Greek Civilization Syllabus Fall2009

Greek Civilization Syllabus Fall2009 - GREEK CIVILIZATION...

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GREEK CIVILIZATION SYLLABUS Classics 0010 (16204) Fall 2009 (2101) INSTRUCTOR: Wesley B. Scott 5126 Westminster Place Department of Classics Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2117 1518 Cathedral of Learning 412.681.7979 412.624.4493 <wbscott@7979.com> COURSE MATERIALS: The following required textbooks will be available in the University Book Center. Study Guide: Heilbrunn, Gunther, Greek Civilization , 2 nd edition, UESP. Textbooks: Arrowsmith, William (editor), Aristophanes. Three Comedies (University of Michigan Press 1999). Fagles, Robert (translator), Aeschylus. The Oresteia (Penguin 1985). Fagles, Robert (translator), Sophocles. The Three Theban Plays (Penguin 1984). Lattimore, Steven (translator), Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War (Hackett). Lombardo, Stanley (translator), Iliad of Homer (Hackett 1997). Tredennick, Hugh and Tarrant, Harold (translators), Plato. The Last Days of Socrates (Penguin 1993). West, M. L. (translator), Greek Lyric Poetry (Oxford University Press 1994). WORKSHOPS: Location: University of Pittsburgh, 206 Cathedral of Learning Time: 1.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Dates: September 12, 2009
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At this workshop, we will begin with a very brief introduction to Greek history, religion, and culture. The bulk of the session will focus on Homer’s Iliad and lyric poetry. The themes of heroism, the heroic ego, and the limitations of the heroic man will be discussed. October 10, 2009 At this workshop, we will survey the developments of the 6 th and 5 th centuries B.C.E. throughout Hellas, although the focus will be on the rise of democracy in 5 th century Athens. The influence of Athenian politics in Greek drama will be investigated. November 14, 2009 At this workshop, we will consider the crisis faced by the Greek world at the end of the 5 th century, the Peloponnesian War, and then focus on Thucydides’s interpretations of that war. Then, we will investigate the figure of Socrates as a historical figure, a comic
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