AMS 245 Texts and Contexts

Spring, Fall

Topics in Greek and Roman literature organized chronologically, thematically, generically, or by geographic region. Topics might include literature of the fourth century BCE, love and gender, the ancient novel, or Alexandrian authors. The course aims to introduce students to the basic methods of reading and writing critically but with an emphasis on the special qualities of ancient texts (production and reception, e.g.). Background in the cultures of Greece and Rome will be offered as necessary to understand the texts in their cultural context. Students may take this course more than once if topics change

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