EUROPEAN LITERATURE I

N.B.: The editor's introduction to each text is always part of the reading assignment.

Week 1 (beginning 13 January):

	Monday: Introduction to the course
	Wednesday: The Tanakh (handout); The Book of Psalms: 
		psalms 1, 2, 8, 23, 24, and 3 more of your own choosing
	Friday: Hamilton, Mythology: the entire Troy story (Part 4)
     		The Odyssey, Books 13

Week 2 (beginning 20 January):

	Monday: No class
	Wednesday & Friday: Homer, Books 4-12 (Books 9-12 optional)

Week 3 (beginning 27 January):

	Homer, Bks 13-20 (9-12 optional)

Week 4 (beginning 3 February):

	Monday: Homer, Bks 20-22
	Wednesday: Homer, Bks 23-24
		Sappho (handout)
	Friday: Sophocles, Oedipus the King
		Hamilton:  the whole story of Oedipus

Week 5 (beginning 10 February):

	Monday: Sophocles
	Wednesday & Friday: Euripides, Medea
		Hamilton:  the story of Jason and Medea

Week 6 (beginning 17 February):

	Monday & Wednesday: Plato, Symposium
	Friday: Test on Greek literature

Week 7 (beginning 24 February):

     Monday: Virgil, Georgic I (handout)
		Read the story of Aeneas in Hamilton
     Wednesday: Catullus (handout)
		(If you're smart, you'll start reading Ovid, too.)
     Friday: Ovid, Metamorphoses: Bk I, Tiresias, Narcissus & Echo, 
		Pyramus & Thisbe
		Hamilton, Mythology: as many stories as as you can read

Week 8 (beginning 3 March):

	Monday & Wednesday: Ovid: Rape of Proserpine, Tereus, Procne & 
		Philomela, (Medea), Daedalus & Icarus, Orpheus & Eurydice,
		Pygmalion, (Troy), Epilogue
	Wednesday, 5 March: First paper due
	Friday: No class


SPRING BREAK


Week 9 (beginning 17 March):

	Chretien de Troyes, Ywain

Week 10 (beginning 24 March):

	Dante, Inferno
	Hamilton, Mythology: all stories referred to by Dante

Week 11 (beginning 31 March):

	Dante
	Monday: No class

Week 12 (beginning 7 April):

	Boccaccio, Decameron: pp. 1-38 (162-65, 176-84), 235-43

Week 13 (beginning 14 April):

	Boccaccio: pp. 250-59 (297-300), 376-79, (402-9), 672-end
	Wednesday, 16 April: Second paper due
	Friday: No class

Week 14 (beginning 21 April):

	Cervantes, Don Ouixote: pp. 1-79

Week 15 (beginning 28 April):

     Cervantes: pp. 192-244 (omit 238-41), 397-432.


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