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Classics 221 Early Greek Mythology Fall 10 TR 11:10-12:25 UC Auditorium

David Tandy 1101 McClung Tower Office hours: M 2-4

Required texts: Morford, Mark P.O., and Robert J. Lenardon, Classical Mythology. 9th ed. (New York: Oxford, 2011). Earlier editions are all right, but you will have to figure out the different pagination. Homer, The Essential Odyssey, tr. Stanley Lombardo (Indianapolis: Hackett, 2007). Aug 19 24 26 31 2 7 9 14 16 21 23 28 30 5 7 12 14 19 21 26 28 2 4 9 11 16 18 23 25 30 7 Organization; prehistory Theory and Practice Cosmogony and Theogony Prometheus, the Flood; Zeus I Zeus and Hera Aphrodite and Demeter Artemis and Athena Apollo Dionysus, mysteries Hermes and the rest M&L 3-57 58-79 80-113 114-164 189-219, 336-354 220-245, 176-188 246-280 301-335, 347-352 (again) 281-300; 165-175 Paper #1 due 5 pm in 1101 McClung Tower Six journal pages due in class 384-406 355-384, 546-562 563-590

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Hour Exam #1 Heroes and genealogies; Orpheus Underworld; Perseus Heracles NO CLASS FALL BREAK Theseus and Athens; Jason 591-645 Thebes and perhaps more 407-438 NO CLASS DR. T AWAY Mycenae and Troy 439-442, 471-477 NO CLASS IF WE ARE EVICTED, which is likely The Iliad and The End 477-515, 523-524, 443-449 Paper #2 due 5 pm in 1101 McClung Tower EXAM #2 Four journal pages due in class NO CLASS IF WE ARE EVICTED, which is likely Odyssey 1 1-53 NO CLASS DR. T AWAY Odyssey 2 54-114 Odyssey 3 115-161 Odyssey 4 161-215 NO CLASS THANKSGIVING BREAK Odyssey 5 215-243 Third Hour Exam, 12:30 pm

More exciting information on the back! Please read it before asking questions about the tests, the paper, or the journals.

The purpose of this course is to become acquainted with the fundamentals of Greek mythology and the roles this mythology played in early Greece as the Western world was forming. The symbols and stories of the early Greeks are alluded to regularly in our every-day lives and are an important part of our Western heritage and of the dialogue between past and present. As a result, the specifics of the coursewhos who? whats what?--have a value in and of themselves; the exams are designed to see how valuable you consider these specifics. The exams are multiple-choice. The third exam will include identification of passages from the Odyssey. This is also a writing-emphasis course, which means you are required to write at least 2000 words. Here is how we well do it. There will be one formal, 1000-1500-word paper, due at one of two times, and a series of journal entries. You may choose between two paper due dates. One week before each due date, topics will be distributed. There will be clear instructions and there will be some choice. You will be asked to read a primary literary document, which will be available on reserve in Hodges and fetchable on your own on line; you will be asked to read it, think about it, and write about it. The due dates are Sept 21 and October 26. Sign-up sheets will be available pretty early in the term; you should sign up as early as you can. On the eve of the distribution of the first set of topics I will shut off the signing up and will assign a due date to those who have avoided the decision. To repeat: Topics will be distributed one week in advance: those of you who feel that this will not be enough time should not take this course. It will be to your advantage to keep in mind that a paper with a thesis statement is always better received than a paper without one and that, regardless of the type of paper you choose to write, if you cite or quote any text (even the textbook) or use someone elses ideas (mine for example), you need to indicate in a consistent way where those texts and ideas are located. Successful papers will be those that combine well content and presentation. No late papers without doctors or other suitable written explanation. And dont plagiarize from the internet (or from anywhere else): you will be caught. Journals? As you can see from the course schedule there will be two days on which you will turn in journals; these day are also the days of the first two exams. For approximately each preceding week, compose a one-page, typed (double-spaced) journal entry of about 250 words. Tackle some aspect of the assignment and/or lecture that interested you that week. The purpose of the journals is to take up and struggle with ideas that are important to you because they appear difficult or intriguing. Try out your own ideas and angles on the material. Ask questionshard ones if you canand answer them. You may eschew stylistic elegance; concentrate instead on experimenting with ideas. Stretch your brain. If executed fully and in timely fashion, the journals will be able to enhance your final grade significantly. Choosing not to do them will reduce your final grade and could be characterized as a very stupid action. No late journals, please, although late is better than not at all. These journal pages will be submitted to BlackBoard. Save a tree! Journals will help you master the material, so dont do them all at the last minute. Journals that are done in a timely and complete way will earn collectively at least a 93% score. This way, properly executed journals cannot lower your overall grade and in many cases will enhance the final grade. Everything is worth 20 points: two hour exams and the final are worth 20 points each; the paper is worth 20 points; the journals are worth 20 points. Thats 100 points. 93 is A, 90 is A-, 87 is B+, 83 is B, 80 is B-, 77 is C+, 73 is C, 70 is C-, 67 is D+, 63 is D, 60 is D-. Dr. Tandy will have a faculty member from the Department of English assisting with the grading of the papers. Complaining that I didnt expect to write a paper for an English class! will not do you any good. Two last items of possible interest: 1. If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a documented disability of if you have emergency information to share, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 191 Hoskins Library at 9746087. This will ensure that you are properly registered for services. 2. The University of Tennessee functions under an academic honor code. No inappropriate aid may be given or received on any work that counts toward a grade. If you have any questions about this policy, ask the instructor BEFORE giving or receiving aid.