Cleopatra in History

First-Year Seminar Program 065

Usual Description

This course examines the life of Cleopatra and her role in shaping history during her lifetime. Then, the course will turn to the portrayal of Cleopatra in popular culture from antiquity to the modern period, looking at how contemporary society shapes history and memory. We will trace the changing interpretation of Cleopatra, emphasizing artistic portrayal and realism, colonialism, cultural identity and the role of powerful women in society.

Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
First-Year Seminar Program 065
First-Year Seminar Program 065 Taught by Andrew Wilburn