Nov 28, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CLAS 2500 - Power and Morality


The foundation myth of Rome combines elements of the sacred with rape and fratricide. This course explores the complex and sometimes paradoxical relationship between Rome’s power and morality as portrayed by prominent writers. The evolving sense of Roman morality provides a perspective for understanding and appreciating morality, or moralities, today. Works from a variety of genres may be studied, including biography, epic poetry, satire, political oratory, and essays. This course satisfies WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Societies and Cultures Category.

Credits: 3 hours



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