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GRK 295 – Ancient Lesbos

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Advanced courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

Section Description: Literary, cultural, and historical survey of Ancient Lesbos. The readings will cover the following topics: 1 Hittite texts that mention “Lazpas”. 2 Lesbos in the Epic Cycle (King Makarios, sack by Achilles, etc.) 3 Lesbos and Lydia (Herodotus) 4 Terpander and the Lesbian genos (Mousopoloi) 5 Arion and the Dolphin (Herodotus, Arion Hymn) 6 The Lesbian Dialect 7 Sappho 8 Alcaeus 9 The Mytilinean Revolt and Debate (Thucydides) 10 Strabo et al. on geography of Lesbos

CRN: 95168

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 4/12

Days Time Location
MWF 10:50 - 11:40 481 MAIN ST 207

Instructor(s): John C. Franklin

Meeting Dates: 26 Aug 2019 - 06 Dec 2019