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Readings.
 

Author factsheets:

-- Aristotle  (12-01-11) -- Petronius  (11-27-11)
-- Homer  (09-22-11; 12-05-11) -- Plutarch  (09-29-11)
-- Ovid  (09-12-11) -- Vergil  (11-21-11)

Primary sources:

-- Aristotle, Poetics  (tr. Halliwell)  (12-01-11)
-- Euripides, Iphigenia in Aulis  (tr. Walker)  (09-19-11)
-- Homer, Iliad  (selections, tr. Fagles)  (09-22-11; 09-26-11)
-- Homer, Odyssey1, 9, 10, 11, 12, 22, 23  (tr. Fagles)  (12-05-11)
-- Ovid, Met. 4-5, "The Story of Perseus..."  (tr. Humphries)  (09-12-11)

-- Petronius, Satyricon (tr. Sullivan)  (11-28-11)
-- Plutarch, Life of Alexander  (tr. Scott-Kilvert)  (09-29-11; 10-03-11)
-- Plutarch, Life of Antony  (tr. Scott-Kilvert)  (10-24-11)
-- Plutarch et al. on Spartacus (tr. Winkler et al.)  (10-04-11)

-- Vergil, Georgics 4, "Orpheus and Eurydice"  (tr. Kline)  (11-22-11)

Secondary sources:

Encyclopedia entries:

-- Eurydice  (11-14-11)
-- Iphigenia  (09-19-11)
-- Orpheus  (11-14-11; 11-21-11)
-- Paris  (09-26-11)
-- Perseus  (09-12-11)

Articles and essays:

-- Claridge (2010).  "Colosseum" and "Ludus Magnus."  (11-01-11)
-- Cyrino (2004).  "Gladiator & Contemporary American Society."  (11-03-11)
-- Cyrino (2005).  Chapter 5, "Cleopatra (1963)."  (10-18-11)
-- Dzielska (1995).  "The Life and Death of Hypatia."  (11-08-11; 11-10-11)
-- Fredricksmeyer (2007).  "Black Orpheus, Myth and Ritual."  (11-15-11)
-- Halleran (1988).  "Introduction" (to Heracles).  (09-15-11)
-- Harryhausen & Dalton (2003).  "In the Lap of the Gods."  (09-15-11)
-- McDonald (2001).  "Eye of the Camera, Eye of the Victim."  (09-20-11)
-- Nikoloutsos (2008).  "The Alexander Bromance."  (10-04-11; 10-06-11)
-- Seigel (2007). "...O Brother...and Homer's Odyssey." (12-06-11)
-- Solomon (2007).  "Viewing Troy."  (09-27-11)
-- Sullivan (2001).  "Social Ambience...."  (12-01-11)
-- Winkler (2007).  "The Holy Cause of Freedom."  (10-13-11)
-- Wyke (1997).  "Spectacles of Seduction and Conquest."  (10-25-11)
-- Zanelli (1969).  "From the Planet Rome."  (11-29-11)

   
Film & cinema.
 

Handouts:

-- Critical and Technical Glossary of the Cinema  (09-15-11)
-- Laptop agreement form  (09-06-11)
-- Types of sources and Scholarship  (11-08-11)

Writing guides:

-- Gocsik, K. and R. Barsam, Writing about Movies  (W.W. Norton Co., 2007)

Databases and websites:

-- Film Resources at Scribner Library  (via Lucy2)
-- Film Resources on the Web  (K. Wetherington, Duke University)
-- IMDb: The Internet Movie Database
-- Looking at Movies companion website  (W.W. Norton Co.)

In-class viewings:

-- Cabiria  (Pastrone, 1914)  (09-08-11)  [link]
-- Cleopatra  (Edwards, 1917)  (10-25-11)  [Wikipedia link]
-- Cleopatra  (DeMille, 1934)  (10-25-11)  [link]
-- Cleopatra  (Roddam, 1999)  (10-25-11)  [link 1]  [link 2]
-- Citizen Kane  (Welles, 1941)  (10-06-11)  [link]
-- The Fall of the Roman Empire  (Mann, 1964)  (11-03-11)  [link]
-- The Great Train Robbery  (Porter, 1903)  (09-08-11)  [link 1]  [link 2]
-- HBO Rome  (2005-07)  (10-25-11)  [link]
-- A Trip to the Moon  (Méliès, 1902)  (09-08-11)  [part 1]  [part 2]

   
Classical studies.
 

Mythology:

-- Encyclopedia Mythica: myths, legends, folklore

History and culture:

-- Diotima: Women and gender in the ancient world
-- Overview of Classical Greek History  (T. Martin, via Perseus)
-- Perseus Digital Library

Art and archaeology:

-- Ancient City of Athens image repository
-- ARTstor: The premiere art history image database
-- Maecenas:  Images of Ancient Greece and Rome
-- Metis: Virtual reality tours of Greek sites

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