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Iona College Honors Program: Hon101 - Honors Humanities Seminar I (The Ancient World)

Welcome

Engraving by Charles Laplante. Paris, 1866. [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Engraving by Charles Laplante. Paris, 1866. [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Aristophanes-Project Gutenberg eText 12788. [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Aristophanes-Project Gutenberg eText 12788. [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Latin Poet Ovid by Aureola (Own Work). [Public Domain}, via Wikimedia Commons

Latin Poet Ovid by Aureola (Own Work). [Public Domain}, via Wikimedia Commons

Page from Homer's Odyssey, 3rd Quarter 15th Century. [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Page from Homer's Odyssey, 3rd Quarter 15th Century. [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Leftezi English Captions: Flyax - Ancient Greek Theatre. [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Leftezi English Captions: Flyax - Ancient Greek Theatre. [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Introduction

The Honors Humanities Seminar is part of the Honors Program's core curriculum. It is an interdisciplinary program which is designed to introduce students to the central concepts of philosophy, literature, history, and religious studies. The purpose of the course is to develop critical skills and qualities of mind necessary to a liberal education. This is done by introducing students to major writings in the humanities and by encouraging them to think about and discuss the ideas addressed in these works. This seminar involves mainly a multi-disciplinary exploration of the period that scholars typically designate as the Ancient World.

Literary Texts

Natural Philosophy: Science in the Ancient World

Philosophical Texts

Commentary

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