CLAS 3100 Ancient Wisdom Traditions
3 hours; 3 credits
Survey of wisdom traditions in the Greek and Roman worlds, including early lawgivers, the Seven Sages, the Sophists, philosophical schools, and popular moralizing, from a historical and literary perspective. Study of the social conditions in which wisdom traditions developed, the influence of ?wise men? on the culture at large, and the reception of texts and ideas. Analysis of the literary and rhetorical features of wisdom texts.
Prerequisite: English 1010 or permission of the chairperson
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