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Courses - Spring 2024
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02/28/2024 at 10:30 PM
Classical Antiquity and the Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with: CINE316.
Credit only granted for: CLAS316 or CINE316.
Many films, while rooted in the time and place in which they were created, draw upon themes and stories from ancient Greek and Roman literature. While the filmmakers' understandings of modern social forces affect their representations of the ancient world, the ancient works also shape the ways in which filmmakers tell their stories. Film criticism and close reading complement each other in the analysis of films and the ancient works on which they are based.