21L.001 Foundations of Western Literature: Homer to Dante


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Studies a broad range of texts essential to understanding the two great sources of Western conceptions of the world and humanity's place within it: the ancient world of Greece and Rome and the Judeo-Christian world that challenged and absorbed it. Readings vary but usually include works by Homer, Sophocles, Aristotle, Plato, Virgil, St. Augustine, and Dante. Enrollment limited.

This class has no prerequisites.

21L.001 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by S. Frampton.

Lecture occurs 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 1-375.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-H.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Foundations of Western Culture: Homer to Dante site or on the 21L.001 Stellar site.

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