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.
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.