Announcements

Medici villa, Poggio a Caiano (Prato)

Welcome to this class!

May 22

Final exams, final grades

All grades for the final exam have been posted on Blackboard. The final grades have also been submitted through Solar. Statistics about the grades assigned during the class have been posted here.

Have a nice summer!

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May 20

Papers, exams

All grades for the papers have been posted on Blackboard. The grades for the exam will be posted there by Friday, and the final grades will be visible on Solar by Saturday.

If you are one of those few who came to the final exam but never submitted a paper, you have only until tonight to email me a paper (even with a penalty for lateness, you might have a chance to pass the class).

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May 18

The papers (updated announcement)

135 papers have already been corrected. The rest should be done by Tuesday night. The first grades for the papers have already been posted in the Blackboard site for this class, which has been opened and made available. My comments for each paper, unfortunately, cannot be easily posted in Blackboard (I just found out). Therefore, once your grade appears online, you will have to email me with your name and Stony Brook Id number, and I will send you back the comments. You can also come and see me, to review those comments and to discuss your paper. I will be available Tuesday and Wednesday morning, this week only, between 10:30 and 12:30, in my office. Keep in mind that there is no paper to pick up: all papers were reviewed on the computer, and the only comments that were written down are those that you may receive via email.

Final exam

Remember that the Final exam will take place today, Monday, May 18, from 5:15 until 7:15, inside the Stony Brook Union Auditorium 123.

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May 8

Last presentation

I have posted the links to the last presentation, on St. Augustine and the virtues of the ancient Romans: you can see this presentation in PowerPoint 2007, in Acrobat (PDF), or in Rich Text Format (without any of the pictures.

Late papers

Late papers are still being accepted, even though the announced penalty for lateness will be applied.

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May 5

Final exam

The Final exam will take place on Monday, May 18, from 5:15 until 7:15, inside the Stony Brook Union Auditorium 123.

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May 4

New material

I have completed and posted Unit 12, topics 3-5 (on Polytheism in ancient Rome; the Romans, the Jews, the Christians; popular Catholicism in Italy).

The paper

As of 11:50 AM, I had received and filed 178 papers. I have acknowledged receipt for all the papers that I have received so far, inside the paper submission page. No papers are waiting to be filed at this time. If you sent your paper but you don't see “yes” next to your name, please e-mail me immediately, including with your message a copy of the paper. If you sent your paper after the time of the last update, please check the submission page again for further updates. Keep in mind that the penalty for lateness is half a point per day.

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Apr. 30

The paper

As of 11:16 PM, I had received and filed 164 papers. I have acknowledged receipt for all the papers that I have received so far, inside the paper submission page. No papers are waiting to be filed at this time. If you sent your paper but you don't see “yes” next to your name, please e-mail me immediately, including with your message a copy of the paper. If you sent your paper after the time of the last update, please check the submission page again for further updates.

Keep in mind that papers received by the end of today, April 30, will be accepted with no penalty. Starting tomorrow, May 1, a penalty of half a point per day will be applied to late papers.

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Apr. 28

New material

I have completed and posted Unit 12, topics 1-2 on the poet Lucretius, the ancient Romans and religion.

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Apr. 27

New material

Two new units have been completed and posted, Unit 11, topic 2 (on the fall of the Roman Empire), and Unit 11, topic 3 (on the novel The Last Legion, by Valerio Massimo Manfredi).

Deadline - Penalty for lateness

The deadline for the submission of the paper is Wednesday, Apr. 29. The penalty for lateness is half a point per day (starting from Friday, May 1), deducted from the numeric score associated with the grade of the paper. Extensions to submit the paper after the deadline, without incurring in a penalty, will be granted only under special circumstances, and should be requested in a timely fashion.

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Apr. 26

The paper: where to verify that it was received

I have opened a new page where the receipt of the papers will acknowledged: see here. That page will be updated once or twice per day. Check on that page to verify that your paper was received by me (rules and instructions about the submission of the paper can be found inside the syllabus).

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Apr. 23

New slideshow

A slideshow has been added at the beginning of Unit 10, topics 5-6. It shows portraits of Roman Emperors from the Parrish Museum in Southampton (NY).

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Apr. 22

News about Italy

New links have been posted inside the cultural section of the page on Italy in the news.

New presentation

I have posted Unit 11, topic 1, on the historical novel Pompeii, by Robert Harris (2003).

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Apr. 20

New material

Unit 10, topics 5-6 has been posted, together with a new required reading by Tacitus, on the Emperor Nero, the murder of Agrippina, and on the great fire of Rome.

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Apr. 17

News about Italy

Links to several articles on the earthquake in Italy have been posted inside the Italy in the news section.

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Apr. 15

Audio files, new readings

At the beginning of Unit 10, topics 1-3 and of Unit 10, topic 4 you now find audio files with my commentary, to replace the class of today, that has been cancelled. Keep in mind that those audio files are based on last year's presentation, and therefore the slide numbers don't always match, even though the relevant content has remained the same.

Unit 10 is connected to a new required reading, by Tacitus: A mutiny of the Roman Legions.

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Apr. 14

Class canceled

I am canceling our class of Wednesday, Apr. 15, together with the office hour that follows (I am attending a Stony Brook University event in the city). Read the various parts of the new unit, Unit 10, that have been posted.

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Apr. 13

New material

I have posted Unit 10, topics 1-3, on Tacitus and Roman historiography during the Empire, and Unit 10, topic 4 (on Tacitus's account of a mutiny of the Roman legions).

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Apr. 7

New material

I have completed and posted Unit 9, topics 1-2, on the strategies that made the Roman Empire successful.

Links to several articles on the earthquake in Italy have been posted inside the Italy in the news section.

