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Course: Classical Studies - Academic Year, 2013-14

Co-Ordinator: Brendan McMahon

Classical Studies

Term 1.

How Greek Myth was preserved in epic:

How the Hellenistic culture developed in Alexandria:

How Alexandrian Liiterature produced Jason, the anti-hero:

The Argonautica written 200 Years after Euripides’ great tragedy Medea- the sorceress of Greek poetry.

Term 2.

Ancient Rome 750-88 B.C. History and Roman Literature the Golden Age 83 B.C to 17A.D

Reading Material:

Module 1 - There are a number of very useful publications on this subject, perhaps The Golden Age of Myth and & Legent by Thomas Bullfinch and Classicial Mythology by A R Hope Moncrieff are most ideal, particularly if you are new to the subject.

Module 2 - Homer’s the Illad and the Odyssey (any edition).

Module 3 - Aeschylus: The Orestia Trilogy.

Module 4 - Herodotus: The Histories (any edition) or Selections From Herodutus, published by Forgotten Books, 2010

Modules 5,6,7 - Any general history of Ancient Greece.

Module 8 - Thucydides - The Peloponnesian Wars (any edition) or On Justice , Power and Human Nature, Selections From Thucydides ,(Hacket Publishing Co. 1993)

Please note that the format of most courses will change from time to time. Some courses may not be available to students in a particular year.

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