By approaching the texts of the principal lyric poets, successful students will learn techniques of reading Greek verse literature with subtlety and precision.
Successful students will understand and apply principles and practice of critical method in all its complexity, with specific reference to the surviving texts of Lyric poetry.
Successful students will understand place of the lyric poets in the literary history of Classical antiquity, locating them in the larger context of political and cultural history.
Close Reading in Original Language
Successful students will intelligently evaluate poetic texts through close reading in the original language and express this in examinations and essays.