CLASSICAL BACKDROP GREEK
Background: Mythology, Brave Age, Epic, Lyric (The Four Schools), Tragedy, Humor. Poetry Prose Drama Homer = Iliad Aristotle=Poetics Sophocles= King Oedipus, Antigone Odyssey Plato =Republic Aeschylus Hesiod = Theogony Euripides =Medea Aristophanes = Lysistrata, Atmosphere ROMAN Background: Mythology, Lyric, Pastoral, Tragedy, New Funny, Closet Episode Poetry The entire Drama Virgil=Aeneid Cicero Seneca Eclogues Plautus and Terence Horace= Ars Poetica
Ovid= Ars Amatoria
Background: Civalry, Feudalism, Christian Mythology
Poetry Prose Crisis Song of Roland Boethius=Consolation of Idea Commedia de Arte Both roman de la Rose
La Vita Nuova
ANGLO – SAXON PERIOD (428-1100)
Background: Heroic Age, Brave society, Invasions, Norse mythology, religious poems, Old The english language versification, start of the ancient drama. Poetry Prose Episode Caedmon=Hymns Respetable Bede=Ecclesiastical Great English Persons Liturgical plays Cynewulf=Juliana Aelfric=Sermons Quem Queritis Elena Anglo Saxon Share Beowulf
The Think of the Rood
ANGLO-NORMAN PERIOD (1100-1350)
Background: Norman Conquest, feudalism, Magna Mapa, English displacing French in upper classes, English metrical romances with English themes, Arthurian love material in French the entire, drama inside the hands of guilds, cyclic development, mystery plays, romance tradition, dream vision poems, debate poems.
Poetry Prose Drama ‘'The Cockoo Song'' Geoffrey of Monmouth=Historia Regum Britanniae Chester Cycle of plays The Owl as well as the Nightingale Ancrene Riwle Layamon=Brut
MIDDLE THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PERIOD (1350-1500)
Background: Petrarch, Boccaccio, Dante, English getting the official vocabulary, beginning of printing press, War of Roses, Oxford Reformers, Lollardy, continuation of romance traditions, the several matters of romance [matters of Rome, Portugal, Britain (the Arthurian cycle), England], Arthurian legend, chivalric code, courtly love, fantasy allegory, fabliaux, framed story, secular and devotional lyrics, ballad, epigramme, estates satire, alliterative rebirth, Scottish Chaucerians. Poetry Writing...