The Age of Nero

Classics 217

Usual Description

This course uses the controversial emperor Nero to investigate how history is written and reputations are cemented. Our investigation will incorporate ancient authors (including Petronius, Seneca, Lucan, and Tacitus) in translation, modern scholarship, and evidence from architecture, art, and archaeology. Topics include decadence & style in literature, art, and politics; women and youth in power; senatorial resistance to the emperor; and Nero’s reputation from Revelation to Looney Tunes

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
Classics 217
Classics 217 Taught by Kirk Ormand