English 105

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English 105: The Literary Imagination

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Multimedia: Images of Ancient Troy What did Odysseus' ship look like? Images of Don Quixote: Maps:
For Further Reading:

Pylos Nestor's Great Hall

(above) Nestor's Great Hall at Sandy Pilos. Here is another view. Take an animated tour

Compare Greek Aphrodite with Roman Venus

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Grading criteria

You can get drafting help from the CWU Writing Center, as well as from me.



Online literary resources:
  • The Perseus Project: a digital library of resources for studying the ancient world. It includes ancient texts and translations, maps, art catalogues and essays on secondary topics like vase paintings.
  • Internet Shakespeare Editions, supported by the University of Victoria and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
  • The Theoi Project, a site exploring Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art. The aim of the project is to provide a comprehensive, free reference guide to the gods (theoi), spirits (daimones), fabulous creatures (theres) and heroes of ancient Greek mythology and religion.
  • The Voice of the Shuttle: a web site dedicated to research in the humanities.
  • Livius: a website on ancient history that offers articles on ancient history and lots of pictures.
  • Carlos Parada's Greek Mythology Link: Parada, a visiting lecturer at the Department of Classics, Lund University (Sweden), has created an Internet site with free access to info on the Greek myths and related subjects.
  • Odysseus Unbound: Modern day Ithaka doesn't look exactly the way Homer described it in the Odyssey. Some scholars speculate that Odysseus' home might have been on another island nearby.
  • Diotima: a site devoted to the study of women and gender in the ancient world
  • The Free E-Book Library: 1,800 publicly-available ebooks in web, MS Reader and Palm format.
  • Project Gutenberg: a searchable web site that lists and provides links to hundreds of texts that have entered public domain and can thus be downloaded free of charge. Texts are available in .txt format, .zip files, and/or via ftp.