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This list relates to the trimester Trimester 2 2019 which does not start until 01/07/2019
  1. Book title: Brill’s New Pauly

    Book  BRILL'S NEW PAULY... Look up stuff in here. YAY!

  2. Theories of mythology - Eric Csapo 2005

    Book Supplementary This book has all kind of fabulous bibliography in it.

  3. Week 01 4 items
    WEEK 1 (WEEK OF 08 JULY) Tuesday Lecture 1: Introduction to the course; general remarks on the authors to be surveyed; what is myth? What is storytelling? Why should we care? Reading= None Thursday Lecture 2: Myth? What’s up with it in an exemplary genre? Reading= Pindar, Olympian 1 and Pythian 9 AND Pindar(us) (go to [2] Choral lyricist) in Brill’s New Pauly (for background) Friday Discussion 1: Let’s try out some terminology. Reading= Johnston, Sarah Iles. 2015a. “Narrating Myths: Story and Belief in Ancient Greece.”
    1. LECTURE 2: Pindarus(2,907 words)Book title: Brill’s New Pauly 1994

      Article Required LECTURE 2: Scroll down and read "[2] Choral lyricist Pindar, the Greek writer of choral lyrics. Robbins, Emmet (Toronto)"

    2. LECTURE 2: PINDAR, Olympian Odes 1 | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required LECTURE 2: Read Introduction to Olympian Ode #1 and the ode itself (pp. 44-59).

    3. LECTURE 2: PINDAR, Pythian Odes 9 | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required LECTURE 2: Read Introduction to Pythian Ode #9 and the ode itself (pp. 348-365).

  4. Week 02 11 items
    WEEK 2 (WEEK OF 15 JULY) No Friday Lecture This Week Tutorial #1 This Week (see Blackboard COURSE CONTENT for Tutorial Assignments) Tuesday Lecture 3: Homecoming and The Oresteia Reading= MBE pp. 257-317 out of this book listed on the website as: "Eugene O'Neill, Three Plays: Desire under the Elms, Strange Interlude, Mourning (Vintage Books 1995)." You have purchased this book. Activity = Review (or find a summary of) the plot of The Oresteia of Aeschylus. Here is some help with that, if you like: the following three videos retell The Oresteia. They are light-hearted, moderately profane, generally accurate, and they made me laugh—watch them (they are linked with readings on Blackboard) and you will have a good idea of what went on—takes about 25 minutes total: Agamemnon (1:55: not eh-shy-lus but esk-eh-lus, bro.) The Libation Bearers (4:20: I don’t think Electra was naked. She only tore her clothes some.) The Eumenides (4:15: I don’t see Athena taking advantage of “the Gods’ loophole.” Pretty funny though.) Thursday Lecture 4: The Hunted and Hesiod Reading= MBE pp. 319- 373 AND Hesiod, Works and Days: The Five Ages of Man AND Hesiod(us) (link to Brill’s
    1. LECTURE 3: Homecoming and The Oresteia 

      READ MBE pp. 257-317 
      out of this book listed on the website as: "Eugene O'Neill, Three Plays: Desire under the Elms, Strange Interlude, Mourning (Vintage Books 1995)." You have purchased this book. ALSO, look at those three videos. 

    2. LECTURE 3: The Oresteia, RETOLD! (Part 1: Agamemnon) 18/9/2013

      Audio-visual document Recommended LECTURE 4: Watch this one first for necessary background. It's fun. (1:55: not eh-shy-lus but esk-eh-lus, bro!)

    3. LECTURE 3: The Oresteia, RETOLD! (Part 2: Libation Bearers) 21/9/2013

      Audio-visual document Recommended LECTURE 4: Watch this one second for necessary background. It's fun! (4:20: I don’t think Electra was naked. She only tore her clothes some.)

    4. LECTURE 3: The Oresteia: RETOLD - (Part 3: Eumenides) 29/9/2013

      Audio-visual document Recommended LECTURE 4: Watch this one last for necessary background. It's fun! (4:15: I don’t see Athena taking advantage of “the Gods’ loophole.” Pretty funny though.)

    5. LECTURE 4: The Hunted and Hesiod

       

      Read  MBE pp. 319- 373.

      Also read some Hesiod and some stuff on him... see below.                     

    6. LECTURE 4: Hesiodus(2,249 words)Book title: Brill’s New Pauly

      Article Required LECTURE 5: Hesiod(us) (link to Brill’s New Pauly). This is information on Hesiod.

