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ENGL 2110 Classical and Biblical Backgrounds of English Literature (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The course is open to students of any major and in any year. Its goals include: (1) exposure to a broad range of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew literature in translation (myths, histories, authors, characters, plots, themes); (2) attentiveness to what is at stake, theoretically and practically, in translation into English; and (3) the development of comparatist practices of reading that respect and explore cultural differences. Emphasis on the Homeric epics, Greek tragedies, the more conspicuously literary parts of the Hebrew Bible, and the metamorphoses of the Greek and Hebrew traditions in the Roman world during the transition to the Common Era.


Instructor(s): Dayton Haskin

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 30-Jan-17