CLAA01 Sept 13
CE: Common Era (replaces BC)
BCE: Before Common Era (replaces AD)
5 century BCE = 499-400 BCE
3 century CE = 200-299 CE
Approaches to the Ancient World
Comparative Literature: explores the differences between literature of different
countries, culture, languages etc.
o Germans beginning to
French/ evolutithary school
o Early 20 century
o Studied evolution of literature
Reception: not all texts can be studied the exact same way.
Our reading of a text is mediated, not direct