    7. LECTURE 4: HESIOD, Works and Days | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required LECTURE 5: Hesiod, Works and Days, "The Five Ages of Man" (lines 106-201/pp. 95-105). IMPORTANT: restore lines that appear in footnote 10 on page 101,

    8. DRUNK THEATER'S 14 Minute Rendition of MBE (LECTURES 3, 4, or 5) 4 items
      Amusing and thought provoking too
      1. Drunk Theatre - Mourning Becomes Electra, Part 1 20/1/2016

        Audio-visual document Supplementary Drunk Theater Presents Mourning Becomes Electra (Part One). I thought this was fun. I also like having this quite white masculine work being narrated by a young woman of today. ALSO, these four brief videos don't fit with the structure of the trilogy... they just did it in four parts (while there are three plays).

      2. Drunk Theatre - Mourning Becomes Electra, Part 2 20/1/2016

        Audio-visual document Supplementary Drunk Theater Presents Mourning Becomes Electra (Part Two). I thought this was fun.

      3. Drunk Theatre - Mourning Becomes Electra, Part 3 20/1/2016

        Audio-visual document Supplementary Drunk Theater Presents Mourning Becomes Electra (Part Three). I thought this was fun. NOTE her praise of O'Neill and then on why people drink. Interesting.

      4. Drunk Theatre - Mourning Becomes Electra, Part 4 20/1/2016

        Audio-visual document Supplementary Drunk Theater Presents Mourning Becomes Electra (Part Four). I thought this was fun.

  5. Week 03 3 items
    WEEK 3 (WEEK OF 22 JULY) Tuesday Lecture 5: The Haunted and sex stuff Reading= MBE pp. 375-424 Thursday Lecture 6: Iliad 1 Reading= Homer, Iliad 1 Friday Discussion 2: Johnston, Sarah Iles. 2015b. "The Greek Mythic Story World." Arethusa 48.3: 283-311.
    1. LECTURE 5: The Haunted and sex stuff

      MBE pp. 375-424. 

    2. LECTURE 6: Iliad - Stanley Lombardo, Homer c1997

      Book Required Read this for LECTURE 7. It is book one of Homer's Iliad (pp.1-19).

  6. Week 04 2 items
    WEEK 4 (WEEK OF 29 JULY) No Friday Lecture This Week Tutorial #2 This Week (see Blackboard COURSE CONTENT for Tutorial Assignments) Tuesday Lecture 7: Logue’s transformation of Iliad 1 Reading= Logue, War Music Thursday Lecture 8: H. D.’s use of mythology Reading= H. D., Helen in Egypt, Books 1 and 2  
    1. LECTURE 7: Logue: War Music (Kings)

      Webpage Required LECTURE 8: Read from the top of this page through line 1107 (to the end of page 42).

    2. LECTURE 8: H.D.: Helen in Egypt

      Webpage Required LECTURE 9: Read books 1 and 2 (from the top of the page through line 483).

  7. Week 05 17 items
    WEEK 5 (WEEK OF 05 AUGUST) Tuesday Lecture 9: Propertius in Love Reading= Information on Propertius (link to Brill’s New Pauly) AND Propertius, Elegies 1.3, 3.15, 3.19, 4.4, 4.9 Thursday Lecture 10: Ovid on Love Reading= Information on Ovid (Ovidius Naso, Publius) (link to Brill’s New Pauly) AND Ovid, Amores 1.I, 1.III, 1.X, 2.XIV, 2.XVII, 3.XII AND Ovid, The Art of Love 1.269-351 Friday Discussion 3: Read Duncan's the HD BOOK from beginning of Appendix 1 (starts on pg. 421) until you get to "“Never, never do I forget the host,” Helen says: the chosen, the flower of all-time, of all-history; it was they who struck, as the flint, the spark" at the bottom of page 429. PLEASE ALSO REVIEW THE H. D. READING FROM LAST WEEK. **Sunday, 11 August: Writing Assignment due sometime on this day**
    1. Propertius(1,993 words) Book title: Brill’s New Pauly 1900

      Article Required LECTURE 9: Read this for background on the Roman poet, Propertius.

    2. PROPERTIUS, Elegies | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required Read Propertius' elegy 1.3 (pp. 45-49) for LECTURE 9.

    3. PROPERTIUS, Elegies | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required Read Propertius' elegy 3.15 (pp. 275-277) for LECTURE 9.

    4. PROPERTIUS, Elegies | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required Read Propertius' elegy 3.19 (pp. 287-289) for LECTURE 9.

    5. PROPERTIUS, Elegies | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required Read Propertius' elegy 4.4 (pp. 333-341) for LECTURE 9.

