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The Greek Influence course  gives students a firm background in Greek literary forms, such as the lyric, epic, tragedy and myth, so essential in understanding some of the greatest works in the English language. Keats’ odes, Milton’s epic Paradise Lost, Shakespeare's tragedies, and Thomas Hardy's novels all have Greek antecedents. Students begin with a reading of mythology and Greek literature, such as the myths and Homer's Odyssey and then read English and American works that borrow from the Greeks. They will also examine how Western art, music, and philosophy were shaped by the content and forms of Greek literature. As of part of their course requirements, they are assigned to create their own work influenced by the Greeks—Greek myth or Greek literature or Greek literary forms.
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