English 240: Ancient Literature

Syllabus Page for Interterm 2004

Alfred J. Drake. Hours: Classroom, by Appt. | ajdrake@ajdrake.com

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Course Policies and Required Texts. (Please review this information.)

Term Paper 5 pages; see instructions. Final draft due on day of final exam. See General Draft Comments for Everyone.

Classics Sites: Didaskalia | Perseus | Diotima | Forum | Homeric Singing

General: College | Sample Paper | Grammar Guide | Deductive Essays | Citation | Analysis | Editing | Plagiphrasing | Rubric | Links

Guides: Nietzsche's Greeks

Questions: Bible | Gita | Aeschylus | Euripides | Apuleius | Augustine

Chapman Links: Home Page | Wilkinson College | Communication Arts | English Dept. | Undergrad Catalog | Clarke Library

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Week 01 (January 6-8)

T. Course Introduction.
W. King James Bible, Job.
Th. King James Bible, Gospel Acc. to Saint Matthew. [#1] | [#2]

Week 02 (January 13-15)

T. Bhagavad-Gita.
W. Aeschylus. Prometheus Bound.
Th. Euripides. Medea. (film)

Week 03 (January 20-22)

T. Euripides. Medea. (Discussion)
W. Apuleius. The Golden Ass, approx. first half of book.
Th. Apuleius. The Golden Ass, second half.

Week 04 (January 27-29)

T. Augustine. Confessions.
W. Augustine. Confessions.
Th. Final Exam.