Distance Summer Institute 2008


Instructor: Dr. Jennifer A. Rea

Dates: July 7-17, 2008

Topic: Ovid's Metamorphoses 

Location: RNK 220 & 225

 
Click here for more information on housing and parking for the summer institute.

 

 

Daily Schedule

 

Advisory Sessions for Distance Students: 8.30  -9.45

 Dr. Rea (PhD Students) or Dr. Yates (ML  or MA Students)

 Mornings can also be used for graduate qualifying examinations and library  visits.

 

Session 1: 10.00 - 11.15

 Lunch Break (1 hour)

Session 2: 12.15 - 1.30

 Coffee Break (15 minutes)

Session 3. 1.45 - 3.00

 Coffee Break (15 minutes)

Session 4. 3.15 - 4.30


 

Library Session

 

TBA

All participants must attend.

 

Required Texts:

 

William S. Anderson, Ovid's Metamorphoses: Books 1-5. University of Oklahoma Press, 1998. ISBN 0-8061-2894-1.

William S. Anderson, Ovid's Metamorphoses: Books 6-10. University of Oklahoma Press, 1978. ISBN 0-8061-1456-8.


Recommended Texts (you should bring with you a Latin grammar and dictionary):

Gildersleeve, B.L. et. al., Gildersleeve's Latin Grammar, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1997

A good Latin dictionary (e.g., Chambers Murray)


 

Readings to be placed on reserve (in Library West)

 

B.W. Boyd (ed.), Brill's Companion to Ovid (Leiden 2002)

P. Hardie (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Ovid (Cambridge 2002)

A. Barchiesi, "Endgames: Ovid's Metamorphoses 15 and Fasti 6," 181-208 in Classical closure : reading the end in Greek and Latin literature, edd. D. H. Roberts, F. M. Dunn, and D. P. Fowler (Princeton, 1997).


Course Goals:

 

The purpose of this course is to provide a close reading of selections from Ovidís Metamorphoses and a study of Ovidís treatment of issues pertaining to Augustan Rome.  We will read Books 1 and 15 from the Metamorphoses, and additionally the graduate students will look at selections from Books 3, 4, and 7. Graduate students will also be assigned select readings from secondary scholarship and will be expected to participate in discussion of the ways in which modern scholars have addressed key issues in Ovidís texts.


Graduate Students:

If you are a graduate student enrolled in this course, it is expected that you will give a  presentation to the class on some aspect of Ovid's  work  during the course of the seminar. Students with an interest in topography or other aspects of Roman material culture, for example, may chose to present on a topic related to Ovid and the Augustan city. If you are  writing a paper and taking an additional three credits for this, it is expected that your presentation will be on your paper.


Grading:

For undergraduates:  30% daily participation, 35% midterm and 35% final grade
For graduates: 20% daily participation, 30% reports, 25% midterm and 25% final

 

Topics and Text:

 

Week 1: Transformations and Transitions in Book One

Readings:

Primary Texts: Metamorphoses Book 1 + 4.604-5.249 (Perseus)

Secondary Readings: Cambridge: "Ovid and Early Imperial Literature" and "Ovid and Empire"

Brill: "Ovid and the Augustan Milieu"


Powerpoints:


Golden Age


Legendary Rome


 

Week 2: Ovid and Augustan Rome in Book Two

Primary Texts: Metamorphoses Book 15 + 3.1-137 (Cadmus) + 7.615-660 (Myrmidones)

Secondary Readings:

Cambridge: "Metamorphosis in the Metamorphoses"

Brill: "The House of Fame: Roman History and Augustan Politics in Metamorphoses 11-15" and "Narrative Techniques and Narrative Structures in the Metamorphoses"

A. Barchiesi, "Endgames: Ovid's Metamorphoses 15 and Fasti 6," 181-208 in Classical closure : reading the end in Greek and Latin literature, edd. D. H. Roberts, F. M. Dunn, and D. P. Fowler (Princeton, 1997).