CLAS219-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Sport and Leisure in the Ancient World

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

Description

A study of the impact of sport and leisure on various aspects of ancient life and their modern reconstructions. Note: course requirements in this combined 200 and 300-level course will be appropriate to the level at which the student is enrolled.

Sport and leisure practices were important for the ancient Greeks and Romans as they are today and comprise one of the greatest legacies of the ancient world on the modern, not least the idea of the Olympic Games. This course considers ancient forms of athletic contest and competition as well as other practices including Greek games held during the Olympic and other festivals and the production of literature; the symposium and the convivium; chariot-racing and circus contests in Rome; and Roman blood-sport (animal fights, gladiatorial contests and punishments of criminals in spectacles).

We will examine both the archaeological and literary evidence for such events; we also look at the idea of athletes in myth, art and literature, as well as the impact that these competitions have had on our modern perceptions of sport, leisure and athletic contest.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

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

Pre-requisites

Either 15 points of CLAS at 100-level with a B pass; or 30 points of CLAS at 100-level; or any 45 points from the Arts Schedule. RP: Any 100-level course in CLAS.

Restrictions

Recommended Preparation

Any 100-level course in CLAS.

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 465 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 E16 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 A5 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 252 Lecture Theatre 23 Jul - 29 Jul
6 Aug - 12 Aug
20 Aug - 26 Aug
17 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 7 Oct
15 Oct - 21 Oct
02 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Okeover 106 (Okeover Room) 23 Jul - 29 Jul
6 Aug - 12 Aug
20 Aug - 26 Aug
17 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 7 Oct
15 Oct - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Patrick O'Sullivan

Lecturer

Enrica Sciarrino

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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