Syllabus

9/12-9/16: Callimachus in Context

Greek reading: Hymn to Apollo 1-41

Secondary reading: Strootman, R., ‘Literature and the Kings’. In J.J. Clauss and M. Cuypers, A Companion to Hellenistic Literature, Malden, MA, 2010, 30-45

Common session #1 9/15: Callimachus

Free writing on any theme due Friday 9/16

9/19-9/23: Callimachus’ Hymns

Greek Reading: Hymn to Apollo 42-89

Reading in Translation: Homeric Hymns

Common Session #2 9/22: Callimachus

Free writing on any theme due Friday 9/23

 9/26-9/30: Callimachus’ Hymns and Epigram

Greek Reading: Hymn to Apollo 90-113; Select Epigrams

Secondary reading: Petrovic, I, ‘Gods in Callimachus’ Hymns’, forthcoming in: J. Clauss, M. Cuypers, and A. Kahane (eds), Gods in Greek Hexameter Poetry and Beyond, Stuttgart, forthcoming.

Common Session #3 9/29: Callimachus and Epigram

Free writing on any theme due Friday 9/30

 10/3-10/7: Callimachus’ Aetia

Greek Reading: Aetia frr. 1-2

Student common session on Aetia 10/6

Free writing on chosen theme due Friday 10/7

10/10-10/14: Callimachus and Apollonius

Greek Reading: Quarrel epigram; Opening of Argonautica

Common Session #4 10/13: Callimachus and Apollonius

Free writing on chosen theme due Friday 10/14

10/17-10/21: Apollonius

Greek Reading: Apollonius Bk 3 Excerpts TBA

Reading in Translation: Apollonius Bk 3

Student driven Common session on Apollonius 10/20

Free writing on chosen theme due Friday 10/21

 10/24-10/28: Apollonius’ Medea

Greek Reading: Apollonius Bk 3 Excerpts TBA

Secondary reading: Walsh, G.B. Surprised by self: Audible thought in Hellenistic Poetry, CP 85, 1990, 1.21

Common Session #5 10/27: Medea in Apollonius

Statement of Intent due Friday 10/28

10/31-11/4: Apollonius

Greek Reading: Apollonius Bk 3 Excerpts TBA

Student common session on paper topics 11/3

Writing on paper topic due Friday 11/4

11/7-11/11: Theocritus

Greek Reading: Theocritus 11.1-40

Reading in Translation: Theocritus 15, 17

Common Session #6 11/10: Theocritus

Writing on paper topic due Friday 11/11

 11/14-11/18: Theocritus

Greek Reading: Theocritus 11.41-81

Student common session on abstracts 11/17

Abstract due 11/18