Last updated: January 14, 2014

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UPDATE: Schedule changes due to snow day. (1/30/14)


Constantine II-left hand
    From the Musei Capitolini: fragment of a monumental stature of Constantine II
(photo Copyright 2006 by JMP; all uses forbidden and banned forever; you could, however, go there next summer and take your own pix)


CLCV 3810: Roman Life


4:00-5:15 T/Th

Kohl Hall 007

[Note: CLCV 3810H, the Honors section of Roman Life, meets with the regular section and has a similar schedule. Some assignments and due dates are different, though: see the Honors Syllabus for the special requirements of 3810H.]


Instructor(s):

James M. Pfundstein, Ph.D.
Shatzel 222
Office Hours: Tues. 12:30-1:20, Wed. 1:30-2:20, and by appointment.
Office phone: 419-372-8278
e-mail: jmpfund@bgsu.edu
web-page: http://blogs.bgsu.edu/pfundblog/

undergraduate assistant: Gregory Burleson
email: gburles@bgsu.edu


Texts:

Shelton, As the Romans Did (2nd ed. Oxford, 1997)

Morey, Outlines of Roman History (American Book Company, 1901)

online at Camden's Forum Romanum site.

also at Google Books.


Online resources:


The single most important resource for the study of Roman history on the web is Bill Thayer's Lacus Curtius. Of special interest to Roman Life students will be  his on-line edition of Roman articles Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities-- an encyclopedic work with heaps of information on how the Romans lived their lives.
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/secondary/SMIGRA*/home*.html

Another great resource at Lacus Curtius: a slew of articles from Platner and Ashby's Topological Dictionary of Ancient Rome.
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Places/Europe/Italy/Lazio/Roma/Rome/_Texts/PLATOP*/home*.html

Another on-line edition of Smith's Antiquities is at the Perseus Project. It can be tricky to find stuff in this edition, as the entries are keyed by Latin words, and not always the ones you'd expect. Still, you might get a lucky (and useful) hit here.

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0063

If you're on campus (or sign in via the remote access server), there are some good resources available through OhioLink. For instance,   the Classics section of Oxford Reference Online:

    on-campus URL:
        http://www.oxfordreference.com/views/SUBJECT_SEARCH.html?subject=s3

    off-campus URL (sign in first at the remote access server):
        http://proxy.ohiolink.edu:9099/login?url=http://www.oxfordreference.com/

  Also useful in the Internet Ancient History Sourcebook at Fordham University
  http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/asbook09.html

Another great source, with scads of images that can be searched by keyword, is VRoma:
http://www.vroma.org/images/image_search.html

Another rich (and well organized) source of images is Kathryn Andrus-Walck's Roman Art & Architecture:
http://harpy.uccs.edu/roman/html/roman.html

More images of Roman (and other ancient) art and archaeology are available at AICT:
http://arthist.cla.umn.edu/aict/html/ancient.html

Numerous images of Greek and Roman archaeological sites can be found at Leo Curran's site, Maecenas:
http://wings.buffalo.edu/AandL/Maecenas/index.html



Grading:

 



4 quizzes

1 midterm

review
follow link above to description;

short research paper
follow link above to description;

final exam
Monday, May 5
3:30-5:30

30%

25%

10%


10%


25%

 


 
 
THE FINE PRINT:
No makeups given due to absence without prior arrangement with the instructor.
No one can pass the course without passing the final examination and turning in both papers.
No incompletes issued except for pressing reasons and by prior arrangement with the instructor.
"It is not down on any map. True places never are."--Melville
The instructor reserves the right to recognize significant improvement (or decline) in student performance when awarding the final grade.
The maximum amount of extra credit which may count towards the final grade = 5% of the total course points.
The syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor; changes will be announced in class and posted on-line.
 

SCHEDULE

CLASS DATES READING ASSIGNMENT OTHER
Week 1
Jan. 14, 16
 Shelton, Intro-I;
Morey, I-III
 
Week 2
Jan. 21, 23
 Shelton, II-III;
Morey, IV-VI

Week 3
Jan. 28, 30
Morey, VII-IX
Tues. Jan. 28: SNOW DAY!
Week 4
Feb. 4, 6
Shelton, IV-V;
Morey, X-XIII
Tues. Feb. 4: Quiz 1 
(lectures/readings weeks 1-3) 
Week 5
Feb. 11, 13
Shelton Ch. VI
Morey, XIV

Week 6
Feb. 18, 20
Shelton, VII;
Morey, XV-XVI

Friday February 21: Review due
Week 7
Feb. 25, 27
Shelton, VIII-IX;
Morey, XVII-XVIII
Tues. Feb. 25: Quiz 2
(lectures/readings weeks 4-6)
Week 8
March 4, 6
McManus on Roman clothing,
 I and II;
Thurs. March 6: Midterm
(lectures/readings weeks 1-8)


March 8-16

Spring break!
Week 9
March 18, 20
Shelton X;
Morey, XIX-XX

Week 10
March 25, 27
Shelton XI;
handout on Roman soldier ;
Morey, XXI-XXII
Tues. March 25: Quiz 3
(lectures/readings weeks 8-9)
Week 11
April 1, 3
Shelton, XII
Morey, XXIII-XXIV

Week 12
April 8, 10
Shelton, XIII;
Morey, XXV-XXVI

Week 13
April 15, ---
Shelton, XIV;
Morey, XXVII
Thurs. April 17
Instructor at PCA Conference in Chicago
no Roman Life class


Fri. April 18: Paper due
Week 14
April 22, 24
Shelton, XV (1st half);
 Morey XXVIII
 Tues. April 22: Quiz 4
(lectures/readings weeks 12-13)
Week 15
April 29, May 1
Shelton, XV (2nd half)
Morey, XXIX



Finals Week
May 5-9
-------------------- Final Exam:
Monday, May 5;
3:30-5:30

 
 

 

 
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