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Marriage and Death in Ancient Greece
CCIV 224
Spring 2007
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: FGSS 225

Marriage and death; joy and grief. In ancient Greece these were parallel, not opposite. In this course we find out why and how, as we study representations of wedding and funerary ritual in ancient Greek art and literature from the 8th through 4th centuries bce. The course will include also an introduction to ancient Greek culture, with brief surveys of such topics as sacrificial ritual, vase painting, Greek tragedy, Periclean Athens, Sparta, slavery, oracles, and Greek ideas about the origin of the universe. And we will explore in detail the geography of the ancient Greek Underworld (Hades). Attendance at all lectures is very important for this course; students who miss a significant number of classes will be unlikely to do well.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CLAS
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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