"True Love": Men vs. Women in Ancient and Modern Culture
 
"I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me." Beatrice to Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing.
 
 
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Use the following links for background material on readings or for information relating to specific lecture and discussion topics: 

 
 

Lyric Poetry
The Greeks (a list of important names, dates, critical terms, etc.)
Sappho
Plato's Symposium
Comedy and Tragedy
Courtly Love
The Middle Ages  (names, dates, key terms, etc.)
 
 
"Only the male intellect, clouded by sexual impulse, could call the undersized, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped, and short-legged sex the fair sex."--Schopenhauer, "On Women."
 
 
 

  Questions:  David L. Simpson (dsimpson@condor.depaul.edu) 
The School for New Learning, DePaul University, Chicago, IL 60604 
 © David L. Simpson, 1998