Mar 31, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
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CARS 2300 - Heroes in Classical Literature

The best-known works of ancient Greco-Roman literature focus on the outstanding individuals whom we conventionally call “heroes.” This course introduces significant works of Greco-Roman literature in English translation. It focuses on their impact on Western culture. Readings may be drawn from ancient epic, tragedy, biography, and historiography. No prior knowledge of classical culture or classical languages required.

Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Pillar: Humanities: Text and Contexts
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2HL
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMAH Arts & Humanities
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to recognize and discuss literary aspects and historical contexts for the central works of classical epic: Homer’s Iliad, Virgil’s Aeneid, and Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
  • Students will be able to apply an understanding of the cultural, historical, and material contexts that shaped early Greece and the early Roman empire when discussing and writing about these texts.
  • Students will be able to employ appropriate discipline-specific terms and concepts to interpret and analyze classical literary texts.
  • Students will be able to use appropriate textual evidence to accurately communicate key concepts pertaining to the study of classical epic.

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