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Classical Traditions

HNRS 2041 Sec. 1 - Spring 2017

Prof. in Residence Drew Lamonica Arms Ogden Honors College

M W 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
M W 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
200 French House

Who were Homer, Achilles, Thucydides, Plato, Virgil, Aeneas, Cicero, and Dante? Have you heard their names and always wanted to know more about them? Take this class!

Who is the better hero, Achilles or Aeneas, and why should we care? Why did Medea kill her children? Why did Socrates drink hemlock? Is there an art of love, and if so, can it help us? How did gladiators and charioteers fit into Roman society? Who is at the bottom of Dante’s Inferno, and how did he get there? What did medieval monks do in their monasteries? Who fought the Crusades, and why? Just how deadly was the 14th century plague? Learn the answers to these questions and more!

Fulfills General Education:

English Composition
Humanities
Social Sciences