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

Fall 2003

GK 385 • Graduate Reading Course

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
29060 MWF
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
WAG 10

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

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


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