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CLA3050 - Performing Rome: from comedy to the Colosseum

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Jane Griffitns


Not offered in 2007


As for CLA2050


  1. a knowledge of the historical and cultural background to the performance culture of ancient Rome
  2. an in-depth knowledge of the prescribed selection of 'authentic' texts, and a context-based understanding of them
  3. a general knowledge and understanding of the themes and issues that are generated in the plays studied
  4. a detailed knowledge and understanding of the reception of Roman drama and spectacle in a cultural, political and didactic context
  5. knowledge of the literary qualities/character of the received (written) text and awareness of issues of translation and textual authority
  6. the ability to discriminate between evidence, interpretation, opinion and fact in secondary sources
  7. an ability to use contemporary cultural and critical theory as a transferable methodology through which to analyse Roman performativity.
  8. the ability to engage critically with the methodological discourse


Class paper (500 words): 10%;
Research Essay (2500 words): 50%;
Take-home examination (1500 words): 40%

Contact hours

1 x 1 hour lecture and 1x 1.5 hour tutorial