I will be in class by 10am today. We’ll discuss the final chapter of Women in the Classical World and Book 1 of Virgil’s Aeneid on Friday; apologies for a change in plans.
FINAL EXAM—Tuesday, May 18, 9-11.30am
1) Essay questions
You’ll have a choice of two questions. Some topics to keep in mind: marriage among the Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans (differences, similarities); political role/power of women; sources and evidence about women’s lives in the ancient world.
2) Below are the terms (a few more may be added) that I’ll draw on for the Identifications section of the exam. Please copy the list and be ready to ask me about any terms that aren’t familiar, definitions, etc.
Livy, Ab Urbe Condita
Romulus and Remus
Rape of the Sabine Woman
Lex Oppia (215 B.C.)
Lex Julia (18 B.C.)
Lex Papia Poppaea (9 B.C.)
3) Identification of passages
There will be short passages from the list of texts below; you will have to (1) identify the author and title; (2) state the significance of the passage to the study of women in antiquity.
Aeschylus, Oresteia (Agamemnon, Choephoroi/Libation Bearers, Eumenides)
Hippocrates, Hippocratic Corpus
Aristotle, Generation of Animals
The Twelve Tables
Livy, Ab Urbe Condita (Roman history)
Virgil, Aeneid, Book I
Gaius, Institutes (legal texts)
Images of Aeneas and Dido
arch of Septimius Severus