LIT1433 Readings in Ancient Literature

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LIT1433 Readings in Ancient Literature

This course presents a meticulous scrutiny of chief pieces of classical Greek and Roman literature.  Analysis of some of the literature generated will cast light on how societies and cultures were expressed through literature.  It will also illustrate how that literature has persisted to impact to our knowledge of those civilizations and cultures today.

You will come to have an understanding of ancient civilizations and cultures.  The prose of the period will shed light on the people, their belief system, and how life was.  The opportunity to glance into times long ago can be expanded by researching the stories, poems, and dramas generated in those times.


The ancient Greeks established, advanced and titled almost every literary variety known to the Western tradition:  epic, lyric, and pastoral poetry, tragic and comic drama, prose history, philosophy, and the novel.  All of these have entrenched foundations in the literature of ancient Greece.  The student will participate in an interdisciplinary study using these assortments of literacy.  By the end of this course, all students should:

  • Extend a capability to read texts relative to history
  • Identify how texts are connected to social and cultural classifications, establishments, and organizations
  • Amplify a multifaceted sense of the disposition of literary fashions in classical literature and their results
  • Appreciate Greek and Roman standards of beauty and expression in their own terms
  • Examine the correlations between classical literature and later literary creation
  • Augment the capacity to probe a literary text
  • Expand a sharper knowledge of the roots of society as we know it

Full-CLC Students

A CLC award signifies that the student has attained the knowledge, (through either prior education or experience), equal to or greater than the student would have learned in a traditional college course.”

 “Based upon your CLC award, physical classroom attendance is not required; however, you will be required to successfully pass a final exam for each course.”

Based upon your HESEAP Application, you have received full-CLC for this course; therefore, this is a test-out course which does not include traditional education on the subject.

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Tips for success

Remember, these exams are all open textbook. Meaning, you can keep your reference material open in other tabs to refer back to during your exam.

Some of the reference materials are large, extensive books with hundreds of pages. If you have a question on your exam that you want to find the answer to within the book, here’s a quick way of doing so:

Choose a keyword or phrase from the exam question. Go to the reference material. Press ‘Ctrl’ + ‘F’ on your keyboard. This will bring up a search bar. Type your keyword or phrase into the search bar and click search. This will show you all the locations that they appear in the reference material.