    6. PROPERTIUS, Elegies | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required Read Propertius' elegy 4.9 (pp. 371-377) for LECTURE 9.

    7. Ovidius Naso, Publius(3,924 words) Book title: Brill’s New Pauly 1981

      Article Required LECTURE 10: Read this for background on the poet Ovid.

    8. OVID, Amores | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required Read Ovid's "epigram of the poet himself" and Amores 1.I (pp. 319-321) for LECTURE 10.

    9. OVID, Amores | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required Read Ovid's Amores 1.III (pp. 325-327) for LECTURE 10.

    10. OVID, Amores | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required Read Ovid's Amores 1.X (pp. 359-363) for LECTURE 10.

    11. OVID, Amores | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required Read Ovid's Amores 2.XIV (pp. 423-427) for LECTURE 10.

    12. Ovid, Amores - Ovid

      Book Required Ovid's Amores 2.XVII (pp. 433-435) for LECTURE 10.

    13. OVID, Amores | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required Read Ovid's Amores 3.XII (pp. 499-503) for LECTURE 10.

    14. OVID, Ars Amatoria | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required Read Ovid's The Art of Love 1.269-351: pg. 31 (start at last paragraph) to pg. 37 (to end of paragraph in the middle of the page) for LECTURE 10.

    15. The H. D. Book - Robert Duncan, , Michael Boughn, , Victor Coleman, , Michael Boughn, , and Victor Coleman 2010

      Book Required Read Duncan's the HD BOOK for Discussion 03 from beginning of Appendix 1 (starts on pg. 421) until you get to "“Never, never do I forget the host,” Helen says: the chosen, the flower of all-time, of all-history; it was they who struck, as the flint, the spark" at the bottom of page 429. PLEASE ALSO REVIEW THE H. D. READING FROM LAST WEEK. |

    16. H. D., The Flowering of the Rod - H. D. (Hilda Doolittle)

      Article Supplementary H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), 1886-1961: The Flowering of the Rod (referred to in Duncan)

    17. Iliad - Homer

      Book Supplementary Aeneas and Aphrodite and Apollo in Book 5 of the Iliad

  8. Week 06 5 items
    WEEK 6 (WEEK OF 12 AUGUST) No Friday Lecture This Week Tutorial #3 This Week (see Blackboard COURSE CONTENT for Tutorial Assignments) Tuesday Lecture 11: Philosophy 1 Reading= LECTURE 11: read (1) Pherecydes of Syros frags. 1-5 on pg. 14, (2) note on Theagenes of Rhegium on pg. 15, (3) Acusilaus of Argos frag. 40a on pg. 18, (4) Xenophanes of Colophon (6th century BCE) frags. 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18 on pg. 22, (5) Heracleitus of Ephesus (fl. 500 BCE) frag 15 on pg. 25 and frag. 42 on pg. 27, (6) Parmenides of Elea frag. 1 on pp. 41-42, (7) Empedocles of Acragas (fl. 450) frags. 59, 60, 61, 66 on pp. 58-59. Thursday Lecture 12: Philosophy 2 Reading= Gorgias’ Encomium to Helen AND “Shaffer, Diana. 1998. ‘The Shadow of Helen The Status of the Visual Image in Gorgias’s Encomium to Helen.’”
    1. EXCERPTS FROM THE PRESOCRATIC PHILOSOPHERS! (Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic philosophers: a complete translation of the fragments in Diels, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker) - Kathleen Freeman, Hermann Diels 1948

      Book Required LECTURE 11: read (1) Pherecydes of Syros frags. 1-5 on pg. 14, (2) note on Theagenes of Rhegium on pg. 15, (3) Acusilaus of Argos frag. 40a on pg. 18, (4) Xenophanes of Colophon (6th century BCE) frags. 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18 on pg. 22, (5) Heracleitus of Ephesus (fl. 500 BCE) frag 15 on pg. 25 and frag. 42 on pg. 27, (6) Parmenides of Elea frag. 1 on pp. 41-42, (7) Empedocles of Acragas (fl. 450) frags. 59, 60, 61, 66 on pp. 58-59.

    2. Encomium of Helen - Douglas M. MacDowell, Gorgias 1982

      Book Required LECTURE 12: Gorgias' Encomium to Helen

    3. The Shadow of Helen: The Status of the Visual Image in Gorgias's - Diana Shaffer 08/1998

      Article Required LECTURE 12: an article on Gorgias' Helen

    4. LECTURE 11, 12, or 13: The Bar Fight - Existential Comics

      Webpage Recommended While not the same, the Aristotelians recall the analyticals and the Platonists the continentals. Sort of. It's fun in any case.

