The Myth of the Seven: From Aeschylus to Kurosawa

CLAS 0950 S01 [CRN: 15891]

What is a story? Does it have a life of its own? In this class, we will focus on a single story and study its progression from epic times to Classical Greece, to the Roman empire and medieval period, to the Renaissance and Hollywood. Why do certain stories survive? How do different ages think through a story and what do they need from these stories? We will read authors like Aeschylus, Euripides, Statius, and Racine, consider depictions in the visual arts, and watch film versions like the cowboy classic “The Magnificent Seven” and Kurosawa’s “Seventh Samurai.” All texts in translation. LILE WRIT
Term
Fall 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
999
Course Attributes
Primary Instructor
Meetings
11:00 am - 11:50 am Mon, Wed, Fri - from Sep 3, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Exam Group Code
04 (Dec 18, 2014 2:00pm)