May 12, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21
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CLAS 2300 - Heroes – Classical Literature in Translation


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
General Education Code: 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
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to apply basic critical techniques in the study of contemporary reception of classical literature.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate development of skills in critical reading and analytical writing.
  • Students will be able to describe selected aspects of the impact of Greco-Roman literature on Western culture.
  • Students will be able to identify basic critical and theoretical trends in the study of Greco-Roman literature.
  • Students will be able to identify basic themes in Greco-Roman literature, culture, and mythology.



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