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: This course introduces students to a careful reading of ancient works of literature that 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.
|MWF||12:00 - 12:50||L/L COMMONS 315|
Instructor(s): Robert Howard Rodgers
Meeting Dates: 29 Aug 2016 - 09 Dec 2016