Courses: Show&Spectacle Anc Grc&Rome (HISTB285001)

Fall 2013

Class Number: 1560
A survey of public entertainment in the ancient world, including theater and dramatic festivals, athletic competitions, games and gladiatorial combats, and processions and sacrifices. Drawing on literary sources and paying attention to art, archaeology and topography, this course explores the social, political and religious contexts of ancient spectacle. Special consideration will be given to modern equivalents of staged entertainment and the representation of ancient spectacle in contemporary film.
Div: III; Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Haverford: Humanities (HU)
Enrollment Limit: 25; Freshmen Spaces: 10; Enrollment Criteria:
Freshman; Sophomore; Junior; Major/Minor/Concentration; Crosslisted
with CSTS B255;

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1560 Div: III; CC;


History (Web site)

Taught By



Bryn Mawr, TAYE

Meeting Times

TTH 12:45pm-2:15pm