CLS 334 Egypt: Greco-Roman History and Fiction (3) MPT

Studies Greek and Roman literary texts that represent Egypt: its geography, its customs, its history and its religion, investigating how representations of the Other function to confirm or construct one's own identity, and how those constructions function in various types of literary discourse. Studies numerous genres of writing from antiquity (history, philosophy, drama, poetry, epic, Roman satire, and the novel) to explore the way representations come to substitute for reality, and the consequences of such substitutions.

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