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: We read Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Virgil's Aeneid, several Greek tragedies about Trojan War heroes, and other works about the "Trojan War." It's great reading, and there's a lot of history, art, literature, philosophy, anthropology, geography, etc. associated with it. Overall, a great introduction to Greece and Rome via "the Classics," works that are not only old and venerable, but surprisingly relevant and interesting to today. Students already familiar with Greece and Rome should find this a great opportunity to buckle down and read these works, which reward repeated readings.
|MWF||12:00 - 12:50||L/L COMMONS 315|
Instructor(s): Jacques Antoine Bailly
Meeting Dates: 27 Aug 2018 - 07 Dec 2018