08-04-07 --- LTWL19C Lecture 1

08-04-07 --- LTWL19C Lecture 1 - LTWL 19C Greeks Vs. Romans...

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LTWL 19C Greeks Vs. Romans As of 146BC, Greek is a subject of Rome o Not slaves, but have to pay taxes and contribute to Roman military o Rome will protect/ avenge you from a foreign enemy 1. levitas: “lightness” “frivolousness” a. Romans view Greeks as ‘trivial’ i. Greek Men had no problem ‘dancing’ ii. Well known in Rome that Greek men were/had been bi-sexual b. Greek garb: i. Much lighter than Romans, might’ve been able to dance in them 2. gravitas: “heaviness” “serious” a. Roman men pride themselves on their manliness/’heaviness’ b. Roman national garb was a Toga i. Did not encourage movement: 1. move slowly and held left arm up, spoke slowly with lots of thought 3. New Comedy: a. Breaks the dramatic illusion b. Not as much swearing c. Modern, situational comedy (‘sitcom’) d. Plays always have a situations that is familiar to the audience i. “Stock” situations and “Stock” characters ii. Characteristics: 1. young man in love (still under the house of his father)
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course LTWL 19C taught by Professor Chamberlain during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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08-04-07 --- LTWL19C Lecture 1 - LTWL 19C Greeks Vs. Romans...

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