Minor in Classical Literature - Ancient Greek Epic CLAS 3525   Ancient Greek Epic
This course is designed to introduce students to the heroic epics of the Ancient Greek world. Texts are read in translation and will be selected from the works of Hesiod, Homer, and Apollonius of Rhodes. Topics to be discussed will include the cultural background of the Homeric world; the nature of oral poetry; oral vs. literate culture; conventions of the epic genre; the heroic code; the relationship between the human and divine world.
  • Lecture
  • Seminar

PREREQUISITES: Students must be beyond first year.