CLASSIC 10A

Introduction to Greek Civilization
Section: 
001
Days and Time: 
MWF 10-10:59A
Room: 
VLSB2060
Units: 
4
Instructor: 
Mario Telò
Additional Notes: 

Fulfills the L&S breadth requirements in Arts and Literature, Historical Studies or Philosophy and Values.

Course Description: 

This course offers an introduction to essential moments in the history and literature of ancient Greece, from its rise to the end of the Classical period (that is, roughly, from Homer to Plato). Students will read and learn how to interpret (and critique) literary masterpieces that laid the foundation of Western civilization—the works of Homer, Hesiod, Sappho, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Thucydides, Aristophanes, Plato, and Aristotle. As we explore the engagement of these texts with their historical contexts, and vice versa, bringing out the cultural forces that shaped both, students will gain a sense of the continuities and discontinuities between Greek culture and our own. The course will have a twofold structure: a 50-minute lecture three times a week and a mandatory discussion section.

Discussions: 
Section Day/Time Room Instructor Class #
101 DIS W 1-1:59P EVAN4 Christopher Jelen 20949
102 DIS W 2-2:59P DWIN105 Elizabeth Harvey 20950
103 DIS Th 9-9:59A BARR174 Evan Vance 20951
104 DIS Th 10-10:59A BARR174 Evan Vance 20952
105 DIS W 12-12:59P CORY277 Christopher Jelen 20953
106 DIS Th 1-1:59P WHLR126 Elizabeth Harvey 20954

 

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