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Lesley Dean-Jones, Chair 2210 Speedway, Mail Code C3400, Austin, TX 78712-1738 • 512-471-5742

Spring 2006

GK 385 • Female Poets

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31295 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
WAG 112
Dean-Jones

Course Description

In this course we will read much of what survives from the Greek female poets of antiquity. Of course, a large part of the readings will be the poems of Sappho, but we will also look at the fragments of Erinna, the little that remains of Corinna and the epigrams written by female poets in the Palatine Anthology. Wewill also read a few poems by male poets for comparative purposes. When translating and interpreting the poems we will consider the conditions of a woman's life in the ancient world and how these may have contributed to the emotions expressed in the poems. The readings will be available as a Course packet from Speedway.

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