Notes, Handouts & Student Minutes
Fall 2011 (FAS & DCE)
Fall 2010 (FAS & DCE)
Fall 2009 (FAS & DCE)
Spring 2009 (DCE)
Fall 2008 (FAS)
Spring 2008 (DCE)
Fall 2007 (FAS)
Fall 2006 (FAS)
Fall 2005 (FAS)
Fall 2004 (FAS)
Spring 2004 (FAS)
On this page you will find links to the current and archival versions of the course Notes. Written by Professor Nagy, these notes provide the structure and background for each course session, as well as focus passages for close readings. Along with the Notes (for some semesters) are Handouts and Student Minutes.
Concepts of the Hero in Greek Civilization (which has previously been called The Heroic and the Anti-Heroic in Classical Greek Civilization) is offered as both a Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and Division of Continuing Education (DCE) course.* As the course has evolved, the differences between the FAS and DCE offerings have decreased.
Over time the differences between the FAS and the DCE versions have lessened. Since the Fall of 2009, the Notes for the FAS and DCE course are exactly the same.
(See below for more on the FAS and DCE course designations.)
Archival versions of the Notes (and Handouts and Student Minutes, when available, date as far back as the Spring semester of 2003. These archival materials provide a historical perspective on the development of the course.
Not only has course content changed over the years, but the order and organization of the Notes has also evolved. In this space, Professor Nagy will offer commentary on changes made, big and small, as the course has developed. And while the basic site design has remained the same, you will note subtle style changes throughout the semesters.
*Prior to the Fall 2009 semester, archive site pages may display the previous designations of LA C-14 for FAS courses, and CLAS E-116/W for DCE courses.