Ancient World Syllabus
Fall 2021

Humanities 101
Section 03 [HUM] [H]
Fall 2021
SLN 06538
MWF 1:10 – 2:00pm.


Dr. Michael Delahoyde
Avery Hall 355 — Washington State University
E-mail: delahoyd@wsu.edu


ANCIENT WORLD SYLLABUS


August 23 — A couple fables; Jane Seymour in Le Jardin de Max Factor.
August 25 — Genesis.
[August 27 — Technocalypse: No Class.]

August 30 — The Book of Job.
September 1 — The Greek Gods; Homer’s Odyssey: Books 1, 2.
September 3 — Odyssey: Books 3, 4.

[September 6 — Labor Day Holiday.]
September 8 — Odyssey: Books 5, 6.
September 10 — Odyssey: Books 7, 8.

September 13 — Odyssey: Books 9, 10.
September 15 — Odyssey: Book 11.
September 17 — Odyssey: Books 12, 13.

September 20 — Odyssey: Books 14, 15.
September 22 — Odyssey: Books 16, 17.
September 24 — Odyssey: Books 18, 19.

September 27 — The Odyssey: Books 20, 21.
September 29 — The Odyssey: Books 22, 23.
October 1 — The Odyssey: Book 24; Review.

October 4 — Writing Advice.
October 6 — Midterm Exam & Essay.
October 8 — Pause.

October 11 — Ancient Greek Music; Medea.
October 13 — Ancient Greek Music; Medea.
October 15 — Heraclitus; Pythagoras and Sacred Geometry.

October 18 — Egypt and Ancient (Lost?) Knowledge.
October 20 — Plato, “The Myth of the Cave,” “The Death of Socrates.”
October 22 — Sappho, Catullus.

October 25 — Aesop.
October 27 — Aesop.
October 29 — The Lost Fables of Aesop.

November 1 — Synoptic Gospels.
November 3 — Synoptic Gospels.
November 5 — Apocryphal Gospels: The Gospel of Thomas, The Infancy Gospel of Thomas.

November 8 — Apocryphal Gospels: The Gospel of Peter, The Dream of the Rood.
November 10 — Clement’s Letter: A Secret Gospel of Mark?
[November 12 — Holy War Holiday: No Class Whatsoever.]

November 15 — Tao Te Ching.
November 17 — Upanishads.
November 19 — “Office” Hours.

[November 22-26 — Thanksgiving Week.]

November 29 — Review.
December 1 — Final Exam.
December 3 — “Office” Hours.

December 6 — Final Ancientarama 2021.
December 8 — Final Ancientarama 2021.
December 10 — The rest is silence.