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Academic Year 2005/2006
The Heroic Age of Greece
CCIV 277 SP
This course will study the earliest periods in Greek culture through both archaeology and written texts. Archaeological evidence will be the primary evidence for constructing a picture of the society and culture of the
Greeks; the epic poems of Homer (ILIAD and ODYSSEY) and Hesiod (WORKS AND DAYS will be the textual sources. Some of the topics to be discussed include the reality and date of the poet Homer; the origins of Greek Art;
historicity of the Trojan War; early Greek religious practices; early Greek relations with non-Greeks and the formation of a Greek identity; and the transition from the Dark Age to the Archaic Period of Greece.
Homer, ILIAD and ODYSSEY
Morris & Powell, ed. A NEW COMPANION TO HOMER
and other readings to be determined
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Major research paper, in-class test, class presentation or second test.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Previous familiarity with Homer (in English) expected. Regular attendance and participation.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
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- Instructor(s): Meyer,Martina E
- Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: DWNY113;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 35)
- SR. major: 10 Jr. major: 5
- SR. non-major: 0 Jr. non-major: 5 SO: 10 FR: 5
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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