Spring 2013

Greek Civilization

Listed in: Classics, as CLAS-123  |  Women's and Gender Studies, as WAGS-123

Formerly listed as: CLAS-23

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Frederick T. Griffiths (Section 01)

Description

(Offered as CLAS 123 and WAGS 123.)  We read in English the major authors from Homer in the 8th century BCE to Plato in the 4th century in order to trace the emergence of epic, lyric poetry, tragedy, comedy, history, and philosophy. How did the Greek enlightenment, and through it Western culture, emerge from a few generations of people moving around a rocky archipelago? How did oral and mythological traditions develop into various forms of “rationality”: science, history, and philosophy? What are the implications of male control over public and private life and the written record? What can be inferred about ancient women if they cannot speak for themselves in the texts?  Other authors include Sappho, Herodotus, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Thucydides.  The course seeks to develop the skills of close reading and persuasive argumentation. Three class hours per week. 

Spring semester.  Professor Griffiths.

Cost: 15.00 ?

Keywords

Foreign culture taught in English, Writing attentive

Offerings

2014-15: Offered in Spring 2015
Other years: Offered in Spring 2011, Spring 2013

CC WAGS 23 2013 syllabus

Submitted by Frederick T. Griffiths on Wednesday, 1/16/2013, at 6:07 PM
 

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