University of Atlantia

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Classical Elegy: The Invention of Personal Poetry

Catherine of Roxbury Mill

Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia , Time Zone:EST
University Session UA106 February 13, 2021 Course # 724
Time 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Fee
Length 1 hr Credits 1
Attendees 6/∞ Room Language Arts
Course Category Literature

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.)
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