Topics in Greek Literature: Jason and Medea: Argonautica 3

This course focuses on Book 3 of the Argonautica by Apollonius of Rhodes: Jason arrives in Colchis, Medea falls in love with him and decides to help him retrieve the Golden Fleece. Students will gain an insight into the development of epic in the Hellenistic period. They will need to read selections from Homer, Sappho, Pindar and Euripides in translation, and consider Apollonius as a reader and scholar as well as a poet. The course will also investigate ancient ideas about love in its emotional, moral and physical impact.
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003264
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388
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309
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