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CLAS 210 A: Greek And Roman Classics In English

Meeting Time: 
MWF 10:30am - 11:20am
Location: 
CDH 139
SLN: 
12598
Instructor:
Olga Levaniouk
Olga Levaniouk

Syllabus Description:

Epic, history, philosophy, tragedy, comedy, lyric: invented or reinvented by the Greeks and Romans, transmitted from the ancient Mediterranean to modern world literature. Whether you are completely new to this material, or looking to connect texts already read with texts not yet read, in this course we will explore the foundations of western literature and thought. Homer and Virgil; Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides; Herodotus and Tacitus; Catullus and Ovid; Sappho, Plato and more: great authors who have been shaping great conversations for over 2000 years.  Three lectures each week, team-taught by the entire faculty of the Department of Classics; twice-weekly discussion sections in which you will find out how these texts talk to each other and how they can talk to you. This course is offered every quarter (Aut, Win, Spr).

 

Grades are determined as follows:

 

Participation in sections: 15%

Quizzes: 15%

Midterm: 30%

Final examination: 40%

Questions? Contact the Classics department at clasdept@uw.ed

 

COURSE INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE

LECTURES

M W F            10:30 - 11:20 CONDON HALL 139

 

QUIZ SECTIONS

Section AA:   T Th    10:30 - 11:20 in ART 006      Simas

Section AB:    T Th    10:30 - 11:20 in SAV 158      O’Donald

Section AC:   T Th    11:30 - 12:20 in AND 010     Simas

Section AD:   T Th    11:30 - 12:20 in HCK 132     O’Donald

 

PLEASE NOTE: Participation in Quiz Sections is REQUIRED

Course Coordinator

Professor Olga Levaniouk  Office:  Denny M262B (phone messages 543-2266) 

Email: olevan@u.washington.edu

 

Classics 210 Website:         https://catalyst.uw.edu/workspace/olevan/51473/

 

Teaching Assistants

Megan O’Donald                  Office: 400K

email: odonalma@uw.edu

 

Anna Simas                           Office: 400K

email: simasa@uw.edu

 

All mailboxes are located in the Classics Department Office, Denny 262 (543-2266)

 

Lecturers

Professors Blondell, Clauss, Connors, Gowing, Hinds, Kamen, Levaniouk, Levin-Richardson, Topper and Stroup; Ms. Simas.

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Required Reading  (Available at the University Bookstore)

Homer's Iliad,  trans. Lombardo

Greek Tragedies Vol. I  ed. Grene and Lattimore (3rd Edition)

Aristophanes' The Clouds , trans. Henderson

Plato’s Symposium  trans. Sharon

Apollonius of Rhodes, Jason and the Golden Fleece,  trans. Hunter

Plautus, The Pot of Gold and Other Plays, trans. Watling

Lucretius' On the Nature of the Universe  trans. Englert

Aeneid of Virgil  trans. Fitzgerald

Ovid’s Metamorphoses  trans. Melville

Selections from: Greek Lyric, Herodotus, Thucydides, Livy, Catullus, Juvenal and Tacitus  (Available on CommonView: https://catalyst.uw.edu/workspace/olevan/51473)

 

The Final Exam will be held on March 13, 8:30-10:20 IN CONDON HALL 139

Winter 2017   Lecture Schedule with Reading Assignments

WEEK 1

1/4       Clauss              Introduction to Greek and Roman Civilization

1/6       Levaniouk        Homer I                        Homer's Iliad  Books 1 -  6

 

WEEK 2

1/9       Levaniouk        Homer II                       Homer's Iliad  Books 9, 16 - 19

1/11     Levaniouk        Homer III                      Homer's Iliad  Books 22 - 24

1/13     Topper             Greek Lyric                  Readings on CommonView: Greek Lyric Poems

 

WEEK 3

1/16     ****HOLIDAY****

1/18     Topper             Tragedy I                     Greek Tragedies - Aeschylus' Agamemnon

1/20     Topper             Tragedy II                    Greek Tragedies -Sophocles' Oedipus the King

 

WEEK 4

1/23     Simas               Tragedy III                   Greek Tragedies - Euripides' Medea

1/25     Blondell            Plato I                          Plato's Symposium

1/27     Blondell            Plato II                         Plato's Symposium, concluded

 

WEEK 5

1/30     Kamen             Greek Historians I          Readings on CommonView: Herodotus

2/1       Kamen             Greek Historians II        Readings on CommonView: Thucydides

2/3       Kamen             Greek Comedy             Aristophanes' The Clouds

 

WEEK 6

2/6       Clauss              Apollonius of Rhodes    Jason & the Golden Fleece Bk.1, p 1-24,31-35;

                                                                        Bk. 2, p. 36-51; Bk. 3; Bk. 4, p. 99-119, 137-140

2/8       Stroup              Introduction to Rome and Roman Culture

2/10     MIDTERM EXAM

 

WEEK 7

2/13     Levin-Richardson          Roman Comedy            Plautus'  Pseudolus

2/15     Blondell                        Lucretius                      1.1-634; 3.830-1094; 4.962-1287;

                                                                                   5.772-1457; 6.1090-1286

2/17     Gowing                       Roman Historians I                   Readings on CommonView: Livy

 

WEEK 8

2/20     ****HOLIDAY****

2/22     Stroup                          Catullus                        Readings on CommonView: Catullus

2/24     Levin-Richardson          "Sex and the City:         Readings on CommonView: Juvenal     

                                              Juvenal Satires 3 and 6           Satires 3 and 6

 

WEEK 9

2/27     Gowing                        Roman Historians II      Readings on CommonView:  Tacitus

3/1       Hinds                           Ovid I                          Metamorphoses Books 1, 2 to middle p. 36

3/3       Hinds                           Ovid II                         Metamorphoses Books 10, 11 to top p.251

 

WEEK 10

3/6       Connors                                    Vergil I                         Vergil's Aeneid  Books 1, 2 and 4

3/8       Connors                                    Vergil II                        Vergil's Aeneid  Books 6 - 8

3/10     Connors                                    Vergil III                       Vergil's Aeneid  Books 11 –12

 

           

Final Exam:  Monday, March 13, 8:30-10:20

Catalog Description: 
Introduction to classical literature through a study of the major Greek and Latin authors in modern translation. Offered: AWSp.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 4, 2017 - 9:13pm
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