CCIV 110 SPRING 2000
WOMEN IN ANCIENT GREECE
COURSE SYLLABUS
SUMMARY

MONDAY

ASSIGNMENT

WEDNESDAY

ASSIGNMENT

first week

Background Reading: Katz, "Daughters of Demeter" (Web Site)

January 26

Introduction and Course Orientation

January 31

Homer, Iliad Book I ; Introduction (sections)
Web Sites: (see below)

February 2

Homer, Iliad Book III
Web Sites: (see below)

February 8

Tuesday evening

8 pm

Training Session for WebBoard
(required attendance)

February 7

Homer, Iliad Book VI 
Web Sites: (see below)

February 9

Homer, Iliad Books XXII, XXIV. 850-912
Web Sites: (see below)
Paper #1a due 2/10

February 14

Homer, Odyssey Books 1, 2
Web Sites: (see below)

February 16

Homer, Odyssey, Books 6-8 
Web Sites: (see below)
Comments on #1a due 2/17

February 21

Homer, Odyssey Books 16, 18, 19 
Web Sites: (see below)

February 23

Homer, Odyssey Books 21, 23 
Web Sites: (see below)
Paper #1b due 2/24

February 28

Hesiod, Theogony (the succession myth) 
Web Sites: (see below)

March 1

Hesiod, Theogony, Works and Days (the myth of Pandora), Semonides Poem 7
Web Sites: (see below)
Paper #1c due 3/2
Comments on #1b due 3/2

March 6

Homeric Hymn to Demeter, first half
Web Sites: (see below)

March 8

Homeric Hymn to Demeter, second half
Web Sites: (see below)
Paper #2a due 3/9
Comments on #1c due 3/9

March 10-27

SPRING BREAK

March 10-27

SPRING BREAK

March 27

Sappho, poems 1, 31, 16
Web Sites: (see below)

March 29

Sappho, poems 96, 94, 44
Web Sites: (see below)
Paper #2b due 3/30
Comments on #2a due 3/30

April 3

Pindar, Pythian Ode IV
Web Sites: (see below)

April 5

Pindar, Pythian Odes V, IX
Web Sites: (see below)
Paper #2c due 4/6
Comments on #2b due 4/6

April 10

Aeschylus, Agamemnon 
Web Sites: (see below)

April 12

Aeschylus, Libation Bearers
Web Sites: (see below)
Paper #3a due 4/13
Comments on #2c due 4/13

April 17

Sophocles, Electra 
Web Sites: (see below)

April 19

Euripides, Electra 
Web Sites: (see below)
Paper #3b due 4/20
Comments on #3a due 4/20

April 24

Aeschylus, Eumenides 
Web Sites: (see below)

April 26

PASSOVER

May 1

Sophocles, Antigone 
Web Sites: (see below)

May 3

Euripides, Medea 
Web Sites: (see below)
Paper #3c due 5/4
Comments on #3b due 5/4
Final Paper Outlines due 5/6

May 8

Final Paper Outline discussion (see below)

May 10
May 15

Comments on #3c due
Final Papers due by 8 am

CCIV 110 SPRING 2000
COURSE SYLLABUS
DESCRIPTION 

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For each class, the assignment comprises:
1. Reading in a text, which may or may not include Explanatory Notes
[1a. Supplementary reading (sometimes), usually drawn from the Introduction to the volume]
2. Background Information on a Web Site designed for the course, with links to other Web sites, both ones designed for the course and ones on the Internet
3. Illustrations and Study Questions, a Web site designed for the course, and links to other Web sites.

There are also various optional resources:
1. Links to an on-line site in Perseus (see below) for the assigned text, when this is available. This site does not usually contain the translations that we are using, but for some texts (see the Course Information page) this will not matter. You should, nevertheless, either bring a text to class each time or arrange to share one with another class member, since discussion will require frequent reference to the readings.
2. Perseus, a Web Site which is a library of visual, archaeological, artistic, geographical, and other information on the ancient Greek world. If you want to know more about any aspect of the reading, this is the place to go. This link will take you to Perseus's Home Page
3. Diotima, a Web Site designed for the study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World. It also contains visual, artistic, and other kinds of materials. If you want to explore further various aspects of the study of women in ancient Greece, this is the place to go. This link will take you to Diotima's Home Page.

