Classical Studies | Readings in Greek Epic
G518 | 0929 | Hansen


The course meets MWF from 1:25P-2:15P in BH 331 along with G406
Homer.

G518 READINGS IN GREEK EPIC

This course is an introduction to the Homeric Poems.  Students will
read three books of the Odyssey in Greek, part of the Homeric Hymn to
Demeter, and Lord's book. The instructor will lecture one a week on
the epic dialect and meter, the Parry-Lord theory of oral poetry,
Homer's use of legend and folktale, and other Homeric topics.  There
will be three exams.  Graduate students will give one oral and written
report.

Texts:
Lord, Albert, The Singer of Tales, 2nd ed.
Homer , The Odyssey, Books VI-VII (ed. Garvie).
Homeric Hymn to Demeter (ed. Gaisser).
Autenrieth, G., A Homeric Dictionary [recommended].