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06 August 2006 @ 10:12 pm
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This is going to sound stupid, but where exactly did it say that we had to read the Illiad over summer break? I've heard since early summer that we have to read some/all of it, so I'm not surprised, but I've never once been able to track down where it says how much we have to read (I presume all) and by when--or even that it's required summer reading at all, though I know it is.
 
 
 
cococourtx15 on August 7th, 2006 02:33 am (UTC)
Oh, I thought I was the only one that felt so out of the loop! I finally figured it out though-- in the academic planning / advising / whatever folder, there's a rather lengthy booklet, and I think in the description of the lit hum class it says that all students should be prepared to discuss the first 6 books of the Iliad on the first day of class. Hope that helped :)
delvalled2000 on August 7th, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)
you have to read the first six books by orientation because there'll be this seminar-esque thing during orientation concering the iliad which we all have to go to
shiiira on August 7th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)
The course-wide seminar during orientation isn't even the main reason you should have the first 6 books read when you get there - quite simply, your life will suck if you have to spend orientation catching up, because your Lit Hum professor will assume that you're up to date. Try to get even farther ahead than book 6 if you can.
(Anonymous) on September 20th, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)
Which version do you recommend?
shiiira on September 20th, 2006 01:59 am (UTC)
Of the Iliad? Get the versions that are on the syllabus.
(Anonymous) on August 10th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
Don't stress yourself out too much over it, kiddo.
mitcha on August 10th, 2006 06:16 am (UTC)
The first course-wide lecture is a joke, but it's a good idea to have the first 6 books read before your first class. An occasional prof will make everyone in the class say at least something of value about them on the first day. You still have a couple of weeks to read them leisurely - you can be sure that it's the last Lit Hum reading that you'll have plenty of time to do.