Course Detail


Civil Wars


This course investigates narratives of civil war in the Roman world, with a focus on the conflict between Caesar and Pompey. We will study the contemporary sources (Caesar's writings and Cicero's Letters), as well as how this war was remembered in Lucan's Bellum Civile.

Satisfies a major requirement in Classics

Satisfies an interdisciplinary minor requirement in Global Literary Theory

Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric distribution requirement

Students entering before 2012: satisfies literature distribution requirement


Students who have taken a LAT course beyond 201 should enroll in this course as LAT 241.

All students at ALL LEVELS welcome. (Offered FALL 2014.)