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CC200 CLASSICAL WORLD
MWF 11.15-12.10 + W 10.10-11.00 or 4.10-5.00

Prof. Michael Arnush Ladd 209 x5462
marnush@skidmore.edu Hours: MW 12.15-1.15pm
Overview
Texts
Requirements
Schedule

Schedule
Date
Topic
Instructor
Reading
Please bring each assigned reading (purchased or linked) to the appropriate class session.
Introductions
1/23
Arnush
1/25
Department
Schaps, Handbook for Classical Research (excerpts)
Unit 1: Homeric age
1/27
Homeric epic & oral tradition
Curley
Homer Od. 1-4

1/30

Homeric art & archaeology

Mechem
Homer Od. 5-8
2/1
Arnush

Homer Od. 9-12
Homer & Thucydides
(bring to class)

  Writing workshop: the effective essay Arnush 10.10-11.00: Ladd 207
  Departmental grading standards   4.10-5.00: BO 101
  Essay 1 assignment on Homeric community   Homerathon! assignments


2/3
Guests & hosts
Curley
Homer Od. 13-16

2/6
Fathers & sons
Curley
Homer Od. 17-20
2/7 Homerathon! Intercultural Lounge, 8pm Department  
2/8
Men & women
Westerhold
Homer Od. 21-24
2/10
Discussion: Homeric Age
Essay 1 due
Arnush

Unit 2: Periclean age
Classical World Lecture & performance of Penelope: Ellen McLaughlin, Princeton, TBA
2/13

History: 481-431 BCE

Arnush

Thucydides 1-2 (excerpts)

2/15
Mechem
       
Writing workshop: peer reviews
Sample essay
Arnush
2/17
Mechem
  Ellen McLaughlin's Penelope Class McLaughlin talk, 3pm, JKB
McLaughlin play, 8pm, JKB

2/20
Reading Aeschylus
Porter
Aeschylus Agamemnon
2/22
Reading Sophocles
Porter
Sophocles Oedipus
2/24
Reading Euripides
Porter
Euripides Trojan Women

2/27
2/28
Melian Dialogue
Distribute essay 2 to peer critic
Arnush
2/29
Socratic philosophy
McKeen
Plato Symposium 1-31
 
Writing workshop: peer critiques
Arnush
 
3/2
Socratic philosophy
McKeen
Plato Symposium 45-end

3/5
Curley
Aristophanes Clouds
3/7
Discussion: Periclean Age
Essay 2 due
Arnush
3/9
Midterm
Arnush
Due in Blackboard by 11am

 
3/12-16 Spring Break
 

Unit 3: Roman Republic - The Ciceronian Age
3/19

Growth of Rome
Essay 3 assignment on Roman values & Cicero

Arnush
3/21
Arnush
Cicero Against Verres I
  Writing workshop: guest, Martha Wiseman Arnush Please bring a copy of the Essay 3 assignment and your Essay 2 critique to the 10.10am and 4.10pm sessions
3/23
Cicero's correspondence
Westerhold
Cicero Selected Letters, pp. 58-100

3/26
Mechem
TBA
3/28
Cicero & philosophy
McKeen
Cicero On Old Age
3/30

Cicero & rhetoric

Arnush
Cicero Second Philippic

4/2
Arnush
Essay 3 due
Unit 4: Augustan age
4/4
Mechem
Vergil Aeneid 1-3
  Writing workshop: presentations as papers Arnush  
4/6
Westerhold
Vergil Aeneid 4-6

4/9
Arnush
4/11

Assignment of Met objects

Arnush
Tang Museum
4/13
Aeneid & the Augustan Age
Curley
Vergil Aeneid 7-9

Theater Department performances of Ajax in Iraq, TBA
4/16
Aeneid & Homer
Westerhold
Vergil Aeneid 10-12
4/18
Latin elegy
Westerhold
"Introduction" to Latin Erotic Elegy (P.A. Miller, 2002); excerpts from the poetry of C. Cornelius Gallus, Catullus, Tibullus, Sulpicia, Propertius, Ovid
  Writing workshop: revision assignment with Martha Wiseman Arnush Please bring a copy of the essay you intend to revise
4/20
Parilia
Department
Location TBA

4/23
Ovid, Elegy & Empire
Curley

Ovid, Heroides 1 and Heroides 7; review Odyssey 19, Aeneid 4

4/25 Discussion: Augustan age
Arnush All extra credit essays due
  D. Shotter, Augustus Caesar
  • Chs. 1-3: Kristin, Amari, Sarah B., Brennan, Tyler, Ellie
  • Chs. 4-6: Katherine, Tim, Kyle, Carolyn, Sarah N., Mark
  • Ch. 7-9: Katie, Michelle, Katrina, Jake, Kathryn, Marion
  • Ch. 10: everyone
4/27

Explorations of the printed word

  • "Papyrus Making 101"
  • To read the Davies book, open the file, go to "View," "Rotate View" and click on "Clockwise"

Arnush
Porter
Copans

4/30
Discussion: Classical world
Revised essay 1, 2 or 3 due
Arnush