Greco-Roman antiquity has been a favorite topic of Hollywood for years. This fascination continues today, with the recent appearance of major blockbusters as well as TV productions. Why do the Greeks and Romans appeal to a modern audience? This course will consider ancient texts in translation alongside their modern film representations. Our goal will not be to consider where the films went wrong. Instead, we will question how these films recast and reinterpret classical texts to reflect modern interests. This course will include an entrepreneurship module. We will question what is entrepreneurship and if Hollywood's commodification of the ancient world is entrepreneurial.
Location & Meeting Time
Karp Hall-005+ M/W 03:05PM-04:45PM LEC