CLAS 405 The Epic Tradition (3 credits)

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Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)


Classics : The course covers major epics of the Mediterranean world such as the Epic of Gilgamesh, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Apollonius' Argonautica, Vergil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Lucan's Bellum Civile, and Statius' Thebaid. Issues connected to social and cultural context, performance, literary theory, and interpretation will be discussed.

Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2023-2024 academic year.

  • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken CLAS 371.

  • Texts taught in translation, no knowledge of ancient Greek or Latin required.

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