CL200: THE CLASSICAL WORLD


FEBRUARY
1 GREEK HISTORY: THE PERSIAN WARS
Arnush
READ: Selections from Herodotus' Histories
Persian War Preparations (7.176-7.187)
Thermopylae (7.202-238)
READ: Kebric, Greek People, Chap. 5
An Abbreviated, Illustrated History of the Persian Wars (Prof. Janice Siegel, Temple University)
3 GREEK HISTORY: THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR & CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Arnush
READ: Selections from Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War
Prologue (1.1.1-3)
Historiography (1.20-1.23)
Pericles' Funeral Oration (2.34-2.46)
The Plague (2.47-2.55)
Revolution in Corcyra (3.69-3.85)
READ: Kebric, Greek People, Chaps. 6-7; Murray, "Greek Historians," pp. 312-318
Chronological Table for the Classical Age (Prof. Janice Siegel, Temple University)
4 WEB AUTHORING TUTORIAL
Phylise Banner, CITS
Bibliographic Instruction Room (ground floor, Scribner Library), 12.30-2.00pm
5 GREEK ART: THE HOMERIC AGE
MECHEM
READ: Homer, Odyssey 1-4
PAPER ASSIGNED
RSVP for Segal dinner
8 GREEK ART: THE ARCHAIC AGE
Mechem
READ: Homer, Odyssey 5-8
CHATROOM QUESTION: Examine this example of a kouros (KOO-ross), or male nude statue, and explain how it embodies Greek notions of arete.

WEB AUTHORING TUTORIAL
Phylise Banner, CITS
Bibliographic Instruction Room (ground floor, Scribner Library), 2.30-4.00pm

9 WEB AUTHORING TUTORIAL
Phylise Banner, CITS
Bibliographic Instruction Room (ground floor, Scribner Library), 7-8.30pm
10 GREEK ART: THE CLASSICAL AGE
Mechem
READ: Homer, Odyssey 9-12
Archaic and Classical Greek Art
CHATROOM FOR FRIDAY: Identify your favorite passage in the Odyssey (tell us the passage by book number and verses or "line numbers," such as 10.45-90 = book 10, lines 45-90) and tell us why you find it so rich and rewarding.
11 "Journey, Death, and Knowledge in the Classical Epic Tradition: From Gilgamesh to Ovid."
Prof. Charles Segal, Walter C. Klein Professor of the Classics, Harvard University
Davis Auditorium, 8pm
12 "Textiles as Metaphors in the Middle Ages."
Nancy Jones
EN201, "Evolving Canon I," Palamountain 300, 9.05-10.00
12 HOMER'S ODYSSEY
Segal
READ: Homer, Odyssey 13-16
CHATROOM QUESTION FOR MONDAY: Given that the Odyssey centers around Odysseus, why do you think the first four books are devoted to the adventures of Telemachus?  How does this arrangement color the reading experience?
15 HOMER'S ODYSSEY
Curley
READ: Homer, Odyssey 17-20
17 HOMER'S ODYSSEY
Curley
READ: Homer, Odyssey 21-24
Odyssey images from Perseus
19 GREEK TRAGEDY: INTRODUCTION
Arnush An Illustrated Lecture on the Greek Theater; on Greek Drama (Dr. Janice Siegel, Temple University)
Staging an Ancient Greek Play (Dr. Walter Englert, Reed College)
CHATROOM QUESTION FOR MONDAY: In the Agamemnon, at lines 957 or so, Clytemnestra has a great speech:  "The sea is there...."  What is she talking about?  Think about what is happening onstage while she is speaking.
22 GREEK TRAGEDY: AESCHYLUS
Curley
READ: Aeschylus, Agamemnon
24 GREEK TRAGEDY: SOPHOCLES
Curley
READ: Sophocles, Oedipus the King
26 GREEK TRAGEDY: EURIPIDES
Curley
READ: Euripides, Bacchae
PAPER DUE
CHATROOM QUESTIONS FOR MONDAY: Why do the symposiasts choose to discuss the topic of love? What do you (the students) think can be gained or learned from discussing such a topic? And what are the different ways in which such a topic can be discussed?


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