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Table of Contents - CC:Roman Revolution:History&Culture From The Gracchi To Augustus
ENGLISH 300CR      CC:Roman Revolution:History&Culture From The Gracchi To Augustus
The period of Roman history from the revolution initiated by the Gracchi to the demise of the Republic & the establishment of the Principate under Augustus will be studied. The course begins with the Scipionic Circle under whose leadership foreign imperialism, domestic factionalism, and the influx of Greek culture increased. Political, social and cultural developments which culminated in the violent death of the old system will be traced. We will also show how Augustus kept the past alive to make his new government acceptable to the tradition-loving Romans. Students will read the words of such writers as Terence, Cato, Polybius, Cicero, Caesar, Sullust, Catullus, Horace, Virgil, and Ovid, whose works cover the important genres of Roman literature--new comedy, rhetoric, satire, history, epic, pastoral, and lyric poetry.
Faculty: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: English Language & Literature