Epic Heroes and Poems (CLAS*3030) | College of Arts

Epic Heroes and Poems (CLAS*3030)

Code and section: CLAS*3030*01

Term: Winter 2019

Instructor: A. Sherwood


The nature and significance of the epic hero. Epic as code and as critique of tradition. Oral poetry, and critical problems raised by it. The central texts are The Iliad, The Odyssey, and Virgil's Aeneid; other poems are also studied.

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