CL201-000: The Greeks

January 12, 2016 - April 25, 2016
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
1:00pm - 2:15pm
White Hall 102
Reynolds, Joshua

A general survey of ancient Greek literature and culture. Study of the major texts of ancient Greece in their social, historical and archaeological context.

Who, when and where were the ancient Greeks?  How do their ideas and accomplishments still pertain to western civilization today?  This course surveys ancient Greek culture from its mythical and Bronze Age beginnings to its expansion throughout the Mediterranean and Asia Minor following the conquests of Alexander the Great (i.e., 2000s to 300s BC).  Although the focus will be literature and thought, we shall also pay considerable attention to socio-political, military, artistic and religious contexts.  Reading assignments will range in genre from poetry, comedy and tragedy, to philosophy, history, medicine and oratory.

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