Love and Sexuality in Ancient Greece

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Love and Sexuality in Ancient Greece


The Greeks celebrated and were wary of the power of love and sexuality. We study how they represented relationships between men and women, solely among men, and solely among women. Readings may include authors such as Sappho and the other lyric poets, Euripides’ Hippolytus, Plato’s Symposium, Lysias’ On the Murder of Eratosthenes, Longus’ Daphne and Chloe etc. Prerequisite: Students should have a working knowledge of ancient Greek and should select either the intermediate 204 or advanced 304, depending on their skills.

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Analysis and Critique [AC]

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No writing credit

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IDCM - CMS Program

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