READINGS AND CLASS SCHEDULE: 2211-001 (Monday/Wednesday class); Link to Tuesday night 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.

8.28: Introduction
8.30 : Homer’s Iliad: oral poetry, myth, legend, and history
READING: Iliad, pp. 11-27, 37-45 (introduction)
9.6: The Iliad : Epic scope, a cast of thousands
READING: Iliad, pp. 59-112 (intro., bks. 1-3)
9.11: The Iliad: the price of glory
READING: Iliad, pp. 153-67, 198-233 (bks. 6, 9, 10)
9.13: The Iliad: fateful choices
READING: Iliad, pp. 330-53, 375-403 (bks. 16, 18-19)
9.18: The Iliad: Achilleus’ anger, part two
READING: Iliad, pp. 404-49 (bks. 20-22)
9.20: The Iliad: lessons learned?
READING: Iliad, pp. 450-96 (bks. 23-24)
9.25: Test 1 (The Iliad)
9.27: Archaic Greece: a search for order
READING: Summary of the Odyssey; Lyric poems (one-page handout); story of Solon and Croesus from Herodotus’ Histories (Procopy packet)
10.02: Art and architecture in Archaic Greece: order, representation, and narrative
READING: webnotes on Greek pottery;
10.04: Greek tragedy (Antigone): human and divine law
READING: Theban Plays, pp. 59-128 (Antigone)
10.09: Oedipus Rex and the tragedy of Athens
READING: Theban Plays, pp. 159-251 (Oedipus Rex); excerpts from Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War: Pericles’ Funeral Oration, the Plague in Athens, the Policy of Pericles (Procopy packet)
10.11: The Parthenon and classical Athens: temples of gods, cities of men
10.16: 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, pp. 423-59 (Apology and Crito).
10.18: Plato's Republic: a new foundation for law and justice
READING: Great Dialogues of Plato, 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); webnotes - "The Republic in Unit Two", Concluding Remarks
10.23: Test 2 (Archaic Greece and classical Athens)
10.25: Virgil’s Aeneid: a Roman epic
READING: Aeneid , pp. 1-27 (bk. 1) ***note: page numbers of the Aeneid may vary slightly in different printings of Mandelbaum's translation - follow the "book" and "line" numbers***
10.30: From Troy to Italy...from Homer to Virgil
READING: Aeneid, pp. 29-80 (bks. 2-3)/pp. 28-78 in newer printings of the Aeneid.
11.1: The tragedy of Dido: the price of empire
READING: Aeneid, pp. 81-104 (bk. 4)/pp. 78-102 in newer printings
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11.6: False dreams, empty pictures...
READING: Aeneid, pp. 133-62 (bk. 6)/pp. 131-60 in newer printings.
11.8: ...unhappy endings
READING: Aeneid, pp. 191-214, 221-31, 253-73, 321-36 (bk. 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. 188-211, 218-28, 249-69, 316-31 in newer printings.
11.13: Epic stories: other views  NEWLY POSTED COURSE NOTES, Nov. 10, 2006
READING: Ovid’s Metamorphoses, selections from books 13 and 14 (Procopy packet)
11.15: Roman art and architecture: the art of empire (Link corrected, Nov. 14, 2006)
11.20: Early Christianity and late antiquity: an end or a beginning?
READING: Augustine's Confessions, pp. 3-40
11.22: “Pick up and read...”: another journey (Augustine's Confessions)
READING: Augustine’s Confessions, pp. 52-65, 72-103, 133-54
11.27: The early middle ages: a blending of cultures
READING: The Anglo-Saxon World, pp. 144-48, 182-85 (The Dream of the Rood), 251-59 (Allegories), 272-75 (The Fortunes of Men)
11.29: The early middle ages: lost worlds
READING: The Anglo-Saxon World, pp. 44-56 (Elegies), 61-142 (Beowulf)
12.4: A Christian epic
READING: Dante, Inferno, pp. 3-47 (cantos 1-5)
12.6: The end of the journey
READING: Dante, Inferno, pp. 69-83, 95-101, 217-45 (cantos 8-9, 11, 24-26)
12.11 (10:30-12:30): 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 4, 2006