Greek and Roman Civilization and Literature in Film

Greek and Roman Civilization and Literature in Film
Literature and civilization of ancient Greece and Rome as depicted in modern film with attendant problems of accuracy and historicity.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtContact Department
 ProgramsContaining CL CV 261
Course Outcomes

Understanding Classical Culture

Through the exploration of films that present Greek and Roman narratives - historical, mythological, contextual - successful students will develop a greater understanding of adaptations of Classical culture, literature, and politics.

Classical Tradition in Cinema

Successful students will learn how Classical texts have persistently formed the basis of narrative adaptation throughout the history of cinema, in overt and sometimes surprisingly covert ways.

Evaluating Cinematic Texts

Through assigned readings, screenings and individual viewing of films, classroom discussion and written papers, successful students will develop their ability to evaluate cinematic texts critically and intelligently.