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    CL 250LEC - Roman Religion
    Lecture
    Roman Religion 1 Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   23663   Enrollment Capacity:   59
    Section:   1   Enrollment Total:   21
    Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   38
    Dates:   01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018   Status:   OPEN
    Days, Time:   M W F , 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Room:   Frnczk 454 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
      Course Description
    Religion played a major role in the daily life of ancient Romans. This course examines the pervasive role of religion and ritual in all aspects of Roman society from the early Republic to Late Antiquity. After considering the gods, mythology, origins and nature of Roman religion, the course will turn to the relationship between religion and politics (public and provincial religion, priests, emperor worship, forbidden cults and persecutions), ritual activities (sacrifices, votive offerings, prayers, funerals), religious innovations (the mystery religions, Christianity), and the nature of personal religion and superstition (rites of passage, magic, curses and amulets). These topics will be illustrated by relevant texts (manuscripts, papyri and inscriptions) archaeological evidence (temples, shrines, grave markers, burials and grave goods) and Roman religious art (religious symbolism, cult images, catacomb paintings). Students will be confronted by a society in which the boundaries of religious and secular are often blurred or impossible to determine.
      Instructor(s)
                 Woodard, R D look up    
      On-line Resources
    Other Courses Taught By: Woodard, R D