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Michael Stoff, Director 305 East 23rd St, CLA 2.102, (G3600) Austin, TX 78712-1250 • 512-471-1442

Fall 2004

T C 603A • Composition and Reading in World Literature

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42140 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
CBA 4.332
Gagarin

Course Description

Professor Gagarin’s 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 Gagarin’s 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.

Grading Policy

There will be no exams. The final grade will be based entirely on the papers (about 75%) and class participation (about 25%).

Texts

Aeschylus, The Oresteia Aristotle, Poetics Euripides, Bacchae Homer, Iliad Homer, Odyssey Miller, Andrew M. (trans.), Greek Lyric Plato, Symposium Sophocles, Theban Plays

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