Paper Topics: To browse these, click on this link.


January 31
Homer, Iliad, Book I (Fagles translation)
"Introduction" to Fagles, Iliad, pp. 1-5 (plot summary), pp. 23-30 ("The Trojan War")
Web Sites: Background Information; Illustrations and Study Questions; Iliad I on Perseus
If you did not read Katz, Daughters of Demeter before the first class, you should read it sometime within the next week
Optional Background Reading: Katz, Women, Children, and Men
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February 2
Homer, Iliad Book III  (Fagles translation)
Web Sites: Background Information; Illustrations and Study Questions; Iliad III on Perseus;
Optional: Vase Representations of Helen in the Perseus Database
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February 7
Homer, Iliad Book VI  (Fagles translation)
Web Sites: Background Information; Illustrations and Study Questions; Iliad VI on Perseus
Optional: Vase Representations of Andromache in the Perseus Database.
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February 8
Training Session for WebBoard in preparation for posting of papers on February 10; 8pm; ST Lab (Mac Side) located in Science Tower Rm 103
Exercise: link to Illustrations and Study Questions; prepare an answer to the first question (Compare and contrast the appeals to Hector by Priam and Hecuba in the opening section of Book XXII. How do they differ and how are they similar? )
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February 9
Homer, Iliad Book XXII, Book XXIV, lines 850-912 (pages 612-14); (Fagles translation)
Web Sites: Background Information; Illustrations and Study Questions; Iliad XXII on Perseus
PAPER #1A DUE 2/10; TOPICS; POST BY MIDNIGHT
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February 14
Homer, Odyssey Books 1, 2 (Fagles translation)
Web Sites: Background Information; Illustrations and Study Questions; Odyssey 1 on Perseus
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February 16
Homer, Odyssey Books 6-8 (Fagles translation)
Web Sites: Background Information; Illustrations and Study Questions; Odyssey 6 on Perseus, Odyssey 7 on Perseus, Odyssey 8 on Perseus
COMMENTS ON #1a DUE 2/17; POST BY MIDNIGHT
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February 21
Homer, Odyssey Books 16, 18, 19  (Fagles translation)
Web Sites: Background Information; Illustrations and Study Questions; Odyssey 16 on Perseus, Odyssey 18 on Perseus, Odyssey 19 on Perseus
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February 23
Homer, Odyssey Books 21, 23 (Fagles translation)
Web Sites: Background Information; Illustrations and Study Questions; Odyssey 21 on Perseus, Odyssey 23 on Perseus
PAPER 1B DUE 2/24; TOPICS; POST BY MIDNIGHT
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Listen to the first 16 verses of the Iliad (requires Apple Quicktime 3.0; download free)
Listen to Iliad 6.466-475 (=6.555-567 Fagles, p. 211)


