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CLAS 2109: Self and Society: General Info & Syllabus

Open Educational Resource (OER) created for the Classics 2019 sections.

Syllabus and Packet

Schedule

For The Odyssey readings, please check out a copy of the Lattimore translation from the library CORE shelves.

M - Metamorphoses by Ovid, individual readings linked below (source: Penguin Classics, translated by David Raeburn)

8/28: Introduction and syllabus
8/30: Hesiod’s Theogony (OER, at right)
9/4: Works and Days 1-201 (OER, at right), Deucalion & Pyrrha (M 1.312-415), Genesis, Flood myths (packet)
9/6: Female Initiation, Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite (packet), Daphne (M 1.451-567), Io (M 1.568-687), Callisto (M 2.401-530), Europa (M 2.833-875), Procne (M 6.412-674)
9/13: Male initiation, Strabo, ephebic oath, Apaturia, hair growing (packet)
9/20: Narcissus (M 3.338-510), Cyparissus (M 10.86-141), Hyacinthus (M10.162-219), Ganymede (M 10.154-161), Hermaphroditus (M 4.273.386), Caenis (M 12. 186-209)
9/25: Cult Initiation – Homeric Hymn to Demeter (packet)
9/27: Eleusinian Mysteries (packet)
10/2: Heroes – Rank, Lord Raglan, Bellerophon (packet), Hercules (M9.133—272), Perseus (M 4.603-805)
10/4: Athenian myth cycle – Theseus (M 7.403-452), Jason (packet)
10/9: MIDTERM
10/11: Sophocles’ Oedipus the King lines 1- 634 (OER, at right)
10/16: Oedipus the King 635 – end
10/23: The Odyssey, Books 1, 2, 3 (Library CORE shelves)
10/25: Books 4, 5, 6
10/30: Books 7, 8, 9
11/6: Books 10, 11, 12
11/8: Books 16, 17, 18
11/13: Books 19, 20, 21
11/15: Books 22, 23, 24  Museum paper due
11/20: Euripides’ Medea lines 1- 663 (OER, at right)
11/27: Medea 664 – end
11/29: Prostitutes, Amazons, metics and foreigners (packet)
12/4: Pleasantville (movie) part I     Papers due at beginning of class
12/6: Pleasantville part II
12/11: Discussion of “others”, Review

Hesiod

Sophocles

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Euripides