Novel & Romance in Antiquity F17 (CLAS*4000) | College of Arts

Novel & Romance in Antiquity F17 (CLAS*4000)

Code and section: CLAS*4000*01

Term: Fall 2017

Instructor: P. O'Cleirigh


The historical and formal roots of fiction in the classical prose romances. Special attention is paid to the influence of myth, religion, historiography and ethical biography. Among texts studied are Daphnis and Chloe, Satyricon, and Aithiopika.

Learning Outcomes:
The student, on successfully completing this course, will
1) possess a broad knowledge of Ancient Greek and Roman prose fiction (studied in accurate   translations) 
2) recognise the ways in which the prose authors being studied
utilize excellent elements in earlier Greek and Latin literature
3) enjoy an increased ability to analyse and interpret other literary texts, in
line with the University’s learning objective of literacy.

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