CLCIV 121 - First-year Seminar in Classical Civilization (Composition)
Section: 001 Lost and Found in the Mediterranean
Term: WN 2011
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
FYSem, WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The Mediterranean has often served as the setting for stories of sea voyages, dramatic shipwrecks, and isolated island life. This course takes students on a journey through the literature of this maritime world, beginning with the ancient Greeks of Homer’s Odyssey and Sophocles’ Philoctetes. Along the way we will travel further afield to examine how overseas exploration and colonialism in the Renaissance are reflected in Shakespeare’s Mediterranean plays. To end, we will return to the themes of Homeric epic and Sophoclean tragedy as observed through the lens of New World post-colonialism in Derek Walcott’s updated treatments of travelers lost and found in the Mediterranean.

CLCIV 121 - First-year Seminar in Classical Civilization (Composition)
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (REC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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Coursepack Location:
Dollar Bill Copying, 611 Church St.
The coursepack will be available later in the term. Online information (once the coursepack is ready):
ISBN: 0060931957
The Odyssey of Homer, Author: translated with an introduction by Richmond Lattimore., Publisher: Harper Perennial 1st Perenn 1999
ISBN: 0226307867
Sophocles II., Author: Ubers. v. John Moore, Michael Jameson u. David Grene., Publisher: University of Chicago Press 17. Aufl. 1957
ISBN: 0743482832
The tempest, Author: by William Shakespeare ; edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine., Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks Simon & Sc 2009
ISBN: 0374523878
The odyssey : a stage version, Author: Derek Walcott., Publisher: Noonday Press 1st Noonda 1993
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