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 1ù3 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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