    5. Defining the Relationship - The Chronicle of Higher Education

      Webpage Recommended An interesting piece that I think describes the Lecturer-Student relation at Uni well.

  9. Week 07 6 items
    WEEK 7 (WEEK OF 02 SEPTEMBER) Tuesday Lecture 13: Philosophy 3 Reading= Plato's Republic pp. 67-84 (on education), 361-368 (The Myth of Er), and 376-381 (an explanation of the Spindle of Necessity) AND Plato “the philosopher” (link to Brill’s New Pauly) **read bio notes and scan the rest** Thursday Lecture 14: Porphyry (AKA Philosophy 4) Reading= Porphyry, The Cave of the Muses in the Odyssey AND Porphyry (Porphyrius) (link to Brill’s New Pauly) **read bio notes and scan the rest** Friday Discussion 4: Lamberton, Robert. 1999. “Sweet Honey in the Rock.”
    1. LECTURE 13: Plato(7,761 words)Book title: Brill’s New Pauly 1989

      Article Required Plato “the philosopher” (link to Brill’s New Pauly) **read bio notes and scan the rest**

    2. The Republic - Henry Desmond Pritchard Lee, M. S. Lane, Plato 2007

      Book Required LECTURE 13: Read from Plato's Republic pp. 67-84 (on education), 361-368 (The Myth of Er), and 376-381 (an explanation of the Spindle of Necessity)

    3. Porphyrius(3,201 words) Book title: Brill’s New Pauly

      Article Required LECTURE 14: Porphyry (Porphyrius) (link to Brill’s New Pauly) **read bio notes and scan the rest**

    4. Porphyry, On the Cave of the Nymphs (1917) English translation.

      Webpage Required LECTURE 14: Read the text and refer to the notes.

    5. DISCUSSION 4: “Sweet Honey in the Rock” - Robert Lamberton 1999

      Chapter  DISCUSION 4: Lamberton riffs on Porphyry.

    6. Pindr – EIDOLON

      Webpage Supplementary This is fun. You will recognize many of the names!

  10. Week 08 7 items
    WEEK 8 (WEEK OF 09 SEPTEMBER) No Friday Lecture This Week Tutorial #4 This Week (see Blackboard COURSE CONTENT for Tutorial Assignments) Tuesday Lecture 15: History and Myth 1 Reading= Herodotus, The Persian Wars 1.1-12 (pp.3-¬17) AND Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War 1.I-XII (pp.3-25) Wednesday Lecture 16: History and Myth 2 (and out) Reading= Livy, History of Rome 1.pref. (pg.3 to top of 9), 1.LVII-LX (pp. 197-209), 2.XII-XIII (pp. 255-263), 8.VII-X (pp. 23-43) AND Virgil, Aeneid 1.223-304 (pg. 277 [last paragraph] to the end of second paragraph on pg. 283) Declaration of Research Topic is due by the end of this week, on or before 15 September.
    1. HERODOTUS, The Persian Wars | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required LECTURE 15: Herodotus, The Persian Wars 1.1-12 (pp.3-17)

    2. THUCYDIDES, History of the Peloponnesian War | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required LECTURE 15: Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War 1.I-XII (pp.3-25)

    3. LIVY, History of Rome 1 | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required LECTURE 16: Livy, History of Rome 1.pref. (pg.3 to top of 9)

    4. LIVY, History of Rome 1 | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required LECTURE 16: Livy, History of Rome 1.LVII-LX (pp. 197-209). LUCRETIA

    5. LIVY, History of Rome 2 | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required LECTURE 16: Livy, History of Rome 2.XII-XIII (pp. 255-263). GAIUS MUCIUS "SCAEVOLA" and CLOELIA

    6. LIVY, History of Rome 8 | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required LECTURE 16: Livy, History of Rome 8.VII-X (pp. 23-43). TITUS MANLIUS and DECIUS MUS

    7. VIRGIL, Aeneid | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required LECTURE 16: Virgil, Aeneid 1.223-304 (pg. 277 [last paragraph] to the end of second paragraph on pg. 283)

  11. Week 09 4 items
    WEEK 9 (WEEK OF 16 SEPTEMBER) Tuesday Lecture 17: Medea 1 Reading= Apollodorus, The Library 1 (pg. 109 [second paragraph] to pg. 125) Thursday Lecture 18: Medea 2 Reading= Euripides (read sections A, Medea in B, and C at least) (link to Brill’s New Pauly) AND Euripides' Medea (pp. 276-413) Friday Discussion 5: Fowler, Robert L. 2011. “Mythos and Logos.” The Journal of Hellenic Studies 131: 45-66.
    1. APOLLODORUS, The Library | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required LECTURE 17: Apollodorus, The Library 1 (pg. 109 [second paragraph] to pg. 125).

