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CLA 321 Sexuality and Gender in the Ancient World (3 credits)

A study of the ancient Greek and Roman cultural constructions of gender through reading of legal, philosophical, medical, historical, religious, and literary works. We will examine the connections between the ancient ideology of gender and the legal, social, religious, and economic roles of women in Greek and Roman cultures. We will also compare this ancient ideology of gender with conceptions of masculinity and femininity in modern American culture. Satisfies the Art/Literature GER/GEP and GEP Diversity. Also satisfies Gender Studies requirement.