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Ancient Literature Courses in English

(No Greek or Latin Required)

Clsx 223. Classical Mythology. 3 cr.

A study of the  major myths of Greece and Rome with attention to their influence on art and literature.

Clsx 230. Ancient Theatre. 3 cr.

An examination of the origins and development of ancient tragedy and comedy. Special attention is given to the representation of myth, sex, death, and humor.

Clsx 231. Ancient Epic. 3 cr.

A study of ancient epic literature with particular attention to the techniques of oral and literary composition.

Clsx 232. Contemporary Literature and Classics. 3 cr.

An investigation of the influence of ancient myth on 20th century French, German, Italian, English and American literature.

Clsx 233. Ancient Satire. 3 cr.

An investigation of the satirical element with reference to the writings of Lucian, Lucilius, Horace, Persius, Martial, and Juvenal.

Clsx 234. Demons, Angels, Sinners and Saints.  3 cr.

An examination of representations of sanctity and sin in a variety of medieval texts.  This course focuses specifically on how models of corporeality, sex, and gender shape notions of holiness and hellishness. 

Clsx 235. Love and Violence in Roman Poetry. 3 cr.

An exploration of the poetic representations of love and violence in Propertius, Catullus, Vergil, Juvenal, and Ovid, with special attention to Roman representations of sex and gender. 

Clsx 236. Greek, Roman and Medieval Mothers. 3 cr.

An exploration of the representation of mothers, motherhood, and the maternal body in medical, mythological, and religious literature from ancient Greece to the High Middle Ages.

Clsx 260. Classical Tradition in Literature. 3 cr.

A study of the influences of Graeco-Roman civilization on later literature, art, and culture.

Clsx 303W Seminar: Women in Antiquity. 3 cr.

An exploration of the reality of women’s lives in ancient Greece and Rome.  Sex and gender dynamics, and the representation of women in material artifacts, will be discussed.

Clsx 322: Literature in the Augustan Period. 3 cr.

A reading of a sampling of the works of Vergil, Horace, Propertius, and Ovid as well as Livy’s histories, focusing on Vergil’s Aeneid.