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

Epic Heroes and Poems (CLAS*3030 )

Code and section: CLAS*3030 *01

Term: Winter 2017

Instructor: A. Sherwood

Details

Objectives:

To introduce the student to some of the greatest and most influential works in the western literary canon: Homer’s Iliad, Hesiod’s Theogony, and Vergil’s Aeneid. The course will consist of lectures to provide background and context for closer reading and understanding of the epics themselves.

Outcomes:
For students who attend all the classes, do all the reading and are focussed, they will gain an introductory understanding of some of the greatest and most influential works in the western literary canon: Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, Hesiod’s Theogony, and Vergil’s Aeneid, and will begin to do close reading and critical evaluations of other works of literature.

Calendar course descriptions with pre-requisites and restrictions can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar