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AMS 401, 402 - Topics in Reception (4, 4)


The culture of the ancient Mediterranean world has been a source of creative inspiration to writers, artists, politicians, philosophers, religious leaders and others for over two millennia. Courses in reception are interdisciplinary, inclusive in nature and can focus on literature, theater, film, art, video games and other media. They explore relationships between original ancient sources and later creative reactions to them via translation, interpretation, rewriting and reimagining through the lens of the contemporary world. Materials cover a range of authors, genres, and periods. Course may be repeated as subject matter changes. AMS-prefixed courses use English-translated course materials. Pre- or corequisite: HUM 124. Fall and Spring.