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Culture and Belief 22. Concepts of the Hero in Classical Greek Civilization

Catalog Number: 3915
Gregory Nagy (The Classics; Comparative Literature)
Primarily for Undergraduates
Half course
(fall term).
M., W., at 12, and a weekly section to be arranged.
Exam Group: 5
The readings, all in English translation, are the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey, seven tragedies (Aeschylus' Oresteia Trilogy, Sophocles' two Oedipus dramas, and Euripides' Hippolytus and The Bacchic Women), and two dialogues of Plato (the Apology and the Phaedo, both centering on the last days of Socrates); also, selections from the New Testament, especially from the Gospel according to Mark, and from the dialogue On Heroes by an eminent thinker in the ''second sophistic'' movement, Philostratus.
Note: Students who have taken Literature and Arts C-14 may not take this course for credit.

This course fulfills the requirement that one of the eight General Education courses also engage substantially with Study of the Past.

This course, when taken for a letter grade, meets the Core area requirement for Literature and Arts C.