This course will survey representative texts of ancient Greece
and Rome, focusing on the genres of epic poetry, the dramatic
play, lyric poetry, and the philosophical fragment. It will
explore aspects of classical mythology, civilization, and
history, and it will trace how ancient Greece and Rome maintain
a dynamic presence in post-classical art, literature, and
culture. Authors to be studied may include Homer, Aeschylus,
Euripides, Sappho, Herakleitos, Catullus, Virgil, and Ovid.