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Syllabi for Courses & Lessons for Units on Roman Women


    Courses and Teaching Materials on Roman Women.

Maria S. Marsilio, Saint Joseph's University (Philadelphia)
    Sexuality and Gender in the Ancient World, accompanying bibliography: Spring 2015. The course studies ancient Greek and Roman cultural constructions of gender through reading in English legal, philosophical, medical, historical, religious, and literary works.

Davina McClain, Loyola University (New Orleans)
    Pandora’s Daughters: Spring 2003. A course on Greek and Roman women in English.

Ann Raia, The College of New Rochelle (New York)
    Puella, Matrona, Meretrix: Fall 2002 (predates The Worlds of Roman Women); Spring 2007 (with Worlds of Roman Women and Companion as course texts). These syllabi were designed for Latin students in their 4th-5th semesters; they contain links to reading lists, internet sites, assignments, and projects.

Stacie Raucci, Union College (NY)
    Sex and Gender in Antiquity: Fall 2008. Syllabus for a course that examines representations of gender and sexuality in ancient Greece and Rome, using literature, artwork, and archaeological evidence to reconstruct definitions of the masculine and feminine. The course also includes an ethics component.

Judith Lynn Sebesta, University of South Dakota
    Women in Antiquity: Spring 2006. Syllabus for a course on ancient women in English.

John H. Starks Jr, Binghamton University
    De vitis mulierum Romanarum: Fall 2011. Syllabus for an Intermediate Latin course with reading and viewing assignments in The Worlds of Roman Women and On-Line Companion.


Donald Connor, Trinity School (New York)
     The Latin text with a running full-entry vocabulary below and a facing commentary, elegantly laid out with illustrations in PDF format; worksheets are included. These unadapted passages from Ovid's Metamorphoses were designed for ninth grade students making the transition from the Cambridge Latin Course to reading Latin authors, first Caesar then Ovid. The course, called "Latin Prose and Poetry," introduces the students to meter, figures of speech, and poetic word order.

 Ovid's Metamorphoses X.560-707: The Tale of Atalanta and Hippomenes
 Ovid's Metamorphoses VI.146-312: The Tale of Niobe and her Children
 Ovid's Metamorphoses I.89-150: The Four Ages
 Ovid's Metamorphoses I. 253-415: The Flood, Pyrrha and Deucalion
 Ovid's Metamorphoses III.528-733: The Tale of Pentheus and Dionysus
 Ovid's Metamorphoses IV.663-764: The Tale of Perseus and Andromeda
 Ovid's Metamorphoses X.1-77: The Tale of Orpheus and Eurydice
 Ovid's Metamorphoses XI.90-145: The Tale of Midas and his Daughter
 Ovid's Metamorphoses XIII.750-897: The Tale of Acis and Galatea

Edmund DeHoratius, Wayland High School (Boston)
    "Petronius' Matron of Ephesus." This lesson was created for the opening of the Latin 3 year. One PDF file (36 pages) contains Latin text, both continuous and chunked in shorter passages linked to vocabulary, notes and discussion questions, an introduction to author and work, an Appendix of vocabulary and forms for the demonstrative and personal pronouns and adjectives; a second is a creative "Quiz on Text and Image."

Sarah Hull, CUNY Hunter Graduate Student now teaching Middle School (New York City)
    "A Lesson Plan on Roman Marriage." This unit lesson plan and accompanying classroom activity is intended to introduce students from middle-school to high school to aspects of Roman Marriage. An accompanying PowerPoint presentation is available on CD upon request.

Keely Lake, Wayland Academy (Beaver Dam, WI)
     "A Vertical Approach – Ancient Women, mostly Roman, in Latin 1, 2, and 3-4." This guide to integrating Roman women into the four-year high school curriculum introduces ancient women through secondary materials and various Latin readings in poetry and prose that can be found in The Worlds of Roman Women and Companion; it includes materials for discussion, independent assignment and assessment and is accompanied by a PowerPoint Presentation on Roman Women.

Anne Leen, Furman University (Greenville, SC)
    "A Lesson Plan for Livy AUC 2.40: Veturia" (see The Worlds of Roman Women in The World of the State). A teaching guide in five parts: background, additional vocabulary and translation aids, 30 comprehension questions for class discussion, an exercise for structural analysis, and a quiz.

Anne Leen, Furman University (Greenville, SC)
    "A Lesson for Cicero De Oratore 3,12.45: Laelia" (see Laelia in The World of Learning). The lesson on Laelia's Latin is in seven parts: introduction, text, vocabulary and notes, comprehension and discussion questions, suggestions for activities, and a bibliography.

Chris Ann Matteo, The Edmund Burke School (Maryland)
    “A Lesson Plan in Counterpoint: using the Worlds of Roman Women alongside Ecce Romani III.” A unit for 3rd year high school Latin.

Ann R. Raia and Judith Lynn Sebesta
Updated October 2013