CLASSICS 42 = World Literature 42: MYTHOLOGY [10763] SYLLABUS  

Spring 2006, 11:15-12:05 MWF Fleming 101
Z. Philip Ambrose Rachel Thomas and Meryl Stinehour
philip.ambrose@uvm.edu 656-0649 or 656-3210
Office: Dept. of Classics 481 Main Street, Rm 304
Office Hours: MF 3:30-4:30; TTH 10:00-12:00
WWW: http://www.uvm.edu/~classics/ambrose/clas42_syllabus.html ************************************************************************

Abbreviations: SG = Slide Guide; RG = Reading Guide; LEC = Lecture Outline, all found in Ambrose, Handbook to Classical Mythology

THE OLYMPIANS

Week 1: Ovid, Metamorphoses 1; Hesiod, Theogony

1/18 W LEC 1: Methodology, Chronology, Geography
1/20 F LEC 2: Cosmogony and Divine Succession
1/23 M Reading Guide I 

THE TANTALIDS

Week 2: Ovid 2; Aeschylus, Oresteia (3 plays: Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, Eumenides)

1/25 W LEC 3: Zeus and the Tantalids
1/27 F SG 1: Zeus in Idea and Art
1/30 M RG II; Quiz 1

Week 3: Ovid 3; Sophocles, Electra; Euripides, Electra

2/1 W LEC 4: A comparative Study of the Electra Myth: Strauss/Hofmannsthal
2/3 F LEC 4: continued
2/6 M RG III; Quiz 2

Week 4: Ovid 4; O'Neill, Mourning Becomes Electra

2/8 W Onomastics in Mourning Becomes Electra, Handbook, pp. 45-49.
2/10 F SG 2: Tantalids in Art and Archaeology
2/13 M RG IV; Quiz 3

THE CECROPIDS

Week 5: Ovid 5; Euripides, Hippolytus

2/15 W LEC 5: The Story-pattern of Potiphar's Wife
2/17 F SG 3: Athenians in Myth and Art
[2/20 M President's Day Holiday, no class]
2/22 W RG V; Quiz 4

Week 6: Ovid 6; Racine, Phèdre

2/24 F LEC 6: Racine, Rameau, Louis XIV
2/27 M RG VI; Quiz 5
3/1 W REVIEW SG 5 (OVID 1-6 ONLY)
3/3 F HOUR TEST ONE: OBJECTIVE TEST

THE LABDACIDS

Week 7: Ovid 7; Sophocles, Oedipus Rex; Optional reading for extra credit: Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes

3/6 M LEC 7: Thebes and the Descendants of Cadmus
3/8 W RG VII; Quiz 6;
3/10 F Stravinsky/Cocteau, Oedipus Rex

Week 8: Ovid 8; Sophocles, Antigone

3/13 M LEC 8 and SG 4: Perseus in Art
3/15 W RG VIII, part 2; Quiz 7
3/17 F SG 5 continued: Review Ovid 1-8 and other readings
[3/20-24 Spring Recess]

Week 9: Review Ovid 1-8 and other readings.

3/27 M HOUR TEST TWO: ESSAYS ON ALL READINGS
3/29 W LEC 9: The Labors of Heracles;

THE AEOLIDS

Week 10: Ovid 9; Euripides, Medea

3/31 F LEC 10: Medea
4/3 M RG IX, part 1
4/ 5 W RG IX, part 2; Quiz 8
4/7 F No class. 30 th Annual Vermont Latin Day, 9:00-12:30, Patrick Gymnasium. Extra Credit for helping.

Week 11: Ovid 10; Vergil, Aeneid 4; Optional Reading for Extra Credit:
Apollonius, The Voyage of Argo 3

4/10 M LEC 11: Dido, the Virgin Queen, in Music;
4/12 W Purcell's Dido and Aeneas; PROJECT CHOICES DUE
4/14 F RG X; Quiz 9

THE CHTHONIANS

Week 12: Ovid 11; Euripides, Bacchae; de Alta Silva, Dolopathos (= Handbook, p. 21)

4/17 M LEC 12: Dionysus and the Musical Contest
4/19 W SG 6: Dionysus, Heroes, Chthonians and Satyrs in Art RG XI
4/21 F RG XI; Quiz 10

Week 13: Ovid 12 and 13; Euripides, Cyclops
4/24 M SG 7: Review; TERM PROJECT DUE
4/26 W RG XII, parts 1 and 2
4/28 F RG XII, part 3; Quiz 1

Week 14: Ovid 14 and 15
5/1 M LEC 13: Myth and Metamorphosis
5/3 W RG XIII-XIV; Discussion of Final Exam
5/8 M FINAL EXAM 4:00 PM