In this course, we will examine epic, historic, dramatic, and philosophical literature and view select works against the intellectual, cultural and political background of Greek society. As we encounter some of the enduring themes of this society, we will explore the definition of human nature and its limitations,and the proper standards of private and public morality in a just and democratic society. As we set the stage for the achievements of Greek civilization,we will learn how many of the social values that shaped Greek culture and thought have been incorporatedinto the modern Western tradition and still exist in our society today.

1) A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture
        Authors: Sarah B. Pomeroy, Stanley M. Burstein, Walter Donlan, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts
        Format: Paperback
        Published: February 2004
        ISBN: 0195156811
        Publisher: Oxford Univ Press

2) The Odyssey by Homer, Robert Fitzgerald (Translator),D.S. Carne-Ross (Introduction)
         Publisher: Noonday Press; (November 1998)
         ISBN: 0374525749

Your final grade will be based on how well you do ont hree equally weighted multiple choice exams.  In addition, during the course of the semester you will have several opportunities to participate in extra-credit "minute paper" where you may write an essay based on a question I ask about the evening's lecture or reading assignment and each essay you write will have the ability to raise your final grade one full point. Opportunities for writing minute papers will be assigned to you based on the letters of the alphabet I have chosen for the evening; I will select random letters of the alphabet and if the first letter of your last name corresponds to one of the letters of the alphabet I have selected,then you may write an essay if you choose. You must be present to participate and hand in your essay at the end of the class period.

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ADA Requirements:
If you have any disability or special concern,it is your responsibility to notify me at the start of the semester so that your needs may be accommodated.  You will also need to give me a letter from the Office for Students with Disabilities (P202 Peabody Hall) indicating that you need academic accommodations.

Honor Code:
The following pledge is either required or implied on all work submitted for credit by University of Florida students:"On my honor, I
have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment."For a full statement of UF's Academic Honor Code see
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