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CLCV 120 C - The Classical Tradition - Crisis and Transformation

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Survey of the Greco-Roman tradition from late antiquity to the present. Examination of pagan culture in medieval Christianity and Islam, the literary tradition of the Troy tale, the rediscovery of Greek texts and the Florentine Renaissance, classical allusions in Shakespeare and Milton, the political foundation of the U.S. constitution, and the persistence of the classical tradition in contemporary American popular culture.

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Title: Storytelling and Transformation: Narratives of Self from Homer to Arianna Huffington In this course, we explore ways individuals, groups, societies, and countries locate themselves in the world through storytelling. The course includes examples from the Greek, Roman and Hellenistic traditions as well as popular culture in the United States today. Readings include but not limited to Homer, Plato, Foucault, Kazantzakis, Cavafy, Newman, Michalopoulou.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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