The end of the games

Period of duration of course
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Course info
Number of course hours
20
Number of hours of lecturers of reference
20
Number of hours of supplementary teaching
0
CFU 3
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Modalità esame

Seminars

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Prerequisiti

This course is intended for PhD students and is open to undergraduate students. Knowledge of Latin and ancient Greek is required.

Programma

The course is devoted to the relationship between the end of the ancient city and the end of public games. Documents from late antiquity, mainly between the 4th and 6th centuries AD, will be examined. Part of the lectures will be devoted to the perception of circus and gladiatorial spectacles in contemporary culture.

Obiettivi formativi

The course aims to develop the methodological skills necessary for the analysis of the written sources, with particular reference to the late antique sources