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Apr. 1

New material

I have completed and posted Unit 8, topics 5-6, which contains the synopses and analyses of the movies Spartacus and Gladiator).

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Mar. 31

Italian Opera at SBU

Apr. 17, Friday, 8 :00 p.m., and Apr. 19, Sunday, 2:00 p.m., Stony Brook Opera: Mozart's Così Fan Tutte. A full production with sets, costumes, theatrical lighting and the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra in the pit. Call 631-632-2787 for tickets: $24 per person; $12 for students and seniors (who are registered as such with the Staller Center Box Office). Free pre-opera lecture one hour before each performance.

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Mar. 30

New material: Unit 8

I have completed and posted Unit 8, topics 1-2, and also Unit 8, topics 3-4.

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Mar. 26

Italy in the news

Links to several new articles have been posted inside the Italy in the news section.

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Mar. 25

New material: Unit 7

Both sections of Unit 7 are now posted: Unit 7, topics 1-2, and Unit 7, topics 3-4.

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Mar. 24

Cody Walk

Join the Cody Center on May 3 and Walk to raise awareness of Developmental Disabilities. The day will include a 2.2 mile walk, activities for children, and information tables for disability agencies and service providers. To register online visit Cody Walk or call (631) 632-3744 for more information.

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Mar. 23

New material: Units 6, 7

The three sections of Unit 6 are now complete. The first part of Unit 7 (topics 1-2) has been posted. The relevance of their topics is marked in its Topics and readings section.

Forma Urbis Romae

Illustrating a section of unit 5, I placed the famous map of ancient Rome, known as Forma Urbis, on the wrong temple. click on the following link to find information about the Stanford Digital project to reconstruct this large map (approximately 60 x 40 feet), which was carved on a marble slab originally housed inside the Temple of Peace.

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Mar. 17

Happy birthday, Italy!

148 years ago, on March 17, 1861, Italy became a nation (see map). Italy is getting ready to celebrate its 150th year as a nation in 2011. The website has been created, italia150.it, to provide information about the various initiatives that are being planned in Turin (the link takes you to the English version of that site).

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Mar. 16

Unit 5

Various sections of Unit 5 have been posted: Unit 5, topics 1-3, Unit 5, topic 4, and Unit 5, topic 5.

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Mar. 12

Italy in the news

Links to several new articles have been posted inside the Italy in the news section.

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Mar. 10

Assistants

I have selected two students to work with me on the website. Many thanks to all those who volunteered.

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Mar. 9

New material

I have completed Unit 4, topics 4-5, and I have posted Unit 4, topics 6-8, which is the third and final part of that unit.

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Mar. 4

New material

I have posted Unit 4, topics 4-5: more sections will be added to it, but whatever you already find is in its complete form.

I have added a new required reading, on the foundational myths of the ancient Romans.

Assistant sought

I'm looking for 1-2 students, with a good GPA and adequate computer skills (PC preferably), to assist me in the organization of various material made available through this website. In exchange for this kind of support, which requires a good understanding of relevant contents, the student(s) will not be required to submit a paper at the end of the semester. Their grade for that component will be assessed on the basis of the quality of the service rendered. Availability for weekly or biweekly meetings with the instructor is also necessary. If you're interested, and you think you qualify for the job, come to see me during office hours ASAP.

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Feb. 25

New material

I have completed Unit 4, topics 1-3.

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Feb. 23

Topics and readings

I have reorganized the sections with topics and readings for the various units. You can access them from the Lectures page, or you can go directly to Topics and readings for units 0-1, and Topics and readings topics for units 2-3. Real stars can now be found in all pages, in lieu of asterisks.

I have posted an online required reading, on Maurice Hewlett, and local identities, cultures in Tuscany.

Inside the first part of Unit 3, I have added the slideshow that I mentioned in class last week, on Italy's past, restored and revisited.

Italy in the news

Links to two new articles have been posted inside Italy in the news.

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Feb. 22

New material

Unit 3, topics 4-5 and Unit 3, topics 6-8 have been completed and posted.

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Feb. 20

Temporary interruption of service

Yahoo, which hosts my website, had problems between approximately 6:30 PM last night and early this morning: this has been the longest interruption of service that I've ever experienced since I registered my domain, years ago. My account, during those hours, remained in read-only mode, and the pages that I was working on when the problem ensued, including those of HUI216, became inaccessible, showing a 403 Forbidden error message to visitors. Luckily, everything seems to be back to normal now.

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Feb. 18

New material

I have posted the first two parts of Unit 3, Topics 1-3 and Topic 4.

Video/audio of all lectures

Click on the following link to access audio and video recordings of all our lectures from the beginning of the semester.

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Feb. 16

New material

I have posted Unit 2, divided in 3 parts (topic 1, 2, and 3).

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Feb. 11

New material

I have posted Unit 1, topic 9.

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Feb. 9

Italy in the news

Links to two new articles (on the case of Eluana Englaro) have been posted in the section "Social, political, economic issues", inside the page entitled Italy in the news.

New material

Two sections on Apulia have been added to Unit 1: they summarize the relevant contents from a suggested reading mentioned in that unit. Topic 1.4 has been added to the unit presented in class last week. A new unit, with topics 1.5-1.7, has been added.

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Feb. 2

Unit 1

The first part of Unit 1 has been posted.

Additions to Unit 0

Unit 0 is now complete. Minor revisions and additions have been made (see especially the new links inside the section entitled "Metamorphosis"). New sections and new topics have been added to Unit 0 for today's lecture.

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Jan. 27

Lecture notes

The material for the next lecture will be made available online by tomorrow morning. Later on in the semester, presentations will be posted more timely. Since I am the Graduate Program Director of my Department, during the first two weeks of the semester I have to devote a lot of time to office work.

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