GK 385 • Graduate Reading Course
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
For this course good Greek and Latin are both required. Translation quizzes will be given in both languages. We will outline the whole tradition from Homer to Longinus, stopping on some principal topics: Aristophanes' Frogs; Plato's Phaedrus and his other discussions of literary theory; Aristotle's Poetics and Rhetoric; the new texts giving the literary criticism of the Stoics and Epicureans, produced by the Philodemus Project; Horace; Dionysius of Halicarnassus; Longinus On the Sublime.
A 15 page paper is required, occasional translation quizzes and attendance and contribution to discussion making up the rest of the grade.
Aristophanes. Stanford, ed. Frogs (Focus) Aristotle, Fyfe, ed. Vol XXIII: Aristotle's Poetics & Longinus' On the Sublime (Harvard Loeb) Aristotle, Freese, ed. The "Art" of Rhetoric (Harvard Loeb) A large handout from Jenn's