CLST 103: Introduction to Roman Civilization (Winter 2016

Course Description:
This is a first-year survey course intended to introduce students to major themes in the development of
Roman civilization using the evidence of literature, history, and archaeology. Some attention will be given
to those aspects of ancient cultural and intellectual growth that are of significance in the western tradition.
Class Time: Tuesday 12:30-1:20; Thursday 11:30-12:20; Friday 1:30-2:20 Location: DUN AUD
Instructor: Dr. M. Barbara Reeves (; Office: Watson Hall 512
TAs (Please address questions to the TA assigned to your surname)
Surnames beginning A-E: Brandon Francis (
Surnames beginning F-K: Alexandra Gerris (
Surnames beginning L-Q: Alexander Harmantas (
Surnames beginning R-Z: Johnny Timoschuk (
In Class Exam 1 (Tuesday, Feb. 2; format: multiple choice and fill in)
In Class Exam 2 (Tuesday, March 8; format: multiple choice and fill in)
Final Examination (in April exam period; format: multiple choice)


Examination Policy:
Examinations should be taken at the scheduled time and date. In certain exceptional circumstances, the
instructor might grant the student the opportunity to write an exam outside of the regularly scheduled
time. All such arrangements must be agreed upon by the instructor before the time of the regularly
scheduled exam and will require the appropriate documentation. The format of any such special exams
will be determined by the instructor and may differ considerably from that of the exam written by the rest
of the class. (Note in particular that, in accordance with Academic Regulation 8.2, no deferrals will be
given to students who are out of town during the April exam, so do not book travel until you know your
exam times.)
Required Textbooks (available from the Queen’s Bookstore:
 The World of Rome: An Introduction to Roman Culture. (Authors: Peter V. Jones and Keith C.
Sidwell.) Cambridge University Press.
 Classics in Translation. Volume II: Latin Literature. University of Wisconsin Press.
N.B. Reading assignments refer to page numbers rather than passage numbers unless otherwise noted.
Week 1: Jan 4-8
1. Introduction to Roman Civilization & Course Objectives; Literary work synopses
2. The Origins of Rome: Gods and Kings (753-509 BC)
 World of Rome 1-8
 Classics in Translation 280-288 (Livy)
3. The Citizens Take Over: Republican Rome; Basics of Republican Government; Struggle of the Orders
 World of Rome 8-13, 83-109, 112-121
 Classics in Translation 289-295 (Livy)
Week 2: Jan 11-15
1. Roman Expansion in the Mediterranean: New Lands and New Ideas
 World of Rome 13-25 (including #44)
2. Roman Family and Society
 World of Rome 208-234

(Cicero)  Classics in Translation 426-436 (Suetonius. and the Struggle for the Republic II: Social War. Res Gestae) 2. Octavian to Augustus  World of Rome 45-47. 235-237  Classics in Translation 277-279 (Ovid. In Class 1 (Tuesday. Sulla. Cicero. Art and Architecture of Republican Rome II Week 5: Feb 1-5 1. Politics. Art and Architecture of Republican Rome I  World of Rome 287-300 3. Roman Philosophy  World of Rome 248-254  Classics in Translation 60-84 (Lucretius)  Classics in Translation 176-187 & 193-201 (Cicero) Week 4: Jan 25-29 1. Augustan Rome. Introduction to Roman Literature  World of Rome 262-286 2. Politics. and the Struggle for the Republic III: Julius Caesar. Rhetoric. Roman Drama  Classics in Translation 295-296 (Livy. primary sources  Classics in Translation 85-99 (Sallust)  Classics in Translation 100-106. and the Reality of Empire . 134-140. 109-111. Divus Iulius) Reading Week: Feb 15-19 (No classes) Week 7: Feb 22–26 1. Politics. 49-60. Marius  World of Rome 25-44 2. Roman Poetry  Classics in Translation 204-212 (Catullus)  Classics in Translation 264-272 (Horace) 2. “From Book VII”)  Classics in Translation 13-37 (Plautus. Augustus. The Haunted House) 3. 2) 2. 120-126. Fasti) Week 3: Jan 18-22 1. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum II Week 6: Feb 8-12 1. 172-180. 126-139. Roman Religion  World of Rome 144-145.3. 301-305  Classics in Translation 302-308 (Augustus. Feb. First Triumvirate 3. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum I 3. Rhetoric. Rhetoric. and the Struggle for the Republic I: Gracchi.

