CLAS * 3030 – Epic Heroes and Poems W (3-0) [0.50]

The nature and significance of the epic hero. Epic as code and as critique of tradition. Oral poetry, and critical problems raised by it. The central texts are The Iliad, The Odyssey, and Virgil’s Aeneid; other poems are also studied. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

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Posted On : January 11, 2011

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Great class. Had always wanted to read The Odyssey and The Iliad and this class gave me the excuse to do so. The texts are tough depending on which translation you get, but the overall stories are great. I loved going through all the details in lecture.
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