CVSP 201

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Civilization Studies Program

CVSP 201: READING AND LECTURE SCHEDULE Fall 2018-19

Lecture, Bathish Auditorium, West Hall, Mondays at 1:00 p.m.

MondayLectureLecturerAssignment
Aug. 27[No Lecture] First day of classes is on Thursday, August 30, 2018.

Sept.3

IntroductionM. JarrarThe Epic of Gilgamesh (Penguin, trans. Sanders), pp. 61-119.

Sept. 10

GilgameshH. Sader
The Epic of Gilgamesh (continues).

Sept. 17

Odyssey IH. GenzThe Odyssey of Homer (Harper, trans. Lattimore), Books I, V, VI, VIII (line 445-end), IX, XI, XII (lines 1-126).

Sept. 24

Odyssey IIZ. Fayad
The Odyssey of Homer, Books XIII, XIV (lines 1-190, 360-456), XVI (lines 1-320), XIX, XXI (lines 1-142, 269-434), XXII, XXIII, XXIV (lines 453-548).

Oct. 1

[No Lecture]
 (No new assignments)

Oct. 8

Thucydides​J. Meloy

Required reading

“Introduction"

“Debate at Sparta"

“Pericles' Funeral Oration"

“The Plague"

“The Civil War in Corcyra"

“The so-called second Introduction"

“The Melian Dialogue"

Book

I

I

II

II

III

V

V

1-23

66-88

34-54

47-54

69-85

25-26

84-116

Pages

pp. 35-49

pp. 72-87

pp. 143-150

pp. 151-156

pp. 236-245

pp. 363-364

pp. 400-408

Oct. 15

SophoclesP. Shebay'a“Oedipus the King" in The Three Theban Plays (Penguin, trans. Fagles), pp. 155-251.

Oct. 22

[No Lecture](No new assignments)

Oct. 29

PlatoE. GoodfieldThe Republic (Penguin, trans. Lee, 2nd ed. revised), 357a-375a and 427d-457b.
Nov. 5[No  Lecture] (No new assignments)

Nov. 12

 Aristotle(Cancelled)

 W. Nasr

Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics (Penguin, trans. Thomson/Tredennick), Books I (i-ix; xii-xiii), II, and X (vii-ix) Optional: Book III

   Nov. 19

Lucretius

 TBA

The Nature of Things (Penguin, trans. Stallings), Book I (lines 1-158, 266-343), II (lines 1-332, 1024-end), III (lines 1-94, 179-258, 417-473, 830-end), IV (lines 469-521, 877-907, 1037-1287), V (lines 1-90, 771-1241), VI (1089-end).

Nov.26

VirgilC. NassarThe Aeneid: A New Prose Translation, (Penguin, tr. West), Books I, II, IV, V (line 507-end), VI (lines 268-478 and 560-902), VII (to line 641), XII.

Dec. 3

[No Lecture]Dec. 5 Last Day of Classes(No new assignments)
Dec. 6 - 9  Reading PeriodDec. 10-20 Final Exams


 

August.31 - Sept. 07, 2018: Drop and Add period; Nov. 23, 2018:Last day for withdrawal from classes

CVSP reading selections : on Moodle OR : AUB homepage, A-Z, Civilization Studies [Program] ;click on Lectures, and select CVSP 201.

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