ENG*216*10 Description

Classical Literature

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.