February 28
Hesiod, Theogony, lines 1-534, 617-1022 (pages 13-26, 28-38)
Web Sites: Background Information; Illustrations and Study Questions; Theogony on Perseus
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March 1
Hesiod, Theogony, lines 535-616 (pages 26-28); Hesiod, Works and Days, lines 47-106 (pages 68-69); Semonides, fragment 7 (Web Site; see below)
Web Sites: Background Information; Illustrations and Study Questions; Pandora myth in Theogony on Perseus, Pandora myth in Works and Days on Perseus, Pandora Myth in Works and Days on Diotima, Semonides, poem 7 on Diotima
PAPER 1C DUE 3/2; TOPICS; COMMENTS ON 1B DUE 3/2; POST BOTH BY MIDNIGHT
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March 6
Homeric Hymn to Demeter, lines 1-242 (course packet)
Web Sites: Background Information; Illustrations and Study Questions; HH Demeter, lines 1-242 on Perseus
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March 8
Homeric Hymn to Demeter, lines 243-495 (course packet)
Web Sites:Background Information; Illustrations and Study Questions; HH Demeter, lines 243-495 on Perseus
PAPER 2A DUE 3/9; TOPICS; COMMENTS ON 1C DUE 3/9; POST BOTH BY MIDNIGHT
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March 27
Sappho, Poem 1 (= Raynor 1), Fragment 31 (= Raynor 8), Fragment 16 (= Raynor 4), plus notes; read all translations in the course packet; read and think about the poem by HD referenced on the Study Questions Page
Web Sites: Background Information; Illustrations and Study Questions
Sappho 1 (Lefkowitz), Sappho 1 (Lattimore, Powell), Sappho 1 (Myatt), read all together
Sappho 31 on Diotima, more translations of Sappho 31 on Diotima, Sappho 31 translated by Myatt, read all together
Sappho 16 on Diotima, more translations of Sappho 16 on Diotima, Sappho 16 translated by Myatt, read all together
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March 29
Sappho, Fragment 94 (= Raynor 14), Fragment 96 (= Raynor 15), Fragment 44 (= Raynor 51), plus notes; read all translations in the course packet
Web Sites: Background Information,Illustrations and Study Questions
Sappho 94 on Diotima, another translation of Sappho 94 on Diotima (Raynor), Sappho 94 translated by Myatt, Sappho 94 (Barnard), read all together
Sappho 96 on Diotima, Sappho 96 translated by Myatt, read all together
Sappho 44 on Diotima, another translation of Sappho 44 (Powell), read all together
PAPER 2B DUE 3/30; TOPICS; COMMENTS ON 2A DUE 3/30; POST BOTH BY MIDNIGHT
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April 3
Pindar, Pythian Odes IV (course packet)
Web Sites: Background Information;Illustrations and Study Questions; Pythian IV on Perseus
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April 5
Pindar, Pythian Odes V and IX (course packet)
Web Sites: Background Information;Illustrations and Study Questions;
Pythian V on Perseus; Pythian IX on Perseus; student web site with translation of Pythian IX; student web site with commentary on Pythian IX
PAPER 2C DUE 4/6; TOPICS; COMMENTS ON 2B DUE 4/6; POST BOTH BY MIDNIGHT
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April 10
Aeschylus, Agamemnon
Web Sites: Background Information; Illustrations and Study Questions; Agamemnon on Perseus
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April 12
Aeschylus, Libation Bearers
Web Sites: Background Information; Illustrations and Study Questions; Libation Bearers on Perseus
PAPER 3A DUE 4/13; TOPICS; COMMENTS ON 2C DUE 4/13; POST BOTH BY MIDNIGHT
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April 17
Sophocles, Electra 
Web Sites: Background Information; Illustrations and Study Questions; Sophocles' Electra on Perseus
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April 19
Euripides, Electra 
Web Sites: Background Information; Illustrations and Study Questions,Euripides' Electra on Perseus
PAPER 3B DUE 4/20; TOPICS; COMMENTS ON 3A DUE 4/20; POST BOTH BY MIDNIGHT
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April 24
Aeschylus, Eumenides
Web Sites: Background Information; Illustrations and Study Questions; Eumenides on Perseus
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April 26
PASSOVER (7th day)
No class meeting
Start working on Final Paper Outines
Final Papers are due 8 am, Monday, May 15 (no late papers; no extensions)
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May 1
Sophocles, Antigone
Web Sites: Background Information; Illustrations and Study Questions; Antigone on Perseus
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May 3
Euripides, Medea
Web Sites: Background Information; Illustrations and Study Questions; Medea on Perseus
PAPER 3C DUE 5/4; TOPICS; COMMENTS ON 3B DUE 5/4; POST BOTH BY MIDNIGHT
FINAL PAPER OUTLINES DUE 5/6; POST BY MIDNIGHT
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May 8 (last class)
Final Paper Outlines; discussion of paper topics by group
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May 10
COMMENTS ON PAPER #3C DUE; POST BY MIDNIGHT
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Image Credits:
Women weaving. Lekythos by the Amasis Painter; around 560-525 BCE. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fletcher Fund, 1931, no. 31.11.10. Transcript from D. B. Thompson, The Athenan Agora:. An Ancient Shopping Center, Excavations of the Athenian Agora Picture Book Number 12, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Princeton, N. J., 1971; fig. 17.
Matzoh (April 26) http://www.bitsela.com/passover.htm


Last updated 18 February 2000