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Roman Philosophy

How did Roman writers make sense of the natural world, human societies, and the place of the individual within these systems? This course explores representative philosophical writings of Cicero, Lucretius, Seneca, and Augustine. The course may focus on one or two of the above authors, or it may focus on a particular theme- e.g., friendship, the state, emotions, physics- depending on the interest and expertise of the instructor and students.

Course Number

GLAM 242 B1


Walsh, Lisl A.





Course Format


Course Format Description

Class will meet in-person (full or in smaller groups, depending on final enrollment) maximum 2x/week; other meetings will be remote. Synchronous/asynchronous meetings, assignments and assessment will depend on the location and preferences of students.

Time Slot

Mid Afternoon



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