04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W
Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1008
Section Information for Fall 2019
Students will learn the most recent advances in the field of gender studies in antiquity and apply that knowledge to several examples in the ancient world where gender was a significant factor in the creation of a power dynamic. For example students will study the power inherent in the divine nature of the Egyptian Queen, and investigate the laws that reinforced gendered power in ancient Greece. The class will include an in-depth study of Cleopatra VII and the gendered nature of the conflict between Hellenistic Egypt and Rome. This class will also give students the tools they need to analyze similar conflicts in the past and in the modern world.