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CLAS109 Roman Social History: Slaves, Gladiators, Prostitutes

A study of ancient Roman social life, with particular emphasis on the marginalised (or so-called ’invisible’) lower classes, including slaves, gladiators, prostitutes and bandits.

The vast and enduring empire of Rome was built upon the backs of men and women whose names never made it into the history books. This paper studies the lives of the marginalised (or so-called 'invisible') lower classes in ancient Rome, including slaves, gladiators, prostitutes and bandits. In doing so, it reveals a society that was often brutal and violent and based upon values very different from our own.

Paper title Roman Social History: Slaves, Gladiators, Prostitutes
Paper code CLAS109
Subject Classical Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Restriction
CLAS 224
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
classics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Professor Jon Hall
Textbooks
R. Knapp Invisible Romans (Harvard UP, 2011)

Course Reader: Greek and Roman Primary Sources
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
An in-depth knowledge of the ancient sources that relate to the lower classes in ancient Roman society

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 22
T2 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 22
T3 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 22
T4 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 22
T5 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 22
T6 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 22

A study of ancient Roman social life, with particular emphasis on the marginalised (or so-called ’invisible’) lower classes, including slaves, gladiators, prostitutes and bandits.

The vast and enduring empire of Rome was built upon the backs of men and women whose names never made it into the history books. This paper studies the lives of the marginalised (or so-called 'invisible') lower classes in ancient Rome, including slaves, gladiators, prostitutes and bandits. In doing so, it reveals a society that was often brutal and violent and based upon values very different from our own.

Paper title Roman Social History: Slaves, Gladiators, Prostitutes
Paper code CLAS109
Subject Classical Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
CLAS 224
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Paper Structure
Internal Assessment 50%
Contact
classics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Professor Jon Hall
Textbooks
R. Knapp Invisible Romans (Harvard UP, 2011)

Course Reader: Greek and Roman Primary Sources
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
An in-depth knowledge of the ancient sources that relate to the lower classes in ancient Roman society

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22
Thursday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 22
T2 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 22
T3 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 22
T4 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 22
T5 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 22
T6 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 22