This course name and description ONLY applies to academic year 2016-2017

PLS 13186-2: Ancient Greece: Texts & Themes

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Instructor: G. Felicitas Munzel

In this seminar, we will read, analyze, discuss, and write about a range of great works from ancient Greece, including Homer's Iliad and Odyssey; several tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides; Thucydides' history of the terrible war between Athens and Sparta; and a selection of Socratic dialogues. Besides offering an opportunity to consider some of the foundational texts of Western culture, the class will also serve as an introduction to the "Great Books" approach of the Program of Liberal Studies (PLS), in which students develop and test their own interpretations of classic texts through thoughtful reading and student-led discussion. This seminar counts as the first in the required seminar sequence for students who go on to major in PLS, and it fulfills the University literature requirement.