CLCIV 250 - Topics in the Ancient World
Section: 001 The Emotions and Ancient Literature
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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It’s a given for us that any good narrative will include characters who love, rage, tremble and grieve. But for the ancients, emotions are problematic, as contemporary philosophers warned of the damage caused by excessive emotion, or even, in the case of the Stoics, recommended doing away with the passions entirely. Is there a place for emotion in the good life? In what ways can emotion be beneficial? Are its dangers too great? We’ll focus on four emotions -- love, jealousy, anger and fear – and explore how they are represented in ancient epic, tragedy, love poetry and philosophy.

Course Requirements:

2 papers, Midterm and Final

Intended Audience:

Open to all undergraduates (no pre-requisites)

Class Format:

3 meetings/week

CLCIV 250 - Topics in the Ancient World
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001 (LEC)
MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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