The course was very fun. The professor is very passionate about the work he does. The only homework assignments we had for the class were readings. However, the readings could be a lot at certain times. The class can be boring, but it was fun to learn about Rome.
I took this class as my FYS in spring 2023. Even though I wasn't interested in Shakespeare, it was a great intro to college writing with a focus on short, 1-3 page papers interspersed with long 5-6 page papers. The final is a 7-9 page research paper.
There's reading for every class, but you can easily get away without doing it. The midterm was super easy. You only need to do one short presentation, and two very short papers and most students got an A or A-.