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CC200 CLASSICAL WORLD
M 11.15-12.10 TuTh 11.10-12.30 (Ladd 206)
Prof. Michael Arnush Ladd 209 x5462
marnush@skidmore.edu Hours: TuTh 1-2pm
 
Overview
Texts
Requirements
Schedule

Schedule    
Date Topic Instructor Reading
 
Introductions
1/25 Introduction, syllabus and requirements Arnush  
Unit 1: Homeric age
1/26 Homeric epic & oral tradition Curley Homer Od. 1-3
1/28

Homeric art & archaeology

Mechem Homer Od. 4-7
  Writing an effective essay Arnush  

2/1 History: 8th-7th centuries BCE Arnush Homer Od. 8-12; print-out and read passages from Homer and Thucydides
2/2 Fathers & sons Murray Homer Od. 13-14
2/4 Guest-friendship Curley Homer Od. 15-18
 

What does a philologist do?
Essay 1 assignment on Homeric epic

Curley  

2/8 Men & women Murray Homer Od. 19-22
2/9 Discussion: Homeric Age Arnush Homer Od. 23-24
Unit 2: Periclean age
2/11

History: 481-431 BCE
Essay 1 due

Arnush

Herodotus & Thucydides


2/15 Art & archaeology: Parthenon Mechem Hurwitt, "The Rock and the Goddess"
Classical World Lecture: Prof. Ruth Scodel, Univ. of Michigan, 5.30pm Emerson
2/16 Theater Mechem
  What does an archaeologist do? Mechem  
  Essay 2 assignment on archaeology, tragedy and the stage Arnush  
2/18 Aeschylus; society and the stage Porter Aeschylus Agamemnon

2/22 Sophocles Porter Sophocles Oedipus
 
Distribute essay 2 before the next class to peer critic
   
2/23 Pericles' vision for Athens and its aftermath: the plague & Melos Arnush Thuc. 2.47-55; 2.61-65; 5.85-113
  Peer critique of essay 2    
2/25 Euripides Porter Euripides Trojan Women

3/1 Daily life: Homeric & Periclean ages
Essay 2 due 
Arnush
Mechem
 
3/2 Aristophanes Curley Aristophanes Clouds
Grammar & Style Workshop: Wed., March 3rd, Bolton 282, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
3/4 Plato Ostrow Plato Symposium 1-31
Plato Phaedo (selections; handout)
  Homerathon! 8pm--?? Tower Penthouse

3/8 Plato
Hedwig and the Angry Inch: "Origin of Love"
Ostrow Plato Symposium 45-end
3/9 Discussion: Periclean age Arnush  
3/11 Midterm examination Arnush  

Spring Break

Unit 3: Roman Republic - The Ciceronian Age
3/22 Roman Republican values Arnush
3/23 Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 BCE Arnush Cicero Against Verres I
  What does an historian do?
Essay 3 assignment on the Roman Republic
   
3/25 Cicero & epistolary literature Arnush Cicero Letters (pp. 58-100)

3/29
Cicero & philosophy
Mechem Cicero On Old Age
3/30 Republican art Mechem  
4/1

Cicero & rhetoric

Arnush Cicero Second Philippic
 

Effective oral presentations

   

4/5 Discussion: Ciceronian age Arnush  
  Essay 3 draft due    
4/6 Arnush
Mechem
Tang presentations
Unit 4: Augustan age
4/8 Meet in Harder 108 to prep Met visit Arnush  
4/10 Trip to Metropolitan Museum
Team presentations & the Roman domus
Dept. Depart 7.30am, Case Center

4/12 Augustan art Mechem Vergil Aeneid 1-3
4/13

History: 31 BCE - 14 CE
Caz's presentation on Augustan art & propaganda
How to revise a paper: lessons learned
Assignment: revision of essay 3

Arnush Augustus Res Gestae
4/15 Vergil & the epic tradition Murray Vergil Aeneid 4-6
4/16 Parilia: Classics undergraduate conference   Depart 9.00am, Case Center

4/19 Vergil Murray Vergil Aeneid 7-8
4/20 Vergil Wiesmann Vergil Aeneid 9-10
4/22 Vergil Curley  Vergil Aeneid 11-12

4/26 Elegy Curley

Print and bring to class Ovid, Heroides 1 and Heroides 7; review Odyssey 19, Aeneid 4

4/27 Explorations of the printed word
Class meets in Pohndorff Room, Library
Arnush
Copans

Pohndorff Room assignments

  Tom and Emily   Book 1
  Kristin and Brandon   Book 2: image 1, image 2
  Shannon and Noam   Book 3: image 1, image 2
  Alex and Liz   Book 4: image 1, image 2
  Suren, Racquel and Caz   CD (handout)
       
4/29 Daily life: Ciceronian & Augustan ages
Revised essay 1, 2 or 3 due
Arnush
Mechem
The classical tradition
"Papyrus Making 101" 

5/3 Discussion: Augustan age Arnush  
5/4 Discussion: Classical world Arnush