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Department
Classics
Course Code
CLASSIC 20
Professor
Johanson Chris
Study Guide
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CLASSIC 20
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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CLASSICS 20- Lecture #1- Discovering the Romans
Syllabus stuff
The GE foundation arts: arts and humanities (literary and cultural analysis) or society
and culture (historical analysis)
Weekly reading assignments posted online, prepare all assignments before section and
proofread everything
Grading: section participation-20%, quizzes-15%, paper 1(due feb 10)-15%, paper 2 or
project (due march 10)- 20%, final exam-30%
Final exam will be comprehensive, responsible for all materials in reading and class
Office hours are monday 1-3 in Dodd 289D or by appointment- johanson@ucla.edu
HOMEWORK
Get the books
Readings (Prepare for Section)
Vergil. The Aeneid. Books 1 & 2. Pp. 1-47.
Livy. The Rise of Rome. Pp. 3-27.
Kamm. The Romans. A NOTE ON ANCIENT SOURCES.
Kamm. The Romans. MAP 1.
Kamm. The Romans. Pp. 1-12.
Section Topic- thursday at 9:30- kaufman 153
The Roman hero.
If a culture can be defined, in part, by its heroes, what might we say about that of the
Romans based on the deeds and behavior of the cultural icons we have encountered
so far? Consider how Aeneas acts in Vergil's Aeneid. What is important to him? How
might his specific actions reveal a core value system? What of Romulus and Remus?
Or Rhea Silvia?
Why Romans?
The romans and their accomplishments were incredible
They started in 753 BC, “fell” in 476 AD
To metropolis 321 AD- to an empire
Transformed radically over the years through different governments and leaders, formed
potent kind of foundation for many western governments
First rate builders, engineers, artists
Famous romans- caesar, cicero, augustus, ovid, constantine
Infamous romans- Nero, Cleopatra
Protogenes. Found in wall at Pretiro c. 185-160
Some with very modern beliefs
They promoted bloodsport and poetry
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CLASSICS 20- Lecture #2- Origins: Trojans, Gods, and Italy
There is general agreement that
A very long time ago, around 1200 BC
The Trojan War: West vs East in the mediterranean
10th year of 10 year war- Achaeans v. Trojans
Helen, Paris, Agamemnon, Priam, Achilles, Hector
Recurring theme of men and their posession of women causing war
Paris did not choose Juno to be the fairest goddess of all so he angered the gods, fell in
love with helen from the west who was already married to Agamemnon in west, Achilles
is their hero, in the east, Priam is the King with hero Hector
Aeneid is about Aeneas- a trojan born of the goddess Venus and mortal Anchises,
descendant of Zeus or Jupiter Role in the Iliad: leader of the Dardanians, fought with
Diomedes, saved by his mother. Nearly defeated Achilles in single combat. Prophesied
to escape so the Trojan line would live on because Troy falls to the west, Aeneas was
destined to carry on
History or Myth?
Did the Romans believe in their myths and histories? That is our perspective, where their
founders are descended from Gods
“Arms and the man I sing, who from the shores of troy…”
The Fall of Troy
The walls are approached by the gift of a large horse from the greeks, hidden soldiers
inside, enemies burst out and destroy the city
Aeneas leaving Troy, ready to die in combat, Iulus head bursts into flames, a comet flies
overhead, decides to take family with him, loses his wife Creusa, ghost says it’s ok
Divine destiny awaits him
Known as Pius Aeneas- carrying his father with son at his side
To Rome!, first, Lavinium, in Latium by way of tons of places around Italy, stop in
Carthage where Jove the main God says to sad Venus that the future holds that Aeneas
will defeat the Rutulians, his son rules Latium from Alba Longa, 300 years will pass and
twins will be born, the romans in their togas
Aeneas shipwrecked at Carthage and tells Dido his story
King Latinus and the Aborigines- two versions of the story: war and peaceful story,
Latinus makes peace, extends his right hand and offers his daughter Lavinia, fight with
Turnus, Aeneas represents the latins, there is a male child or the offspring he brought
with him from Troy, unclear which child it is
Alba Longa- Iulus/Ascanius->300 years->Numitor and Amulius->Rhea Silvia
Brothers Numitor and Amulius are fighting, Amulius kills Numitor sons and leaves only
his daughter Rhea Silvia- made a vestal virgin who could not wed or bear children
Mars, the god of war is claimed to have impregnated her, foundation of Roman people is
becoming more violent
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