READINGS AND CLASS SCHEDULE: 2211-002 (Tuesday night class); Link to Monday/Wednesday schedule

Before each class, you should print and read the notes on the website and read the assigned texts on this schedule. Follow the links on this schedule for the notes for each class; see the Schedule of Printouts or the announcements on the MyUSF/Blackboard site for advice on what notes to print each week.

8.29: Introduction: Homer’s Iliad: oral poetry, myth, legend, and history
READING: Iliad, pp. 11-27, 37-45 (introduction)
9.5: The Iliad : Epic scope, a cast of thousands
READING: Iliad, pp. 59-112, 153-67 (intro., bks. 1-3, 6)
9.12: The Iliad: fateful choices/the price of glory
READING: Iliad, pp. 198-233,  330-53, 375-403 (bks.  9-10, 16, 18-19)
9.19: The Iliad: Achilleus’ anger, part two/lessons learned?
READING: Iliad, pp. 404-96 (bks. 20-24)
9.26: Test 1 (The Iliad), followed by a fifty-minute lecture: Archaic Greece: a search for order
10.3: Archaic and Classical Greek culture: an overview
READING: Summary of the Odyssey; Lyric poems (one-page handout); story of Solon and Croesus from Herodotus’ Histories (Procopy packet); webnotes on Greek pottery; webnotes on the temple of Zeus at Olympia and the Parthenon
10.10: Greek tragedy and the tragedy of Athens
READING: Theban Plays, pp. 59-128, 159-251 (Antigone and Oedipus Rex); excerpts from Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War: Pericles’ Funeral Oration, the Plague in Athens, the Policy of Pericles (Procopy packet). Be sure to continue to the webnotes for Oedipus Rex and Thucydides
10.17: Athens defeated, Socrates condemned: crisis and critique
READING: excerpts from Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War: the Civil War in Corcyra, the Melian Dialogue (Procopy packet); Great Dialogues of Plato, Apology and Crito, pp. 423-59; selections from the Republic, pp. 118-25 (editor's summary of the Republic), 155-89 (the origins and nature of justice in the city; the poets’ portrayal of the gods); a selection of Plato's own myths and stories: pp. 214-17 (the necessary lie), 286 (the ship of state), 415-22 (the Myth of Er). Be sure to continue to the webnotes on Plato's Republic and the concluding remarks on "The Republic in Unit Two".
10.24: Test 2 (Archaic Greece and classical Athens); followed by one hour lecture: Introduction to Rome and the Aeneid (please bring the Aeneid and a printout of the webnotes and commentary to class)
10.31: From Troy to Italy...from Homer to Virgil
READING: Aeneid , pp. 1-80 (bks. 1-3)/pp. 1-78 in newer printings of the Aeneid ***note: page numbers of the Aeneid may vary slightly in different printings of Mandelbaum's translation - follow the "book" and "line" numbers***
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11.7: Death unmerited, false dreams, empty pictures, unhappy endings...the price of empire
READING: Aeneid, pp. 81-104, 133-62, 191-214, 221-31, 253-73, 321-36 (bks. 4, 6, 8, bk. 9, lines 232-667; bk. 10, lines 399-1248; and bk. 12, lines 674-1271 - all lines numbers are taken from the Mandelbaum translation)/pp. 79-102, 131-60, 188-211, 218-28, 249-69, 316-31 in newer printings. Be sure to continue to the webnotes for books 6-12
11.14: Epic stories and Roman history: different views in poetry and art NEWLY POSTED COURSE NOTES ON OVID, Nov. 10, 2006
READING: Ovid’s Metamorphoses, selections from books 13 and 14 (Procopy packet). Be sure to continue to the webnotes for Roman art and architecture.
11.21: Early Christianity and late antiquity: an end or a beginning?
READING: Augustine's Confessions, pp. 3-40, 52-65, 72-103, 133-54. Be sure to continue to the webnotes for Augustine's Confessions.
11.28: The early middle ages: lost worlds
READING: The Anglo-Saxon World, pp. 44-56 (Elegies), 61-142 (Beowulf), 144-48, 182-85 (The Dream of the Rood), 251-59 (Allegories), 272-75 (The Fortunes of Men)
12.5: The end of the journey
READING: Dante, Inferno, pp. 3-47 (cantos 1-5), pp. 69-83, 95-101, 217-45 (cantos 8-9, 11, 24-26)
12.12 (6:00-8:00): Test 3 (Rome and the Middle Ages)
I enjoy reading these books and looking at these works of art, and I hope you will too.
Revised December 5, 2006