Explores Greek and Roman conceptions of gender and sexuality in the most popular and least prestigious of ancient literary forms, prose fiction. Central to most of these novels is an erotic relationship tested by a series of remarkable adventures which in most cases ends in the triumph of love and marriage. Particular attention will be paid to Achilles Tatius,
Leucippe and Clitophon; Heliodorus,
An Ethiopian Story; Longus,
Daphnis and Chloe; Petronius,
Satyricon and Apuleius'
HTC229: 3,000 words of written work (60%);2-hr exam (40%).
HTC329: 3,500 words of written work (60%);2-hr exam (40%).
TEACHING PATTERN: 2 x 1-hr lectures weekly, 8 tutorials
25% at level 100 in Ancient Civilisations or HEA or HAF
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