Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

CLAS 1120Q S01 [CRN: 24686]

"Everyone has heard of the Seven Wonders of the World," wrote Philo of Byzantium two millennia ago, and it's still true today. But what is a "Wonder"? And why seven of them? Why make such a list anyway, then or now? This class will use ancient texts, explorers' accounts, and archaeological investigations to travel through several thousand years of history in the Mediterranean and Near Eastern world. We will consider how the Seven Wonders captured past imaginations; the aura of technological achievements; the intersections of history, memory, invention, and myth; and how members of one culture view another culture's monuments. LILE
Course Syllabus
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Term
Spring 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
999
Course Attributes
Liberal Learning
Primary Instructor
Meetings
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Mon, Wed, Fri - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
07 (May 13, 2014 2:00pm)