Women in Antiquity, HIA 311

Back to syllabus Week 8

Week 7: Greece Emerging from the Dark Age

Friday, March 20

(1) Video lecture on Youtube

  7) Greece Emerging from the Dark Age

(2) Do the readings

  Pomeroy, “The Dark Age and the Archaic Period” (Goddesses ch. 3, pp. 32–56)
Hesiod, Works and Days
Heath, “Women's Work: Female Transmission of Mythical Narrative”
Marry, “Sappho and the Heroic Ideal”
Stigers, “Sappho’s Private World”

(3) Post in the comments below
(4) Submit your Proposal (email file to professor)
(5) Sign up for your Presentation #2 (go to sign-up page)


Discussion and Presentations

Respond to and discuss the readings and lecture. Also try to react to what other students are saying. This is where we get at what these readings and ideas are all about, so discussing and interacting here is absolutely vital.

  • Your comments should include your reactions to the arguments made in the readings, both specific points made by the writers and their overall claims, assumptions, and biases, as well as responses to comments made by other students.
  • Your participation grade will be derive not only from the fact that you have posted, but on how well you contribute to the discussion of that day’s topic.

Make sure to also include a question that arose from you from today's readings or lecture. It can be any kind of question, but ideally something that provokes some discussion.