Troy and Ancient Epic

15 points

Not offered 2024, offered in 2021, 2023

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No cycle of myths has had a stronger grip on the western imagination than the saga of the Trojan War and its aftermath. This course focuses on Homer’s vast epic poems Iliad and Odyssey (eight-seventh centuries BC) and Vergil’s Roman epic Aeneid (first century BC) - three poems which remain among the very greatest and most influential literary works of all time, and which feature such famous figures as Achilles, Hektor, Helen, Odysseus (aka Ulysses), Dido and Aeneas, among many others.


Any 15 points at 100 level from CLAS, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.


CLAS202, CLAS203, CLAS320, CLAS323