May 19, 2019  
Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GREK 304 - Greek Lyric Poetry

Semester Offered: Second Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4HU, CD

The writers of Greek Lyric introduced a highly personal sensibility to the world of poetry. Selections include passages from Archilochus, Anacreon, Bacchylides, Simonides, and Solon. The course pays special attention to Sappho, the pre-eminent writer of erotic verse from archaic Greece, and the first woman poet in the West. We will consider the development of a lyric genre or genres, with attention to erotic, political, and satiric themes. Secondary readings on individual authors and their influence.

Enrollment Limit: 15
Instructor: K. Ormand

Prerequisites & Notes: GREK 202 or equivalent.

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