Homer's Poetry, Then and Now

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Homer's Poetry, Then and Now


We read selections from Homer’s Odyssey or Iliad, and ancient receptions such as Plato's Ion, the Battle of the Mice and Frogs, Plutarch’s Gryllus. We conclude by considering one contemporary reception such as David Malouf’s Ransom, Pat Barker's Silence of the Girls or Madeline Miller's Circe. Prerequisite: Students should have a working knowledge of ancient Greek and should select either the intermediate 202 or advanced 302, depending on their skills.

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No writing credit

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IDCM - CMS Program

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Offering Frequency

Normally offered every other year