LiteratureLIT 121B Lyric Traditions in Comparative Perspective

Close reading of Greek and Roman lyric poems, including major works by Sappho, Catullus, Pindar, and Horace. Special attention to poetics and aesthetics; to social, political, and economic contexts; to the influence of Greek and Roman lyric on later literatures; and to independent parallels seen in lyric forms from non-Western cultures. Critical approach designations: Genres, Histories. Distribution requirement: Poetry, Pre-1750.