CLCIV 125 - Mini Course in Classical Civilization
Section: 001 Poems for Athletes
Term: FA 2014
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Minicourse, Theme
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Class Misc Info:
Meets 09/15/14-11/05/14. (Drop/Add deadline=09/29/14.).
Mandatory credit/no credit.
May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Victorious athletes in the 5th-century BCE sometimes hired poets to compose songs celebrating them. These beautiful, difficult epinikia are our best source for understanding what athletics meant to ancient Greeks. This minicourse will examine a selection of these poems (in translation).

Course Requirements:

An oral presentation, a short paper, exam

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CLCIV 125 - Mini Course in Classical Civilization
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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ISBN: 9780300115291
Ancient Greek athletics, Author: Stephen G. Miller., Publisher: Yale University Press 2006
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780801823565
Pindar's Victory songs, Author: translation, introd., prefaces, Frank J. Nisetich., Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press Softshell 1990
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