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090074 VO Area of Roman Literature (Prose) (2017S)

Jungfrauen, MärtyrerInnen, Ehefrauen, Witwen: die Frau in der christlichen Literatur der lateinischen Spätantike

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften

Details

max. 140 participants
Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 06.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Monday 20.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Monday 27.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Monday 03.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Monday 24.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Monday 08.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Monday 15.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Monday 22.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Monday 29.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Monday 12.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Monday 19.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture-course will be based primarily, though not exclusively, on Latin texts from the Later Roman Empire. It is intended to provide a critical introduction to various types and conditions of women in the now Christian Empire. Some women will be historical. Others will be literary constructs or fantasies. The course is historicist, though not purely historical. It will emphasize close reading skills.

Assessment and permitted materials

The course will be graded on the basis of a three-part examination that will include translation of original texts from Latin, Short ID’s, and an essay on a broader theme.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students will do best to 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.

Examination topics

The readings and the content of all the lectures will be covered in the exam. There will however be some choice of questions.

Reading list

Each week a different topic will be covered, and there will be different readings in Latin and occasionally readings in German or English. Topics will include: Biblical background, the Virgin Mary, the Acts of Paul and Thecla, Martyrs, Virgins, Jerome’s Women, literary constructs, Monica, and Egeria.

Association in the course directory

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