Course Description

Course Name

Life and Leisure in Ancient Rome

Session: VRMU3122

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This introductory Classics\History course presents a survey of the social and cultural history of Ancient Rome. The course seeks to answer such questions as how the Romans organized their day, what they ate and wore, what was the nature of family life, education, religion and entertainment. Students will be introduced to the methodology of ancient history and the critical analysis of a wide variety of historical source materials, including inscriptions and coins, as well as the interpretation of classical texts. Archaeological evidence, including art and architecture, will also be examined. Field trips to historical sites and museums in Rome and at Ostia Antica will be used to reanimate ancient Roman history.

*Course content subject to change