Classical to Renaissance Literature: Text and Tradition

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE 201A

Students enrolled in this course engage in close and sustained reading of a set of texts that are indispensable for an understanding of the European literary tradition, texts that continue to offer invaluable insights into humanity and the world around us. Homer's Iliad is the foundation of our class. We then go on to trace ways in which later poets and dramatists engage the work of predecessors who inspire and challenge them. Readings move from translations of Greek, Latin, and Italian, to poetry and drama composed in English. In addition to Homer, we will read works of Sappho, a Greek tragedian, Plato, Vergil, Ovid, Petrarch, and Shakespeare.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; AS HUM; AS LCD; AR HUM; AMP; FA HUM

Section 01

Classical to Renaissance Literature: Text and Tradition
INSTRUCTOR: Keane
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Section 02

Classical to Renaissance Literature: Text and Tradition
INSTRUCTOR: Purchase
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