Greek Elite Culture in the Roman Empire

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Doel vak

In-depth introduction to Greek intellectual life during the ‘long second
century’, from the Flavian up to and including the Severan period;
recognizance of the problems involved in characterizing the intellectual
and cultural life of a period.

Inhoud vak

Discussion of the life and work of some ten prominent intellectuals from
the period under discussion, each of them representing a specific
intellectual discipline as well as a specific view of the role in
society of the pepaideumenos, the intellectually and culturally educated
man. People who will be discussed include the philosopher and biographer
Plutarch; Dio of Prusa, orator and local politician; Arrian of
Nicomedia, chronicler of the philosophical discussions of Epictetus,
historiographer of Alexander the Great, and high-ranking member of the
imperial aristocracy; the sophist and physiognomist Polemo of Laodicea;
Herodes Atticus, latter-day Croesus, large-scale benefactor, Greek
sophist and Roman consul; the oneirocritic Artemidorus of Daldis;
Pausanias the Periegete; Aelius Aristides, orator and mystic; the
satyrical genius Lucian; Galen, theorist and practitioner of medicine;
and Philostratus, sophist and author of a multifaceted oeuvre.


Seminar, 4 hours a week


Weekly assignments, viva voce. Students in the Research Master Classics
and Ancient Civilizations will be asked to shoulder more demanding

Vereiste voorkennis

Greek texts will be read in translation, so to take this course you
don't need to know ancient Greek.


To be announced


Students MA and RMA Classics and Ancient Civilizations and MA History

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_GOMAALG002
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P5
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. J.J. Flinterman
Examinator dr. J.J. Flinterman
Docenten dr. J.J. Flinterman

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