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|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$904.05|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,954.75|
- CLAS 224
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Classics' website
- Teaching staff
- Lecturer: Professor Jon Hall
- Paper Structure
- Internal Assessment 50%
- R. Knapp Invisible Romans (Harvard UP, 2011)
Course Reader: Greek and Roman Primary Sources
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
- An in-depth knowledge of the ancient sources that relate to the lower classes in ancient Roman society