Sex and Power in Greece and Rome

Please note: this is archived course information from 2023 for ANCIENT 316.


Many Greek and Roman literary works and historical sources deal with sex and power. This course will explore a range of ancient literary representations of women, men, femininity, masculinity, sexual practices and sexual prejudices. Students will study how ancient authors were influenced by the socio-political context and the constraints of different literary genres. All texts will be read in translation.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for ANCIENT 316.

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Availability 2023

Semester 2




ANCIENT 316: 15 points


15 points at Stage II in Classical Studies, Ancient History, Classical Studies and Ancient History, Gender Studies, Greek, or Latin


ANCIENT 216, CLASSICS 216, 316