CLAS 225 - Poets, Lovers, and Monsters
Explores the significations of one culture’s changing fantasies of monsters—those from archaic, classical, and Hellenistic Greece—by looking at them in conjunction with some modern monsters. The course aims at comprehending the ancient Greek nexus of monster and artist—both figures with a marked physical or personality flaw, outsiders to heroic society. Readings include selections from Hesiod, Homer, Pindar, Sophocles, Euripides, Plato, and Theocritus. These classical texts are complemented by readings from contemporary poets, as well as viewings of several classic horror films.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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