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2010 January Bulletin 
2010 January Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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CLL 151 - (LT) Studies in Literature: Greek Literature in a Comparative Context

Semester Hours: 3

This course takes place in downtown Athens, Greece, within walking distance of the Acropolis and other related sites, such as the ancient cemetery, archaeological museum, Athens University, the Plaka, and Kolonaki, with its museums and galleries. The course examines representations of Greece as they influence world literature, art and architecture, and how these influences, in turn, influence modern Greek artists and writers. Among the authors and artists examined are Homer, Sappho, Sophocles, Euripides, Plato, Byron, H.D. Miller, Picasso, de Chirico, Moreau, Seferis, Elytis, Anghelaki-Rooke, and Tsarouhis.


Hofstra in Athens
January 2-22, 2010

“Another Athens shall arise. And to remoter time Bequeath, like sunset to the skies, The splendour of its prime;”
—Percy Bysshe Shelley, Hellas (1822)

The city of Athens, sprawling from the foot of the Acropolis, whose crown is the temple of Athena, more famously known as the Parthenon, has beckoned to travelers since its rise as the founding home of democracy in the fifth century B.C. Athens is the site of a three-week odyssey offered by the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Comparative Literature and Languages in January 2010. In creating this program, Hofstra University provides a curriculum-related opportunity for students to interact with the landscape and environment that has shaped the foundational principles, ethics and aesthetics of their own culture.

Why Athens?
•    Walk the sunny palm, orange, and cypress tree-lined streets that Socrates, Plato and Aristotle once walked.
•    Admire one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Parthenon, the temple of the patron goddess of ancient Athens, Athena, goddess of wisdom and war craft.
•    Visit the birthplace of democracy and view parliament and the Acropolis from your hotel.
•    Enjoy all the culture that a modern European city with a rich history and landscape can offer.

Students from Hofstra and other universities are encouraged to apply. The program fee of $3,650 covers round-trip airfare, transfers, hotel accommodations, continental breakfast, evening meals (Monday through Thursday) and excursions to sights within Greece.  The registration fee of $2,730 covers tuition and fees for one three-credit course.  Class space is limited; therefore, a $400 nonrefundable deposit will ensure a place in the program and must accompany the completed application form. The program fee quoted above is based on the 2009 program and is subject to change.  Tuition and fees are subject to change. No refunds will be given after December 4, 2009.

Course Offerings (See course listings for additional information.):

Comparative Literature 151, Greek Literature in a Comparative Context ( in English; satisfies a general distribution requirement or the language option; also satisfies the Greek minor)
History 177, History of Modern Greece (in English; satisfies a history requirement and also satisfies a requirement toward the Greek minor)

For information and an application, contact:

Dr. Barbara Lekatsas
Department of Comparative Literature and Languages
303 Calkins Hall
Hempstead, NY 11549-1070
Telephone:  (516) 463-6553
E-mail:  CLLBPL@hofstra.edu

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
May be repeated when topics vary.

January 2010 Offering:
10185: Jan. 2-22; Lekatsas/Fixell; Hofstra in Athens Program

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