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FIF 200 Ancient Blockbusters: Highlights of Greek and Roman Literature

Course Description

In this course, we will focus on the highlights of ancient Greek and Roman literature. We'll discuss: epic poems of adventure by Homer and Virgil; lyric poems of love and hate by Archilochus, Sappho, Catullus, Horace and Ovid; ancient masterpiece theatre of blood by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides; comedies of Aristophanes and Plautus; the truth-or-lies oratory of Demosthenes and Cicero; satirical poems of Horace and Juvenal; novel novels by Apuleius and Petronius; pre-Suzuki Nature of Things by Lucretius; and, 'how to' books for comedians, cooks, farmers and lovers by Hesiod, Virgil, Apicius, Philaenis and Philogelos. Other authors and topics will be discussed upon request.


There is a 20% reduced fee for students 65 years of age or older at the time of registration. You must register by phone (403-220-2952) or in person to receive this discount.

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