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.
Homer, Iliad 22.405-515 (Hector dies, the Trojans lament). - In what ways are the reaction of Achilles to Patroclus' death [spoiler alert, sorry] similar to the reaction of the Trojans to Hector's death?
Sappho 1, 16, 31. -- Carson, Anne (trans.). 2003. If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho. New York. - What is the dramatic situation in each of these poems? Who are the characters, and how do they relate?
Archilochus, Cologne Epode - Same questions as for Sappho: who are the characters involved, and how do they relate? What's happening in this poem?
Aeschines Against Timarchus. Read as much as you'd like (there are 196 chapters) to get a sense of Aeschines' argumentation and rhetorical style. Note what he uses as evidence or the ways in which he tries to assassinate the character of Timarchus.
* Cantarella, Eva. 2005. "Gender, Sexuality, and Law." In The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law, edited by Michael Gagarin and David Cohen, 236-253. Cambridge.
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:
the midterm exam should be completed or the midterm essay should be uploaded to the upload portal by Friday, March 27 at 11:59pm,
midterm exam or essay revisions will be due by Wednesday, April 8, at 11:59pm (details forthcoming),
all quizzes and responses must be submitted by Wednesday, May 6 (the last day of “study period”),
and the final exam/essay and creative projects will be due by 11:59pm on Tuesday, May 12.
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