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

imageClassics 140. Homer and the Ancient Epic (4 units)
Tim Brelinski

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 4:10pm-5:00pm - CRN 84229

Course Description: This course will primarily focus on Homer's two important and popular poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, and also on Vergil's Aeneid (all in English). We will discuss Homer's and Vergil's techniques of composition, the beliefs and values of their respective societies, and the influence of Homer on Vergil.

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

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

Textbooks:

  • Homer, The Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles  (Penguin Classics, 1998)
  • Homer, The Odyssey, translated by Robert Fagles  (Penguin Classics, 1997)
  • Vergil, Aeneid, translated by Robert Fitzgerald  (Vintage Classics, 1990)