|Lyric poetry of Archaic Greece
||Calling on Community: Archilochus, Tyrtaeus, Callinus
||Labor Day: No classes. (Not that we meet on a Monday.)
||Settings and Singers: Semonides, Mimnermus, Alcman
||Lesbians with Burning Hearts: Alcaeus, Sappho
- Greek Lyric 38-63
- groups and poems will be assigned in class for Translation
exercise, part 1
||Matters of Interpretation: Solon, Stesichorus
||The Measure of Worlds: Anacreon, Xenophanes, Simonides, Corinna
- Greek Lyric 99-103, 107-124
- assignments will be distributed in class for Translation
exercise, part 2
||Transcending Greatness: Pindar, Bacchylides
||Exam 1: Lyric poetry of Archaic Greece
- "Introduction to
Greek Stagecraft," Didaskalia, the Journal
for Ancient Performance, appears now to be back on-line; should it go off-line again, another good
introduction, albeit less visual, is in the article, "Theatre
Staging, Greek" in the Oxford Classical Dictionary, 4th edition; see too
"Layout of the
Ancient Greek Theater,"
ThoughtCo., with photographs of various sites
- Aeschylus, Agamemnon, prologue - parodos
pp.1-6 / ll.1-257 or Fagles tr. pp.103-112 / ll.1-257; note; ancient Greek and
Roman scripts did not include stage-directions, but our translators insert them according to
their interpretations of the plays)
- resource: date-list,
- resource: "Parode
and Related Terms in Ancient Greek Tragedy and Comedy,"
ThoughtCo. (I have the habit of using the less-Anglicized
forms parodos and exodos, but it's the ideas that matter)
||Social Roles, Expectations, and Experience: Clytaemnestra
||Cassandra's and Clytaemnestra's Truths
||What do Women Want?
|M 10/8-Tu 10/9
||Mid-semester Break: No classes.
||What do Goddesses Do?
||Making Poetry, in Character
||Parody and Interpretation: Receiving Poetry
||Comedy, Criticism, and the City
||What is Theatre For?
||Exam 2: Athenian Drama
|Lyric and Elegy in Classical Rome
||Augustine: Consciousness, Separation, and Language
||Steps Off the Rule: Archetypal Patterns
|W 11/21 - Sa 11/24
||Thanksgiving Break: No classes.
||Loves: Theme through Variation
- Augustine, Confessions, Book 4 and selection from Book 5
(Pine-Coffin tr. 71-90 and 99-109, sect. 4.1-16 and 5.8-14, or
tr. 41-53 and 59-65, sect. 4.1.1-15.31 and 5.8.14-14.25)
- Reflection 5 will be assigned in class
chronology, R. D. Wallin
||Principals and Plot-Lines: Emerging Clarity
|Final Exam: Roman Representations.
Conformed with Loyola's