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Gibert, John C Associate Professor

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  • Prof. Gibert's research focuses on archaic and classical Greek poetry, especially tragic drama. His annotated edition of Euripides' Ion notes unusual aspects of this play, which include its Athenian ritual and religious themes; its depiction of Ion's mother Creusa as an unhappy victim of the god Apollo's sexual violence and then neglect; and its elusive tone, blending deep suffering and lighter touches. Prof. Gibert's recent articles include 'Overliving and Deferred Funerary Ritual in Euripides' Hecuba,' 'Euripides' Ion: an Interpretation,' 'The Wisdom of Jason in Euripides' Medea,' and 'Euripides and the Development of Greek Tragedy.' He is also interested in Athenian Old Comedy, and in the older poetic tradition (Homer, Hesiod, and lyric poetry). Prof. Gibert enjoys being involved in contemporary adaptations and productions of Greek drama.

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  • greek tragedy, greek comedy, greek epic, greek lyric poetry, greek literature, greek language

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Teaching

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  • CLAS 1100 - Greek and Roman Mythology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Summer 2019
    Covers Greek and Roman myths as expressions of religious experience and imagination, of Greek and Roman culture and society, and as part of the fabric of Western cultural tradition. Of particular interest to students of literature and the arts, psychology, anthropology, and history. No Greek or Latin required.
  • CLAS 4110 - Greek and Roman Epic
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Students read in English translation the major epics of Graeco-Roman antiquity such as the Iliad, Odyssey, Argonautica, Aeneid, and Metamorphoses. Topics discussed may include the nature of classical epic, its relation to the novel, and its legacy. No Greek or Latin required. Same as CLAS 5110 and HUMN 4110.
  • CLAS 5110 - Greek and Roman Epic
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Students read in English translation the major epics of Graeco-Roman antiquity such as the Iliad, Odyssey, Argonautica, Aeneid, and Metamorphoses. Topics discussed may include the nature of classical epic, its relation to the novel, and its legacy. No Greek or Latin required. Same as CLAS 4110 and HUMN 4110.
  • GREK 3123 - Intermediate Classical Greek 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Reading of selections from Homer or a Greek tragedy in ancient Greek, with attention to literary form and context as well as advanced grammar and syntax. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisites: GREK 1013 and GREK 1023 and GREK 3113.
  • GREK 4023 - Topics in Greek Poetry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Author or topic in ancient Greek specified in the online Schedule Planner (e.g., Homer, Hesiod, lyric poetry, tragedy, comedy). May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours for different topics. Same as GREK 5023.
  • GREK 5023 - Topics in Greek Poetry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Author or topic in ancient Greek specified in the online Schedule Planner (e.g., Homer, Hesiod, lyric poetry, tragedy, comedy). May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours for different topics. Same as GREK 4023.
  • GREK 7013 - Graduate Seminar in Greek Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.

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