Schedule

The readings listed under each week should be completed by the Monday class meeting of that week. We will spread the discussion over all three class meetings of the week, but all readings will be needed to make sense of the week’s topic.

* indicates a reading that may be used for a response.



Week 1 (1/22, 1/24)- Introduction

Slideshow: link here
Friday 1/24 Lecture: link here

Assignments:

Optional:


Week 2 (1/27, 1/29, 1/31) - Greek Social Structures and Constructions: Gender Roles, Marriage, Divorce, Pederasty

Slideshow: link here

Complete this library pre-instruction survey by class on M 1/27!

Assignments:

Optional:

Quiz #1: M 1/27
Response #1: Due F 1/31 by 11:59pm


Week 3 (2/3, 2/5, 2/7) - Greek Epic

Slideshow: link here

Assignments:

Optional:

  • * Harrisson, Juliette Grace. 2016. "Shipping in Plato's Symposium." In The Classical Canon and/as Transformative Work, edited by Ika Willis, special issue, Transformative Works and Cultures 21.

Quiz #2: M 2/3
Response #2: Due F 2/7 by 11:59pm


Week 4 (2/10, 2/12, 2/14) - Greek Elegy and Lyric and the Symposium

Slideshow: link here.

Optional:

Quiz #3: M 2/10
Response #3: Due F 2/14 by 11:59pm


Week 5 (2/17, 2/19, 2/21) - Greek Comedy

Slideshow: link here
Panopto Lecture for F 2/21: link here

Assignments:

Optional:

Quiz #4: M 2/17
Response #4: Due F 2/21 by 11:59pm


Week 6 (2/24, 2/26, 2/28) - Greek Oratory and Law

Slideshow: link here
*Gorgias' Helen, 1-8 and 20-21: link here - 1) How is Helen depicted? What does this depiction imply about gender? 2) In what three ways does Gorgias 'defend' Helen?

Assignments:

Optional:

Quiz #5: M 2/24
Creative Project #1: Due F 2/28 by 5pm
Response #5: Due F 2/28 by 11:59pm


SPRING BREAK: 2/29 through 3/8


Week 7 (3/9, 3/11, 3/13) - Hellenistic Poetry

Slideshow: link here

Assignments:

Optional:

  • * Pomeroy, Sarah. 1995. "Hellenistic Women." In Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity, 120-148. New York.

Week 8 (3/16, 3/18, 3/20) - Syllabus Reconfiguration week

Note that all due dates from this point on are suggestions rather than hard and fast deadlines: the exam and quiz links will all remain live until the end of the semester, and the upload portal will remain live as well. The only hard and fast deadlines are:

Do not let quizzes, responses, and creative projects pile up! It is in your best interest to try to adhere to the suggested deadlines so that the material is fresh in your mind and so that you’re not trying to juggle too many things at the same time.


Week 9 (3/23, 3/25, 3/27) - Midterm, From Greece to Rome: The Body Female and the Body Politic

MIDTERM

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Slideshow: link here

Video Lectures:

Assignments:

Optional:

Response #6: F 3/27
Midterm HARD DEADLINE: F 3/27 by 11:59pm.


Week 10 (3/30, 4/1, 4/3) - Roman Men and Social Ideals

Quiz #7 (on From Greece to Rome: The Body Female and the Body Politic): M 3/30

Slideshow: link here

Video lectures:

Assignments:

Optional:

Response #7: F 4/3


Week 11.1 (4/6, 4/8) - Roman Law and Cultural Relativity

Quiz #8 (on Roman Men and Social Ideals): M 4/6

Slideshow: link here

Video lectures:

Assignments:

Optional:

Response #8: W 4/8
Creative Project #2: W 4/8
Midterm Exam or Essay Revisions HARD DEADLINE: W 4/8 by 11:59pm


“EASTER BREAK”: 4/9 through 4/13


Week 11.2 (4/15, 4/17) - Roman Comedy

Quiz #9 (on Roman Law and Cultural Relativity): W 4/15 - link forthcoming

Slideshow: link here - link forthcoming

Video lectures:

Assignments:

Optional:

Response #9: F 4/17


Week 12 (4/20, 4/24) - Catullus and the Elegists

Quiz #10 (on Roman Comedy): M 4/20 - link forthcoming

Slideshow: link here - link forthcoming

Video lectures:

NB: “Academic Conference” on W 4/22: no lecture for that day

Assignments:

Optional:

Response #10: F 4/24
Creative Project #3: F 4/24


Week 13 (4/27, 4/29, 5/1) - Ovid: Proto-Feminist or Extreme Sexist?

Quiz #11 (on Catullus and the Elegists): M 4/27 - link forthcoming

Slideshow: link here - link forthcoming

Video lectures:

Assignments:

Optional:

Response #11: F 5/1


Week 14 (5/4) - In Conclusion

Quiz #12 (on Ovid: Proto-Feminist or Extreme Sexist?): M 5/4 - link forthcoming

Slideshow: link here - link forthcoming

Video lectures:

Assignments:


STUDY PERIOD: 5/5 through 5/6

Response #12 / all Quizzes and Responses HARD DEADLINE: W 5/6 by 11:59pm


EXAM PERIOD: 5/7 through 5/13

Final Exam or Essay HARD DEADLINE: T 5/12 by 11:59pm.
Creative Project #4 / all Creative Projects HARD DEADLINE: T 5/12 by 11:59pm.