University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Classical Elegy: The Invention of Personal Poetry

Instructor:
Catherine of Roxbury Mill


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA106 February 13, 2021
Crs #:
724
Date:
Sat Feb 13
Time:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
5/∞
Room:
Language Arts
Course Category:
Literature
Track:
Poetry
Description
Elegiac poetry in ancient Greece and Rome was personal, musical, and, in the time of Augustus, subversive. This overview of elegy includes the origins, the meter, the distinguishing characteristics, tropes, and examples, including a close read of history's most famous elegaic couplet. (This class will NOT be recorded.)