct
03 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 441 23 Jul - 29 Jul
6 Aug - 12 Aug
20 Aug - 26 Aug
17 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 7 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Alison B Griffith

Lecturer

Enrica Sciarrino

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignments 40% Two short assignments on primary sources worth 20% each.
Quiz 25% Five tutorial quizzes worth 5% each, via Learn.
Final examination 35% Final exam.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $746.00

International fee $3,038.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

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