CL CV 110

Introduction to Greek and Roman Literature

Comparative Arts and Letters College of Humanities

Course Description

Homer's Iliad, Sophocles' Oedipus the King, Vergil's Aeneid, and other important works of the Greeks and Romans.

When Taught

Fall, Winter, Spring

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Note

All readings in English.

Title

Principles and Practice of Literary Method

Learning Outcome

Successful students will begin to apply principles and practice of literary method with specific reference to ancient texts.

Title

Evaluating Texts

Learning Outcome

Students should be able to evaluate texts through close reading and express the results of this evaluation in essays.

Title

Ancient Literary Works

Learning Outcome

By studying Aristotle's Poetics and then analyzing subsequest readings in epic poetry, tragedy, and philosophy in light of the Aristotle's ancient literary criticism students will be able to begin reading Greek and Roman texts (in translation) with a uniquely ancient perspective. They will be able to better understand all ancient literary works.

Title

Literary History of Classical Literature

Learning Outcome

Students will begin to understand the literary history of Classical literature in the larger context of political and cultural history.