Spring 2014 GREEK 115 001 LEC

Archaic Poetry
Section: 
001 LEC
Days and Time: 
TuTh 11-1230P
Room: 
308C DOE LIBRARY
Units: 
4
Instructor: 
KURKE, L V
Final: 
13: THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014 8-11A
Enrollment: 
Limit:20 Enrolled:4 Waitlist:0 Avail Seats:16 [on Oct 2, 2014]
Note: 
This course will serve as an introduction to the poetic production of the archaic period - the elegy, iambic, and lyric poetry composed between ca. 650-450 BCE throughout the Greek world. We will focus on the poems simultaneously as literary texts and as historical artifacts, considering such topics as their relation to Homeric themes and diction, the effects of orality and literacy, performance context, genre, and sociological/ideological position. Course requirements include two midterms, a final exam, and a short (6-10 pp.) literary paper. Fulfills the L&S breadth requirement in Arts and Literature.
Texts: 
Title Author/Editor Publisher ISBN # Edition/Year Required?
Greek Lyric Poetry: A Selection Ed. by David A. Campbell Bristol Classical Press 978-0862920081 1994 Yes
Lyrica Graeca Selecta ed. by D. L. Page Oxford University Press 978-0198145677 1968 Yes
Delectus ex Iambis et Elegis Graecis ed. by M. L. West Oxford University Press 978-0198145899 1980 Yes
Pindar, Carmina cum Fragmentis Vol. 1: Epinicia ed. by H. Maehler De Gruyter 978-3110208443 2008 Yes
Greek Lyric Vol. 1: Sappho and Alcaeus ed. by David A. Campbell Harvard University Press 978-0674991576 1982 No, recommended

 

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