Classical Studies | Introduction to Homer
G515 | 1948 | Hansen


This course is an introduction to the Homeric Poems.  Students
will read three books of the Odyssey in Greek, the Homeric Hymn
to Apollo, 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 report.  Above section meets with CLAS G406.

Texts:    Lord, Albert, The Singer of Tales.
Homer , The Odyssey, Books VI-VII (ed. Garvie).
Homeric Hymn to Apollo (ed. Smith and Pearcy).
Autenrieth, G., A Homeric Dictionary.