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Fall 2013 Ancient Studies V3995 section 001
|Day & Time
613 Hamilton Hall
|Course Description||Required for all Ancient Studies majors, but also open to advanced undergraduates in classics, history, art history and archaeology, and other related disciplines. Topic: The Greek Household. This seminar explores the composition of the classical Greek household and the relationships of its members, examining the different factors affecting the position of an individual within his or her family and the degree to which a household was defined by the status, role and profession of its members. Although concentrating on classical Athens, we will pay attention to other states, notably Sparta. Investigation of general trends will be complemented by analysis of particular circumstances, including certain historical puzzles such as the union of Pericles and Aspasia (harlot-concubine or legal wife?) and that of Stephanos of Neaira (did they really break Athenian family law?).Readings will include a variety of primary sources in translation, from documents to Athenian drama, as well as a selection of important scholarly works on the subject. Archeological material will play an important part in our investigation, and some sessions will be held at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts.|
|Enrollment||3 students as of 12:24AM Tuesday, December 10, 2013|
|Open To||Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science, General Studies, School of Continuing Education, Barnard|
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