This class, taught by Dr. Germán Campos-Muñoz, approaches the convoluted history of classical reception through examining prominant cases of adaptation and appropriation of Greco-Roman narratives and motifs. It will consider why even modernists, who seek to shrug off the old, can not resist using these classical narratives for inspiration and reference. The class will examine not only classical texts (narrative, poetic, and theatrical), but will also examine non-fictional texts such as poitcal speeches and philisophical treasties along with other forms of expression such as comic books, painting, sculptures, film, music, griffiti, anime, and video games. Requirements include short response papers, class presentations, a group project, and an essay-length term project. Class will meet on Wednesdays from 5 to 7:30 pm.