CLAS 361 Women in Antiquity

Through readings and discussions of primary sources (literature, legal texts, medical texts, inscriptions, art) and recent scholarship, we will explore the ideals and reality of the roles and status of women and attempt to reconstruct their lives, impact, and importance within the historical context of ancient Greece and Rome. Topics will include mythological women, representations of women in literature and art, marriage, sexuality, family, houses, occupations, religion, and politics.