CLAS 355 - Horror, Terror, Violence & Trauma in the Ancient Roman World

This course analyzes some of the most culturally prevalent forms of horror, terror, and violence in the ancient Roman world, including those associated with war, slavery, autocratic rule, and the spectacles of the amphitheater. In addition to examining relevant literary and documentary evidence from Roman antiquity, this course incorporates select writings in trauma studies, as well as modern comparative materials, that can provide frameworks for interpreting how both individuals and groups in the Roman world experienced and remediated the effects of trauma in their lives.

Grade Basis
Regular Grades
Course Attributes
General Ed-Tiers (Before 2022)
Writing Emphasis