GTBOOKS 201 - Great Books of the Ancient World
Section: 101 I am that I am
Term: SP 2009
Subject: Great Books Program (GTBOOKS)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GTBOOKS 191 or CLCIV 101.
May not be repeated for credit.
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“I am that I am.” This was God’s answer to the question, “Who are you?”—a question that haunts the epics, tales, plays and essays we will take on in this course. God, Joseph, Moses, David, Odysseus, Oedipus, Antigone, Creon, Pentheus, Montaigne and Hamlet are all detectives of the self, sifting through the evidence of their friends, foes and minds to find out who they are and why. In this course, we will read Genesis, Exodus, and Samuel from the Hebrew Bible; Homer’s The Odyssey; Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex and Antigone; Euripides The Bacchae; selected essays of Montaigne; and, to finish things off, Shakespeare’s Hamlet. This class is introductory and will only require a careful reading of the works above.

GTBOOKS 201 - Great Books of the Ancient World
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101 (REC)
MTuWTh 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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