Classics 140. Homer and the Ancient Epic (4 units)

imageClassics 140. Homer and the Ancient Epic (4 units)
David Driscoll

MWF 2:10-3:00P
207 Olson Hall

CRN 74616

Course Description: Reading of the classical epics of Homer (IliadOdyssey) and Virgil (Aeneid) in English. Epic literature of ancient Mediterranean world. Mythic and heroic themes, narrative techniques, historic and social background, cross-cultural influences, and their representation and interpretation in antiquity and later.

Prerequisite: A lower division Classics course or consent of instructor (

GE credit (Old): Arts & Humanities and Writing Experience.
GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, World Cultures, and Writing Experience.

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 3 hours; Term Paper.