Representations of Women in the Classical World

VMS 209S

The lives of women in the Classical world viewed through the visual culture of Classical art. Through images of women in statues, reliefs, coins, and painting, the course explores the role of visual representation in communicating complex social and political messages. Issues such as the construction of gender, the expression of power and status, the preservation of social hierarchies, the protection of normative values, and the manipulation and control of sexuality are considered.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • W
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • ARTHIST 215S
  • CLST 243S
Typically Offered