CLAS 4031 Approaches to Greek and Latin Poetry

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as CLAS 62.2.
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3 classroom hours plus conference and independent research; 4 credits

Ancient and modern approaches to literature in general and poetry in particular. Study of characteristic features of ancient Greek and Latin poetry, such as intertextuality and metapoetry. Readings will include selections from modern introductions to literary theory, Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Poetics and Horace's Ars Poetica, and relevant Greek and Latin poetic texts in English translation. Emphasis on research methodologies.

Prerequisite: English 1012 [2] and at least sophomore standing; or permission of the chairperson.

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