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CLAS0150

Greek and Roman Epic Poetry

Greek and Roman Epic Poetry
Would Achilles and Hector have risked their lives and sacred honor had they understood human life and the Olympian gods as Homer portrays them in the Iliad? Why do those gods decide to withdraw from men altogether following the Trojan War, and why is Odysseus the man Athena chooses to help her carry out that project? And why, according to the Roman poet Vergil, do these gods command Aeneas, a defeated Trojan, to found an Italian town that will ultimately conquer the Greek cities that conquered Troy, replacing the Greek polis with a universal empire that will end all wars of human freedom? Through close study of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, and Vergil's Aeneid, we explore how the epic tradition helped shape Greece and Rome, and define their contributions to European civilization. 3 hrs. lect., 1 hr. disc.
Subject:
Classics
Department:
Classics
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP EUR LIT PHL
Equivalent Courses:
CMLT0150

Sections

Fall 2014

CLAS0150A-F14 Lecture (Witkin)
CLAS0150X-F14 Discussion (Witkin)
CLAS0150Y-F14 Discussion (Witkin)
CLAS0150Z-F14 Discussion (Witkin)

Fall 2013

CLAS0150A-F13 Lecture (Witkin)
CLAS0150X-F13 Discussion (Witkin)
CLAS0150Y-F13 Discussion (Witkin)
CLAS0150Z-F13 Discussion (Witkin)

Fall 2012

CLAS0150A-F12 Lecture (Witkin)
CLAS0150B-F12 Lecture (Witkin)
CLAS0150X-F12 Discussion (Witkin)
CLAS0150Y-F12 Discussion (Witkin)
CLAS0150Z-F12 Discussion (Witkin)

Fall 2011

CLAS0150A-F11 Lecture (Witkin)
CLAS0150B-F11 Lecture (Witkin)
CLAS0150X-F11 Discussion (Witkin)
CLAS0150Y-F11 Discussion (Witkin)
CLAS0150Z-F11 Discussion (Witkin)

Fall 2010

CLAS0150A-F10 Lecture (Ganiban)

Fall 2009

CLAS0150A-F09 Lecture (Witkin)
CLAS0150X-F09 Discussion (Witkin)
CLAS0150Y-F09 Discussion (Witkin)
CLAS0150Z-F09 Discussion (Witkin)

Fall 2008

CLAS0150A-F08 Lecture (Witkin)
CLAS0150X-F08 Discussion (Witkin)
CLAS0150Y-F08 Discussion (Witkin)
CLAS0150Z-F08 Discussion (Witkin)

Fall 2007

CLAS0150A-F07 Lecture (Witkin)
CLAS0150B-F07 Lecture (Witkin)
CLAS0150Y-F07 Discussion (Witkin)
CLAS0150Z-F07 Discussion (Witkin)

Fall 2006

CLAS0150A-F06 Lecture (Witkin)
CLAS0150Y-F06 Discussion (Witkin)
CLAS0150Z-F06 Discussion (Witkin)

Fall 2005

CLAS0150A-F05 Lecture (Witkin)
CLAS0150B-F05 Lecture (Witkin)

Fall 2004

CLAS0150A-F04 Lecture
CLAS0150Z-F04 Discussion

Fall 2003

CLAS0150A-F03 Lecture (Levitan)
CLAS0150Z-F03 Discussion (Levitan)