Hellas: The World of Greek Myth and Literature
- Lecture 1: Introduction (Monday, June 22)
- Lecture 2: Greek Epic—Homer & Hesiod (Tuesday, June 23)
- Lecture 3: Greek Lyric, Tragedy, & Comedy (Wednesday, June 24)
- Lecture 4: Greek History and Rhetoric (Thursday, June 25)
- Lecture 5: Greek Philosophy (Friday, June 26)
Reading Sources (for download)
- H.G. Edinger, Classical Mythology (custom course materials). NB: Large file; please be patient.
- If you encounter difficulty downloading, here is an alternative version.
- M. Nussbaum, Fragility of Goodness (select chapters)
- Sappho, selected poems, translated by Julia Dubnoff
- Historians and Sophists (custom course materials)
Course Reading List
- For Tuesday, June 23: Edinger pp. 1-6, 33-9, 54-5, 117-19, and Hymns, Iliad & Odyssey to taste
- For Wednesday, June 24: Nussbaum, ‘Luck & Ethics’ (pp. 1-3, 8, 18-19) and ‘Tragedy’ (pp. 25-30; 32-37, 49-50); Sappho, selected poems (linked above)
- For Thursday, June 25: Historians and sophists (custom course materials, linked above)
- For Friday, June 26: Philosophy part 1; and (optionally) Philosophy part 2. (Both linked above)
- You may find it useful and interesting, in general, to explore the readings in Edinger as a sourcebook for Greek myths.