Sp12-IHUM-39B-06 : Inventing Classics: Greek and Roman Literature in Its Mediterranean Context. 2012 Spring
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- Stanford (Calif.)
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Second in a two quarter sequence. Are you concerned with fundamental questions about the human condition? Do you ask yourself whether your life is controlled more by your own free choices or by your genetic code? Do you wonder whether the universe is just or unjust? Do you worry whether a superpower can function without hubristic arrogance? If these sorts of issues seem central to your intellectual and personal explorations, this IHUM sequence will reveal to you that the ancient Mediterranean world was equally consumed with identical questions about the nature of human society and human existence. We will undertake our explorations by reading a wide and deep selection of important and influential literary texts from Greece and Rome, amplified by a smaller selection of texts from other cultures in the Mediterranean and the Near East. The sequence will be organized historically, with the winter quarter covering the period from c.2000BC to the fourth century BC, and the spring quarter continuing to the end of classical antiquity. In the winter term, drawing from both the Near East and Greece, creation texts, epic, lyric, tragedy, history, and philosophy will be studied. In the spring, the discussion will center on how the emergence of the Roman Empire transformed the ideas of the Greeks, as well as their adaptation by the early Christians.
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