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090033 VO Introduction to Culture, Literature and Society of the Late Antique (2019W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Please note that:

1. The lecture on 10 October will be rescheduled to 7 October (Time and venue to be announced.)
2. The lecture on 24 October is cancelled.
3. The lecture on 7 November is cancelled
4. The lecture on 28 November will be rescheduled to 2 December (Time and venue to be announced.).

Thursday 03.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Monday 07.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Thursday 10.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Thursday 17.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Thursday 24.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Thursday 31.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Thursday 07.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Thursday 14.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Thursday 21.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Thursday 28.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Monday 02.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Thursday 05.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Thursday 12.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Thursday 09.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Thursday 16.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Thursday 23.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture course provides a selective introduction to important themes in the religious, social, and cultural history of Late Antiquity. After an introduction to the concept of the “Spätantike,” we will move backwards to study topics such as medical and judicial inscriptions from Epidaurus and Asia Minor, the NT Book of Acts, Apuleius, Martyrdom and Persecution, the 3rd C., Constantine, the Altar of Victory crisis, and the Sack of Rome. Men’s relationship to the gods and the nature of the pax deorum will be central themes, likewise the transition from paganism to Christianity.

Assessment and permitted materials

Grades will be determined by performance on a tripartite exam, involving “rich” identifications, translation(s), and an essay. There will be some choice. For students wishing to take the course for EC, a “gobbet” (“close reading” of a passage in translation) will be substituted for the translation. The language of instruction will be German, but Erasmus students or visitors are free to write their exams in English, French, or Italian, should they wish to.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students must be able to handle the Latin texts assigned din the original, unless they are enrolled as EC-Students

Examination topics

All the content of the lectures plus all the readings. Students will do best who attend the lectures and read the required texts attentively in advance. The teacher enjoys a pro-active audience, so students are encouraged to ask questions. Careful philological preparation of the readings as well as critical thinking about general issues will be required to do well on the exam

Reading list

A wide range of short primary texts all available on Moodle. Most primary readings will be in Latin, but occasionally there may be Greek (or Latin) materials to be read in English or German translation.

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