Greek Epic (GRKA3602)


The Iliad, the Odyssey and the poems of Hesiod are the classics of the classics. This unit offers an introduction to the language, style and content of the Greek epics which served as the foundations of Greek cultural identity and are the primary textual sources for Bronze Age, Geometric and Archaic Greek language, religion, history and thought.

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3x1hr seminars/week


1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (50%), participation (10%)

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