Materials for Class

Part One: Literature of the Ancient World


The Book of Job

Homer's Iliad and Odyssey

Early Chinese Poetry and Thought

The Mahābhārata

Virgil's Aeneid

Ovid's Metamorphoses

Getting Ready for the Test (Generalized Handout)


Part Two: Literature of the Middle Ages

The Koran


Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

Poetry of Japan's Golden Age

Shikibu's Tale of Genji


Part Three: Literature of the Renaissance


Petrarch's Poetry

Ariosto's Orlando Furioso

DeNavarre's Heptameron

Wroth's Urania

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Milton's Paradise Lost