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Lecture

Jan 11


Department
Classics
Course Code
CLA233H1
Professor
Erik Gunderson

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CLA 233 Jan.11
1.1. Focus on social hierarchy
2.Political structure
3.Why does they have to stay on top and why do they put people down
4.Senate exclusive bodies dont like the idea of new people coming in
5. Most families die off and new people come in and new senate dont want new people in either
6. Objectivity vs. subjectivity
a. Objectivity the outsider looking into Rome what they did and why. Textbook version
but no textbook in the class
i.People read the primary text and wrote about their opinions or their
interpretation of the facts
b.For us to be our own scholars
c. Might come up with objectivity of what the Romans were what we think they were
Subjectivity what does it mean to be Rome, the Roman stories of Rome
1.Not written for us, not for women and no foreigners
2. It is written for Romans from Romans
3.We say early Roman city, Italian little villages some bigger and fight another
4.Livy not that story, their story involves the Trojan war and the gods
a.Dont want to talk about themselves in those terms
5.What did they say, why? Themes? What do they leave our? WOMEN
a. Growth of Rome and emancipation non of this
b.Slaves what is their story
c.Foreigners
6.How to read the Romans?
a.They were really open
b.Culture of Rome a lot of people killing each other, Romans killing Romans
i.They tell it is shocking and not regular but maybe it is, like the U.S
ii.Why they kill each other
iii.Spectacles, walking talking a certain way, laws saying who can wear what
7.Roman identity, not neutral
a.Talk about heroes villains, good and bad
b.Talk about sex, different world, different sexual possibilities
c.Encounters with other people
d.Tasteful and tastelessness judgmental Romans did it all the time why was it
important to them
e.Crazy emperors think about that why did it produce it something going one with
crazy guys
8.First exam
a.Factual stuff from the readings, not memorize the readers
b.Big things from the readings, questions read the readings, Example, first king of
Rome, the guy who we talked about 15 minutes in class
c. Major characters, vivid moments strike somebody 75 percent plus should be straight
forward
d.Essay: Done the reading and thought about it, topics given in class
9.Final Exam: first and second exam put together
10.Example: U.S culture Simpsons, what are the jokes, who watches it, ratings, start and end
what is funny what is not, relationship with US culture, political, relatively low class aka like
gladiators maybe, or not
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