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Queen's University

CLST 100

Introduction to Classical Literature (2007-08)

Not offered in 2009-10


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Scope and Purpose of the Course:

Ancient Greek and Roman literature in translation: Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and Greek drama; Vergil's Aeneid and selections from other Latin authors. Reference to ancient customs, history, mythology, thought.

Required Texts

(10 books)
  • Apuleius' Golden Ass (Penguin)
  • Homer's Iliad (Penguin)
  • Homer's Odyssey (Penguin)
  • Virgil's Aeneid (Penguin)
  • Euripides V: Electra, Phoenician Women, Bacchae (Chicago)
  • Sophocles II: Ajax, women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes (Chicago)
  • Aeschylus II: Suppliant Maidens, Persians, Seven Against Thebes (Chicago)
  • Greek Lyric Poetry and Tragedy (Laodamia)
  • The Seven Against Thebes Myth in Greek Tragedy (Laodamia)

Assignments and Examinations

  • Test 1 - 10% - October 17, 2007
  • Mid-Term Exam - 40% - held during the regular examination period in December
  • Test 2 - 10% - February 6, 2008
  • Final Exam - 40% - held during the regular examination period in April

This page was last updated 18 October, 2007

Department of Classics, 505 Watson Hall
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6.
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