Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

The Development of Greek Literature
0.5 Credit

A study of the development of various genres of Greek literature from approximately c. 700 B.C. to 300 B.C. Authors and works may include: Homer's Odyssey; Greek Lyric poets (including Sappho); the Greek tragedians (Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides); Greek comedy (Aristophanes and Menander); the literary criticism of Plato and Aristotle; historiography (Herodotus and Thucydides); pastoral poetry (Theocritus). Emphasis will be on modes of composition and performance, literary analysis, the influence of political and social change. (All works will be read in English translation.)