GRK 201 Topics in Classical Philology (Greek)

Homer's epics feature some of the best known, and varied, heroes of antiquity, like Achilles, Hector, Odysseus, and Penelope. In this class, we will read selections from the Odyssey and Iliad as a way to examine ancient conceptions of heroism. For students studying ancient Greek, this will primarily be a translation course and will serve as an introduction to epic poetry. Students without Greek are also welcome and can expect to approach the topics of the class by reading translated texts and modern scholarship.

Credits

4 units

Prerequisite

GRK 102

Core Requirements Met

  • Pre-1800