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Spring 2021 UConn ECE Classics Workshop

Spring 2021 UConn ECE Classics Workshop

On Tuesday, May 5th UConn Early College Experience and the UConn ECE Faculty Coordinator for Classics, Sara Johnson (Associate Professor, Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies) met with certified Classics Instructors for their annual professional development workshop.

Instructors received an electronic copy of "Ethnicity in the Ancient World – Did it matter" by Erich S. Gruen.

The group divided up the text to provide brief summaries of each chapter and share questions and their thoughts.  Chapter topics are listed below:

  • Were Barbarians Barbaric?
  • Herodotus and Greekness
  • The Racial Judgments of Polybius
  • Rome’s Multiple Identities and Tangled Perspectives
  • Constructed Ethnicities in Republican Italy
  • The Chosen People and Mixed Marriages
  • Did Hellenistic Jews Consider Themselves a Race or a Religion?
  • Philo and Jewish Ethnicity
  • The Ethnic Vocabulary of Josephus
  • The Racial Reflections of Paul
  • Christians as a “Third Race”

UConn Classics courses offered through Early College Experience.