Rediscover the Iliad and The Odyssey

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Rediscover the Iliad and The Odyssey

<p>We are the heirs to the greatest works of literature from cultures across the globe but how well do we know these great epics? Discover the history and significance, the stories and the arts

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We are the heirs to the greatest works of literature from cultures across the globe but how well do we know these great epics? Discover the history and significance, the stories and the arts created around the The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer – or were they? – which inspired centuries of art and archaeology. Join us to find out more about the history of the texts, their cultural significance, and the stories themselves.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Homer and the texts: Origins, Translations, Influence on later stories, and art
  • The story of The Iliad: Plot, Characters: human and divine, Themes, Values
  • The story of The Odyssey: Plot, Characters: human and divine, Themes, Values


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Outline the creation of both epics
  2. Evaluate the various translations
  3. Appreciate the epics as literature and as cultural artefacts
  4. Discuss the narrative of each epic in relation to:
    • Characters
    • Events
    • Themes
    • Values
    • Writing style
    • Significance
    • Modern interpretations
  5. Wish to read the epics