Comparative Literature 30A
Introduction: Literature in the Ancient World
- The One Who Looked into the Abyss
- What is literature? Why study ancient literature?
- The Purpose of Literature
- Course Logistics
- Class Meetings
- Papers and Tests
- Books and Readings
- Who are we?
- The Beginnings of Civilization and of Literature
- Civilization and Barbarism
- Literature, Writing, and Speech
- The Books and their Times
- The Ancient Near East: Gilgamesh, c. 2500-1500 B.C.E., The
Exaltation of Inanna by Enheduanna c. 2000 B.C.E.
- Ancient Greece: Homer, c. 800 BCE, Sophocles, 496-406 BCE, Plato, 428-348
- The Roman Empire: Virgil, (Publius Vergilius Maro) 70-19 BCE
- Anglo-Saxon Britain: Beowulf, c. 700-750 CE
- Medieval Spain: El Poema del Cid, c. 1140-1207
- The Late Middle Ages in Italy: La divina commedia: Inferno by
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321