T C 603A • Composition and Reading in World Literature
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Professor Gagarins fall semester will concentrate on the literature of ancient Greece and one modern adaptation. In addition to reading and discussing these works, we will work on writing simple expository prose. Class discussion will be required.
About the Professor Professor Gagarins scholarship is in the areas of Greek literature, philosophy, and law (which he also teaches at the Law School). He has written books on Aeschylus, Greek law, Greek oratory and early Greek political thought. His current projects include a book on writing and Greek law, and editing a 15-volume series of translations of speeches from Athenian law courts and assembly debates. He was on leave in 2002-2003 with a Guggenheim Fellowship.
There will be no exams. The final grade will be based entirely on the papers (about 75%) and class participation (about 25%).
Aeschylus, The Oresteia Aristotle, Poetics Euripides, Bacchae Homer, Iliad Homer, Odyssey Miller, Andrew M. (trans.), Greek Lyric Plato, Symposium Sophocles, Theban Plays