GREEK 669 - Ancient Literary Criticism
Winter 2016, Section 001
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Subject: Greek (GREEK)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course will study literary criticism and theory in the Greek and Roman world, by way of such works as Plato' Republic, Aristotle's Poetics, Philodemus' On Poems, and Horace's Ars Poetica. Participants will have the opportunity to work with the instructor to establish the meaning and significance of important unpublished texts in this field that are preserved on papyri of the 1st century BCE, and in particular the fragments of Pausimachus' Peri orthoepeias.

Course Requirements:

There will be a term research paper.

Intended Audience:

This course is primarily intended for graduate students in classical philology, including both those in their first year and those who have already taken GREEK 592. Readings will be in the original languages and will be fairly demanding, but participants will certainly learn a lot of Greek. Majors in the classical languages who are interested in taking the course are warmly encouraged to consult the instructor in advance (office hours this term Tuesday 2:30-3:30 or by arrangement).

Class Format:

The course will meet for one three-hour seminar per week, with of course a brief break in the middle.


GREEK 669 - Ancient Literary Criticism
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001 (LEC)
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M 2:30PM - 5:30PM
1/6/16 - 4/18/16

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