English 240: Ancient Literature

Syllabus Page for Spring 2004

Alfred J. Drake. Hours: Cyber Cafe Tu/Th. 12-1 | ajdrake@ajdrake.com

Note: Other sites are available from my Portal. Additional versions of this course: Fall 2004, Interterm 2004, Fall 2003

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

Term Paper: 30% of grade; view instructions. Final draft due on day of final exam. See draft comments for everyone.

Journal Requirement: 30% of grade; view instructions.

Final Exam: 40% of grade; view suggestions on how to prepare.

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

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

Questions: Bible | Gita | Sappho | Aeschylus | Sophocles | Euripides | Aristophanes | Plato | Lucretius | Seneca | Apuleius | Augustine

Guides: Sappho Lyric | Nietzsche's Greeks | Mucius Scaevola | Lucretia

Chapman Links: Home Page | Wilkinson College | Communication Arts | English Department | Undergraduate Catalog | Clarke Library

Audio Note: If your browser has a media plug-in, left-click on class session audio links; if you have a separate player, right-click first and save file to disk. [Audio has been removed since the class is no longer current.]

Week 01

Tu. 02/03. Course Introduction.
Th. 02/05. King James Bible, Job. [E-Text]

Week 02

Tu. 02/10. King James Bible, Job.
Th. 02/12. King James Bible, Matthew. [E-Text]

Week 03

Tu. 02/17. Bhagavad-Gita.
Th. 02/19. Bhagavad-Gita.

Week 04

Tu. 02/24. Sappho. Lyrics.
Th. 02/26. Aeschylus. Prometheus Bound.

Week 05

Tu. 03/02. Aeschylus. Prometheus Bound.
Th. 03/04. Sophocles. Oedipus Rex.

Week 06

Tu. 03/09. Sophocles. Oedipus the King.
Th. 03/11. Sophocles. Oedipus at Colonus.

Week 07

Tu. 03/16. Euripides. Medea. [Film]
Th. 03/18. Euripides. Medea.

Week 08

Tu. 03/23. Aristophanes. Clouds.
Th. 03/25. Aristophanes. Clouds, Intro to Plato.

Week 09

Tu. 03/30. Plato. Apology of Socrates.
Th. 04/01. Plato. Crito.

Week 10

Tu. 04/06. Spring break--no class.
Th. 04/08. Spring break--no class.

Week 11

Tu. 04/13. Lucretius. On the Nature of the Universe.
Th. 04/15. Lucretius. On the Nature of the Universe.

>Week 12

Tu. 04/20. Seneca. The Trojan Women.
Th. 04/22. Seneca. Thyestes. (plus Titus Andronicus film selections)

Week 13

Tu. 04/27. Apuleius. The Golden Ass, Books 1-6.
Th. 04/29. Apuleius. The Golden Ass, Books 7-12.

Week 14

Tu. 05/04. Apuleius. The Golden Ass, Books 13-19.
Th. 05/06. Augustine. Confessions, Books 1-3.

Week 15

Tu. 05/11. Augustine. Confessions, Books 4-6.
Th. 05/13. Augustine. Confessions, Books 7-9.

Finals Week

Th. 05/20. 8:00-10:30 a.m. *Note the major time difference! Our final exam takes place early in the morning, not at the usual hour.