SHUM 4655

SHUM 4655

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Scholars of slavery have typically considered five historical contexts to be "slave societies". Two of those are the principal societies of what is called "classical antiquity": democratic Athens (c. 500-300 BCE) and imperial Rome (c. 200 BCE-500 CE). In a slave society, slavery permeates every aspect of life, economy, and culture. This course examines the contrast between the representation of enslaved people in different genres and media and the reality of how enslaved people were exploited to construct the society that underpinned this cultural imagination. Topics will include: physical and skilled labor, literary and artistic production, sex work, actors, and gladiators. For longer description and instructor bio visit The Society for the Humanities website.

When Offered Spring.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 6855SHUM 6655

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17875SHUM 4655  SEM 101

    • RClark Hall 701
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Giannella, N

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 6855SHUM 6655

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20971SHUM 4655  SEM 102

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Giannella, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online