WGST 3715 Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome

3 classroom hours plus conference and independent research; 4 credits

An exploration into the ways in which individual sexual experience was categorized and evaluated by society in the ancient world, with special attention to questions of gender role, sexual orientation, and the intersection of the personal and the political. Evidence from such literary and nonliterary sources as lyric poetry, epigram, drama, oratory, history, philosophy, epigraphy, and the visual arts. Emphasis on research methodologies. This course is the same as Classics 4032. (Not open to students who have completed Classics 14 or 62.3.)

Prerequisite: English 1012 and at least sophomore standing; or permission of chairperson.


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