Readings in translation from a variety of cultures and authors from the Ancient World through the European Renaissance will be the focus of this class. Representative selections will be drawn from Classical Greece and Rome, China, India, and Western Europe. Readings include the major genres of epic poetry, drama, lyric verse, and prose fiction. Major themes include the warrior ideal, the relationship between the state and the citizen, and the pleasures of private life. (Prerequisites: ENGL101 or ENGL110)
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