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Literary Texts and Historical Sources - CLS4804

Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
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Purpose: Ancient History students engage in a detailed analysis of the literary, epigraphic and numismatic evidence for the periods studied under CLS4802 and CLS4803. This paper provides Classical Culture students the opportunity to study a literary theme at the depth required for postgraduate study. The default theme is literary treatments of the Phaedra myth, studied through close analysis of the tragedies of Euripides' Hippolytus and Seneca's Phaedra. An additional outcome of the paper is the ability to situate authors of the classical world within their own contexts and within the broad history of classical literature.