752-867.1– 6.735-804. Bk 1: Classics in Translation 1-1. Bk 3: Classics in Translation book 3 summary.223-300. ed. Brookes More. and 12). Ovid I  Classics in Translation 273-277 (Ovid. Roman Baths Week 11: March 21-25 1. Being Roman in Imperial Rome  World of Rome 140-172 2.791-842. Introduction to the Golden Age of Literature. (English)  read Book 1: lines 1-4 (The Invocation)  then use the right arrow to scroll through rest of book 1 in order to become familiar with the layout of work. Bk 2: Classics in Translation book 2 summary. Ovidius Naso.tufts. Bk 6: Classics in Translation 6. 396-98. Annals) 3. Bk 4: Classics in Translation book 4 all. Vergil’s Aeneid I  Passages of Aeneid in Classics in Translation & on Moodle Handout (Books 1-4.222. and the transitions between stories  lastly. Moodle Handout 12.868-901.3. Being Roman in the Roman Empire  World of Rome 241-248  Classics in Translation 366-367 (Pliny. Letters) . Julio-Claudian Literature I  Classics in Translation 309-323 (Seneca. Moodle Handout 6. Medea) Week 10: March 14-18 1.790. Metamorphoses)  Ovid. Moodle Handout 2. March 8) 2. 401 (Tacitus. Read in this order: - Classics in Translation introduction. Note citations are to book and line numbers in Aeneid. Roman Satire  Classics in Translation 415-425 (Juvenal 6) 3.perseus. Bk 12: Classics in Translation Book 12 intro – 12.751. Classics in Translation Book 12  end Week 8: Feb 29 – March 4 1. 378-80. Augustus’ Descendents: The Julio-Claudian Dynasty  World of Rome 60-71. 386-88. Ovid II Week 9: March 7-11 1. In Class 2 (Tuesday. Classics in Translation 6. Satyricon) 2. Vergil’s Aeneid II 2. 305-308  Classics in Translation  scroll down to P. Julio-Claudian Literature II  Classics in Translation 324-334 (Petronius. 390-92. Metamorphoses at http://www. Moodle Handout 1. read Book 15: lines 745 to the end (one screen)  Ovid’s Fasti: Moodle Handout 3. Metamorphoses. 6-8.

use of unauthorized Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the regulations concerning academic integrity and for ensuring that their assignments conform to the principles of academic integrity.queensu. respect and responsibility (see www.Apr. nurturing and sustaining of an academic community in which all members of the community will thrive. 1 and thus we are introducing guidelines on their use. including smartphones. If the use of laptops is permitted. and are antithetical to the development of an academic community at Queen's. The use of these devices may be restricted at the discretion of the instructor. actions which contravene the regulation on academic integrity carry sanctions that can range from a warning or the loss of grades on an assignment to the failure of a course to a requirement to withdraw from the university. and from the instructor of this course. These values are central to the building.queensu. The use of electronic devices in the classroom can be disruptive to both the instructor and to other students. No Class (Good Friday) Week 12: Mar. The Legacy of Rome and Greco-Roman Civilization  World of Rome 317-327 Electronic Devices in the Classroom The Department of Classics believes that maintaining an atmosphere of respect and consideration in the classroom is an important part of the pursuit of free intellectual Academic Integrity Academic Integrity is constituted by the five core fundamental values of honesty. please understand that their use is restricted to note-taking. LATN or GREK laptops may not be permitted. Adherence to the values expressed through academic integrity forms a foundation for the "freedom of inquiry and exchange of ideas" essential to the intellectual life of the University (see the Senate Report on Principles and Priorities http://www. forgery and falsification. watching movies. playing games.3. Information on academic integrity is available in the Arts and Science Calendar (see Academic Regulation 1 http://www. facilitation.g. trust. Imperial Elite Education  World of Rome 238-240  Classics in Translation 335-348 (Quintilian) 2. In some courses in CLST. You will be told in class by your instructor if this is the case. is regarded by the Department of Classics as disruptive pursuant to Section 14 of the Student Code of Conduct. . The use of recording devices for lectures is not allowed unless you have requested and been given the express permission of the instructor of the course. tablets and laptops. Production and Consumption  World of Rome 181-207 3.queensu. Departures from academic integrity include plagiarism. Given the seriousness of these matters. 28 . on the Arts and Science website (see http://www. These guidelines will follow the procedure explained in Section 14 of the Student Code of Conduct and are in force starting January 2011: Non-course related use of electronic devices (e. social networking and texting).academicintegrity.

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