CLA315H1: Insider-Outsiders: Being Greek in the Roman Empire



This course looks at Greek culture in the Roman imperial context. Topics include the Second Sophistic; the creation of canons and the idea of the "Classics"; alterity; the rise of Christianity; cultural loss and nostalgia; the fiction of Greece as a site of cultural capital and prestige. Authors including Pausanias, Philostratus, Plutarch, Aristides, Galen, and Lucian are read in translation.

Breadth Requirements
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)