The Age of Nero: History, Art, and Literature

HISTORY 241

The Age of Nero: History, Literature, and Art. Study of the history, literature, and art of one of the best documented, if misunderstood, periods of Roman history, with a view to separating fact from fiction, and understanding why Nero became one of history's greatest villains and whether his reputation is justified. Focus on: what makes for a 'bad' political leader; who gets to decide how history is told; how power, politics, and art intersect; how and why Nero’s story resonates with us today. Instructor: Ginsberg
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • CLST 222
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring