Classical Studies | Classical Epics
C311 | 9531 | Staff


In this class students will read, think about, discuss, and write
about four epics from the classical Greek and Roman word Homer's
Iliad and Odyssey, Apollonius' Argonautica, and Virgil's Aeneid.  In
general, the topic is the changing nature and role of the hero.
Because you will be reading English translations of works originally
composed in Greek and Latin, some time will be spent on issues
related to the topic of translation.  Because there works were
intended to be read aloud, and in Homer's case, were composed and
transmitted orally, students should expect to read aloud in class on
a regular basis from assigned readings.  We will also spend some
time considering the way classical epics have been translated into
film.