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Marriage and Death in Ancient Greece
CCIV 224 SP
In this course we study ancient Greek funerary and wedding ritual and the equivalence between them that is developed in literature and art: in literature, the parallel is especially marked in Greek tragedy; in art, it is
notable that the same kinds of ritual vases were used in both death and marriage rituals. Our course will explore these thematic links in ancient Greek culture from the 8th through the 4th centuries BCE.
Homer, ILIAD (selections), HOMERIC HYMN TO DEMETER, LOVE SONGS OF SAPPHO
a variety of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
2 hour exams (short answer and short essay; 40%)
1 final paper (5-7 pages; 30%)
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- Instructor(s): Katz,Marilyn A.
- Times: .M.W... 08:30AM-09:50AM; Location: DWNY100;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 50)
- SR. major: 8 Jr. major: 8
- SR. non-major: 8 Jr. non-major: 8 SO: 10 FR: 8
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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