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CLA3060 - Eros and the Body: sexuality and body politics in the Classical world

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Evangelina Anagnostou-Laoutides


Not offered in 2007


As for CLA2060


  1. a knowledge of the historical and cultural background to the erotic literature and iconography of ancient Greece and 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 texts studied
  4. a detailed knowledge and understanding of the reception of body image and sexuality in a cultural, political and didactic context within the societies of Ancient Greece and Rome
  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


Class paper (500 words): 10%;
Research Essay (2500 words): 55%;
Take-home examination (1500 words):45

Contact hours

1 x 1 hour lecture and 1x 1.5 hour tutorial