Course Description: Homeric epics, Virgil's Aeneid, selections from tragedy dealing with the Trojan War and Greco-Roman cultural identity. Examples from art and archaeology supplement the literary theme. Cross-listed with: WLIT 024.
Section Description: Introducing students to a careful reading of ancient works of literature which deal with the general theme of the war between Greeks and Trojans. The theme of the Trojan War was a part of the Greek sense of self-identity, and it was used again and again as the historical-mythological background against which Greeks and their successors turned in recurrent searches to know themselves. Goal 1. Careful and attentive reading of narrative and dramatic texts. Goal 2. Fundamental mythological framework of the Trojan War cycle and its aftermath. Goal 3. Finding relevance (if any) in modern world, either in personal lives or public consciousness, for the themes addressed in these works of ancient literature.
|MWF||13:55 - 14:45||VOTEY BLDG 105|
Instructor(s): Robert Howard Rodgers
Meeting Dates: 27 Aug 2012 - 05 Dec 2012