    2. Euripides(4,470 words) Book title: Brill’s New Pauly 1985

      Article Required LECTURE 18: Euripides (read sections A, Medea in B, and C at least) (link to Brill’s New Pauly)

    3. EURIPIDES, Medea | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required LECTURE 18: Euripides' Medea (pp. 276-413)

    4. Discussion 5: MYTHOS AND LOGOS - ROBERT L. FOWLER 2011

      Article  Discussion 5: Thinking about mythos and logos some more.

  12. Week 10 4 items
    WEEK 10 (WEEK OF 23 SEPTEMBER) No Friday Lecture This Week Tutorial #5 This Week (see Blackboard COURSE CONTENT for Tutorial Assignments) Tuesday Lecture 19: Medea 3 Reading= Apollonius of Rhodes (go to [2]) (link to Brill’s New Pauly) AND Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica 3 (pp. 217-327) Thursday Lecture 20: Even more Medea Reading= Ovid, Metamorphoses 7.1-403 (pp. 341-371 [to the end of second paragraph]) AND Ovid, Heroides 12: Medea to Jason (pp. 143-159)
    1. LECTURE 19: Apollonius(7,446 words)Book title: Brill’s New Pauly 1990

      Article Required LECTURE 20: Apollonius of Rhodes (go to [2]) (link to Brill’s New Pauly)

    2. APOLLONIUS OF RHODES, Argonautica | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required LECTURE 19: Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica 3 (pp. 217-327)

    3. OVID, Metamorphoses | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required LECTURE 20: Ovid, Metamorphoses 7.1-403 (pp. 341-373 [to the end of the first paragraph])

    4. OVID, Heroides | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required LECTURE 20: Ovid, Heroides 12: Medea to Jason (pp. 143-159).

  13. Week 11 6 items
    WEEK 11 (WEEK OF 30 SEPTEMBER) Tuesday Lecture 21: Yes, more Medea Reading= Seneca (go to [2]) (link to Brill’s New Pauly) AND Seneca's Medea (pp. 334-433) Thursday Lecture 22: Medea 6 Reading= Valerius Flaccus (go, way down!!, to [III 4]) (link to Brill’s New Pauly) AND Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica 6-7 (pp. 300-409) AND a little bit of Homer Iliad 14 Friday Discussion 6: TBD **Sunday, 06 October: Research Essay due on Blackboard sometime on this day (Sunday), i.e., there is no particular time of day the essay is due.**
    1. Seneca(4,709 words) Book title: Brill’s New Pauly

      Article Required LECTURE 21: Seneca (go to [2]) (link to Brill’s New Pauly).

    2. SENECA THE YOUNGER, Medea | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required LECTURE 21: Seneca's Medea (pp. 334-433)

    3. Valerius(11,988 words) Book title: Brill’s New Pauly 1965

      Article Required LECTURE 22: Valerius Flaccus (go, way down!!, to [III 4]) (link to Brill’s New Pauly)

    4. VALERIUS FLACCUS, Argonautica | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required LECTURE 22: Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica 6-7 (pp. 300-409)

    5. Iliad - Homer

      Book Required LECTURE 22: Homer Book 14 (pg. 83, that's all :))... Aphrodite loans the "girdle" to Hera

  14. Week 12 3 items
    WEEK 12 (WEEK OF 07 OCTOBER) No Friday Lecture This Week Tutorial #6 This Week (see Blackboard COURSE CONTENT for Tutorial Assignments) Tuesday Lecture 23: Nonnus I Reading= Nonnus (link to Brill’s New Pauly) AND Nonnos, Dionysiaca 1 (pp. 3-43) Thursday Lecture 23: Nonnus II Reading= Nonnos, Dionysiaca 2 (pp. 45-99) AND Hesiod, TYPHOEUS episode from Theogony, lines 820-885 (pp. 69-75)
    1. Nonnus(1,593 words) Book title: Brill’s New Pauly

      Article Required LECTURE 23: Nonnus (link to Brill’s New Pauly)

    2. NONNOS, Dionysiaca | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required LECTURE 23-24: Nonnos, Dionysiaca 1 and 2 (pp. 3-99) (Read book 1 for Tuesday and book 2 for Thursday.)

    3. HESIOD, Theogony | Loeb Classical Library

      Webpage Required LECTURE 24: Hesiod TYPHOEUS episode from Theogony, lines 820-885 (pp. 69-75)