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CLST 272-001: Heroes and Classical Epics

Attic Red-figure cup, c. 500

Fall Semester 2007
Dr. Jacqueline Long

Schedule of Reading Assignments and Topics

MWF 10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
Dumbach Hall 235

The reading assignments yield essential preparation for class meetings and discussions:
complete the reading before the day for which a reading is listed;
review it again as needed.


M 8/27 Introduction: Singing Epic
W 8/29 Begin the Tale of Men at War
F 8/31 Passions and Prowess
M 9/3 No classes. LABOR DAY!
W 9/5 How Much Can a Man Do?
F 9/7 Taking Up the Conflict: Men and Gods
M 9/10 Missions
W 9/12 Fierce Fighting to the Limits
F 9/14 Pressing Advantages
M 9/17 The Crisis of Patroclus
W 9/19 Fight to Fill a Void
F 9/21 Take Arms upon a Sea of Troubles
M 9/24 The Rage of Achilles
W 9/26 Balancing Accounts
F 9/28 Exam I: Homer, Iliad
M 10/1 The Son also Rises
W 10/3 Memories and Identity
F 10/5 Man in Motion
M 10/8 - Tu 10/9 No classes. MIDSEMESTER BREAK!
W 10/10 The Land of the Phaeacians
F 10/12 Lost in the Mediterranean
M 10/15 Facing the End
W 10/17 Getting There: Land and Loyalty
F 10/19 Measuring Telemachus
M 10/22 Man, the Beggar
W 10/24 Framing the Question
F 10/26 Contest
M 10/29 Winning Home
W 10/31 The Compleat Hero
F 11/2 Exam II: Homer, Odyssey
M 11/5 New Shore
W 11/7 The Fall of Troy
F 11/9 Looking for Troy in all the Wrong Places
M 11/12 Dangerous Liaison
W 11/14 Celebrating a Life
F 11/16 The Golden Bough, the Ivory Gate
M 11/19 Meet the Bridegroom
W 11/21 - F 11/23 No classes. THANKSGIVING BREAK!
M 11/26 Once and Future Rome
W 11/28 The Measure of Youth
F 11/30 Loss
M 12/3 Woman Warrior
W 12/5 Last Stand
F 12/7 Romanizing Heroism
M 12/10 Study Day: no classes or exams till 4:15 PM.
W 12/12
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Final examination.
See Loyola's Final Exam Schedule.

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