Thursday, September 21, 2017
Thursday September 21: Read The Bhagavad-Gita 727-739.
Tuesday Sept 26: Chinese Poetry 759-763
Thursday Sept 28: Confucius, The Analects, 770-780
Tuesday October 3: Selections from the New Testament
Thursday October 5: Marie de France
Tuesday October 10: Tang Poetry
Thursday October 12: Study Day: Class won't meet
Tuesday October 17: Midterm
Friday, September 1, 2017
Thursday September 14: Have finished Plato's Symposium -- the text is online. Alternative link to text of the Symposium
Tuesday September 19: Re-read the end of Plato's Symposium -- the text is online from Socrates's speech onward. Alternative link to text of the Symposium
Tuesday September 21: Read The Bhagavad-Gita 727-739.
Thursday Sept 28: Chinese Poetry 759-763
Tuesday October 3: Confucius, The Analects, 770-780
Thursday, August 31, 2017
The Bible: Introductory Notes:
The Canon of the Tanakh, or the Jewish Bible, is created, probably in reaction to the Christian incursion in the first century, sometime around 70 A.D.
Enuma Elish: The Babylonian Creation Myth
Enuma Elish is an ancient Babylonian text (18th century BC / 1100 BC) which deals with the creation of the world, a war between the Gods, and the creation of humanity.
Introduction to Global Literature is a survey class – this is to say, it is a kind of a bus trip through the world’s literature. This is not the best way to learn literature, but it’s a start.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Thursday, August 24: Read Enuma Elish, Vol. I, pp 3-8, 21-24. Take notes. Always take noted on the readings. There will be a quiz every day, and you can use any notes you take on this quiz. Take them in a separate notebook, not in the book -- you won't be allowed to use the book on the quiz.
Tuesday, August 29: Read Gilgamesh, Vol. I, pp 38-47, 62-88.
Thursday, August 31: Read Genesis, 89-103
Tuesday, September 5: Genesis, 103-117
Thursday, Sept 7: Start Plato's Symposium -- the text is online.
Tuesday September 12: Finish the Symposium