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Tomb of businesswoman  Naevoleia Tyche, 1st c. CE

(Pompeii, photo John Starks 2005 )


Daily Assignments/Syllabus

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Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi

“These are my Jewels       Honore Daumier, 1842 

‘Ancient History #46’ (Cleveland Museum of Art)

Commemorative Bronze Sestertius

Obverse: Agrippina Maior; Reverse: funeral cart pulled by mules

minted by her son, Emperor Caligula 37-41 CE

(Image - Forum Ancient Coins)

Prof. John H. Starks, Jr.


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Office Hours:

9-10 AM, W+Th

Course Requirements/Grading

Latin 203                    Intermediate Latin

de vitis mulierum Romanarum

Binghamton University SUNY

Fall 2013                          Student Wing  313

MW 2:20-3:45 PM


Roman woman having hair dressed by slaves

Tomb, Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier

(Image – B. McManus, VRoma)

Course Objectives:

            * Improved fluency in translating and understanding Latin literary and documentary texts

            * Functional command of major grammatical and syntactical constructions in Latin

            * Understanding and awareness of women’s roles in Roman society

            * Discernment of gendered and class-based perspectives in reading Latin texts about women