CLCIV 480 - Studying Antiquity
Section: 001 Ovid, Metamorphoses and Reception
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Enforced Prerequisites:
Open only to majors in Classical Civilization, Classical Archaeology, Classical Language and Literature, Ancient Greek, Latin, and Modern Greek.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Over the last two thousand years, very few works of literature (if any) have been as popular as Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The influence of these myths of transformation extends across ages, languages, and cultures, across literature, music, and the visual arts, from the medieval Ovide moralisé to Dante, Petrarch, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Titian, Milton, Goethe, Kafka, Picasso, Britten, Hughes, and Plath, to give only a few of the most famous names. On this course, we will read some of Ovid’s best known stories (e.g. Daphne and Apollo, Narcissus and Echo, Pyramus and Thisbe, Niobe, Baucis and Philemon, Pygmalion) and explore their reception from antiquity to the present day.

Course Requirements:

Final paper (25%); peer review (10%); 3 x writing exercises (15% each); participation (20%).

Intended Audience:

Majors or minors in any field in the Department of Classical Studies. Non-majors with significant background in Classical Studies are also welcome.

Class Format:

Students should also elect section 002 of CLCIV 480. Two meetings per week (1 x two-hour; 1 x one-hour), with a discussion format.

CLCIV 480 - Studying Antiquity
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001 (LEC)
M 1:00PM - 3:00PM
002 (LEC)
W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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ISBN: 9780140447897
Metamorphoses, Author: Ovid., Publisher: Penguin New ed. 2004
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