Roman Sports and Entertainment

Consideration of various forms of entertainment in the Roman world and the social status of the entertainers. Gladiatorial games, beast hunts, mock naval battles, and chariot racing, as well as theatrical entertainments, such as plays, ballet, and pantomime are examined. The relationship between ancient athletics and modern sports is also discussed. The course includes several local field trips either during class time or occasional afternoons, evenings, or weekends. (Not offered 2022-23).

Prerequisite: No Credit if Classics 275 has been taken.

1 unit

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