CLAS 3230 Ancient Sport and Spectacle
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as CLAS 22.
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3 hours; 3 credits
An investigation of ancient Greek and Roman sport and spectacle as cultural phenomena with special attention to the nature of various events and the social context in which they took place. Analysis of representative ancient Greek and Roman texts (epic, history, philosophy, tragedy, comedy, medical writings, epigraphy) and relevant iconographical evidence. Comparison with modern sports and public spectacles.
Prerequisite: English 1010  or permission of the chairperson.
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