Describe and discuss the impact of Greek/Roman Humanism upon the development of literature. Be sure to reference at least one specific example (primary source) of literature to illustrate your conclusions. You must discuss in detail the historical context of the prime example you have chosen. Your paper must be between 750-1250 original words in length and in MLA format.
In the simplest terms, “humanism” refers to how Greek and Roman literature — and literature in that tradition — puts the human experience at the center of events.
Throughout the semester we’ve looked at many pieces of literature: The Iliad, The Odyssey, Sapphic poetry, Lysistrata, and several other readings from your text. So as you revisit these readings, think about how they focus on the “Human experience.” For example, in Saphhic poetry, her words reflect the human emotion at the rawest level… Greek and Roman humanists were interested in how each of us must come to grips with, and make the best use of, our inherent human imperfection.