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Classics (CLA)

Section Head: Professor Suter

391 Ancient Laughter: The Comic Tradition in Greece and Rome (3)

Introduction to the comic tradition in Western literature through its origins in Greece and Rome. Readings in English translation include examples of comic drama, novel, and satire. (Lec. 3) (A) [D]

395 Greek Mythology: Gods, Heroes, and Humans (3)

Nature and function of myth in the ancient world and today: ideas of divinity, relationship of divine to human, origins of cosmos and human society, male and female principles, power hierarchies, coming of age, the heroic experience. Theories of myth analysis. Readings in English translation. (Lec. 3) (A) [D]

396 Myths of Rome (3)

Nature and function of myth in Roman society; origins and influence of Romanitas as found in Roman literature: history, epic, lyric, novel. Roman religion: magic, animism, anthropomorphism, gods and goddesses. Readings in English translation. (Lec. 3) (A) [D]

397 Greek Myth and Tragedy (3)

Relationship between Greek myth and classical tragedy, birth and evolution of tragedy (ancient, medieval, French, English, American), employment of the same myth for different dramatic and political purposes. Readings in English translation. (Lec. 3) (A) [D]

See also course listings under Greek and Latin.

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