[Loyola University Chicago]

CLST/WSGS 295-001
Women in the Classical World

Fall Semester 2011

two girls playing knucklebones, painted terracotta figurine-group, Capua, 3c BC; photo B. Laforse

This course forms part of Loyola's Core Curriculum in Societal and Cultural Knowledge. It will investigate the social roles available to women in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, together with beliefs, behaviors, and cultural expressions supporting ancient Greek and Roman constructions of womanhood. How did a woman's gender affect the shape of her life and the possibilities open to her? How did she respond? How did thinking about women, and women's lives and responses, change in relationship to other changes and differences in ancient Greek and Roman societies? Ancient texts (read in translation) and visual representations provide material for study. By analyzing the complex interactions of different forces shaping ancient Greek and Roman women's lives, students will build understanding of how biology, gender, class, culture, philosophy, politics, history, and economics articulate social difference and influence human behavior, including self-formation and interaction with others.

Our work will pursue four main aims (plus the fifth, of having fun with all of them):

MWF 9:20 - 10:10 AM
Flanner Hall 105
Dr. Jacqueline Long

Office Hours: TTh 8:45 - 9:45 AM, or by appointment, Crown Center 579
phone: 773-508-3654
e-mail: jlong1@luc.edu


Policies and Assessment

Schedule of Reading Assignments and Topics

Jumping-Off Point to Additional Resources

Women and Gender in the ancient Greek and Roman world

Research and Writing

Academic Honesty, the Only Way to Go:

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Revised 27 August 2011 by jlong1@luc.edu