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Homer, The Iliad
Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War
Sophocles, Antigone
Plato, The Republic
Virgil, The Aeneid


The Basics
Close and Critical Reading


Roger Dunkle
Donna Wilson
Hardy Hanson
John Van Sickle


CORC 1110 Study Guide
Perseus Project
Classics Resources
Greek Mythology Link
Glossary of Terms


CORC 1110 introduces us to the literatures and cultures of ancient Greeks and Romans through English translations of Greek and Latin works.  Many of these works were preserved for centuries as school texts, valued for the teaching of rhetoric.  People across the western world still read, admire, and emulate these works, finding in them a wealth of resources for thinking about what it means to be human and to live in a human community.  These literary artifacts of another time and place have been widely recognized as a generative influence on modern thought as well as prototypes for major literary genres.

The Learning Center CORC 1110 site is designed to help you understand the assigned readings, guide you into writing a better paper, and should serve as a useful resource for those taking CORC 1110. Of course, one of the most helpful things you can do is to take the time to read and re-read each text. Come to class having read the assignments carefully and having annotated the margins with ideas or questions about the text and its relation to other works you have read. You will gain a great deal more from your class time by being active and engaged readers.

The site has four major sections, which can be accessed through the links below or on the left.

Reading Assignments

This section introduces you to the most commonly chosen readings for the course.  Here you will find a brief historical context of the literary work, a chronology of events relevant to its production or to the story itself, descriptions of the major characters, questions designed to aid your comprehension of the text, and links to other websites that offer additional information on the topic.

Writing Techniques

This section contains some useful writing strategies and tips, and is designed to make your writing assignments a more effective learning process with a more coherent and cogent written product.  Here you can also find links to pages that offer academically recognized writing techniques and guidelines.

CORC 1110 Faculty Websites

This section offers links to CORC 1110 Faculty websites.  Here you will find information about the course, including reading assignments, syllabi, course policies, and your professor's office hours.

Other Links

This section offers a variety of links to websites devoted to ancient Rome and Greece that may help you better understand the times and culture of Greek and Roman writers and their works.

Dont forget that the Learning Center offers in-person tutoring for students taking CORC 1110. Please stop by to pick up a schedule!

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