MODULE ONE: PRE-MODERN PERIOD (c. 4th CENTURY BCE - c. 1600 CE)

Week 1: Introduction / ANCIENT GREECE I

Lec. 1: Introduction

Lec. 2: Classical Rationalism: the World View of Plato

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Lec. 3: Classical Empiricism: the World View of Aristotle

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Week 2: ANCIENT GREECE II

Lec. 1: Plato's Philosophy of Language and Literature

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Lec. 2: Aristotle's Philosophy of Language and Literature

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WEEK 3: Ancient Rome

Lec. 1: Horace's Practical Advice to the Aspiring Poet

Lec. 2: 'Longinus' on the Sublime in Literature

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WEEK 4: the Middle Ages

Lec. 1: Medieval Symbolism: Neo-Platonism

Lec. 2: Medieval Symbolism: Neo-Aristotelianism

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