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Roman Drama - LATN3611

Year - 2020

The comedies of Plautus and Terence and the tragedies of Seneca are among the most important, fascinating, and influential works of Latin literature. Comedy, with its crafty slaves and angry old men, is the earliest Latin literature to survive complete and offers an unparalleled perspective on the social history of Republican Rome, as well as setting the template for comedy on through the Renaissance down to the sit-com. Seneca's gruesome but vibrant tragedies reveal the dark heart of Imperial Rome and cast their shadow forward onto Shakespeare, Racine, and Ted Hughes. This unit will explore one or more of these mesmerizing plays as literature, as theatre, and as windows on Roman society.

3x1hr seminar/week

1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x2hr Exam (40%), 1x500wd equivalent Class Presentation (10%), 1x Participation (10%)


12 credit points at 2000 level in Latin


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Classics and Ancient History
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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