Women in Ancient Greece|
Fall 2007 not offered
Many of the archetypes of the female in the literature and culture of the West are derived from the myths and literature of Ancient Greece: Helen of Troy, Clytemnestra, Antigone, and Medea, for example. In this course we will read some of the texts in which these figures and their associated myths appear, and we will consider how the category of gender affects our understanding and interpretation. No previous knowledge of the material is assumed.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Homer, ILIAD (selections)
Homer, ODYSSEY (selections)
Hesiod, THEOGONY, and selections from WORKS AND DAYS, HOMERIC HYMN TO DEMETER, LOVE SONGS OF SAPPHO
Sophocles, ANTIGONE, ELECTRA
Euripides, MEDEA, ELECTRA
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Regular assignments will include: assigned reading and background materials located on the Web Site for the course. Daily Quizzes on Assigned Readings. Papers: Three 5 page papers and one final 10 page paper on assigned topics; papers will be posted on the Web and each class member will be required to comment on all papers. For each topic, one "creative" and one "analytic" option will be offered. Papers will be graded for coherence and originality, and also for grammar and spelling.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No unexcused absences from class; students are expected to attend class and to participate regularly in class discussion. Web Site for this course: http://webct.wesleyan.edu:8900/.
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