Skidmore College
Classics 224:  The Hero(ine's) Tale
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N.B.:  You must do all readings before the classes for which they are assigned.

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Unit I:  Homer's Iliad
Unit II:  Homer's Odyssey
Unit III:  Hesiod
Unit IV:  Hellenistic Epic
Unit V:  Vergil's Aeneid
Unit VI:  Ovid's Metamorphoses
 
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Unit I:  Homer's Iliad
January
Course overview
Introduction to Homer
The proem of the Iliad
Iliad 1-6
February
Iliad 7-12
Iliad 13-18
Iliad 19-24
Euripides, Trojan Women (packet)
Evening lecture: Charles Segal
 
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Unit II:  Homer's Odyssey
February
Odyssey 1-6
Odyssey 7-12
  Odyssey 13-18
Odyssey 19-24
March
Ovid, Heroides 1 (packet)
Introduction to Hesiod
Essay I due
 
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Unit III:  Hesiod
March
Theogony and Works and Days (packet)
The Shield of Heracles and 
The Contest of Homer and Hesiod (packet)
Project Phase I due
Midterm examination (units I-III)
Spring Break
 
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Unit IV:  Hellenistic Epic
March
The Epic Cycle (packet)
Introduction to Apollonius
Argonautica 1-2
Essay I rewrite due
Argonautica 3-4
Introduction to Callimachus
April
Hecale:  assignment and reconstruction
 
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Unit V:  Vergil's Aeneid
April
Aeneid 1-4
Introduction to Vergil
Aeneid 5-8
Aeneid 9-12
Project phase II due
  Catullus, Poem 64
Pre-Vergilian Latin epic
 
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Unit VI:  Ovid's Metamorphoses
April
Introduction to Ovid
Metamorphoses 1-4
Essay II due.
Metamorphoses 5-8
Presentations:  Becca, Keith, Matt H., Nicole
Metamorphoses 9-12
Presentations:  Bob, Ellen, Heidi, Will
  Metamorphoses 13-15
Presentations:  Judy, Tristan, Matt K.
May
Conclusions
Project phase III
Final project presentations, 8:00 p.m.
Essay II rewrites due.
12
Final examination (units IV-VI), 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
 

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