Ancient Literary Criticism

Ancient Literary Criticism
Survey emphasizing both chief works of the tradition and their practical application to reading of Greek and Latin authors.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesGREEK 302; or LATIN 302
 ProgramsContaining CLSCS 420
Course Outcomes

Reading Greek and Latin

Successful students will demonstrate competence in reading both Greek and Latin.

Understanding Ancient Speech and Writing

Successful students will demonstrate an understanding of the ancient disciplines of speech and writing: grammar, rhetoric, poetics, and logic.

Evaluation of Texts

Successful students will be able to intelligently evaluate select texts-such as Aristotle's Poetics, Cicero's De Oratore, Horace's Ars Poetica, and Quintilian's Institutio Oratoria-through close reading.

Cultural Context

Successful students will demonstrate an understanding of cultural, intellectual, and politicall history from the fifth century B.C. to the time of St. Augustine, thus creating a context for the study of ancient critical theory.