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Greek StatuesEN334 W

Topics in Literature, “All Greek to Me”

TR 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Instructor: Marta Wilkinson

This course will guide students through a range of Greek classics spanning myth, epics, and drama. The first portion of the course will teach students about the various generations of gods, including the battles between the Titans and the Olympians. Once we have met the pantheon of gods and goddess, their duties, and their roles in the explanations of natural phenomenon we will explore highlights from Homer’s famous epics: TheIliad, the story of the fall of Troy (with a lot of divine intervention) and TheOdyssey, the fateful voyage of a wandering hero. We will conclude the course with two works of drama, observing the strict divisions of the genre with one tragedy (lots of dead bodies on the stage) and one (moderately inappropriate) comedy.

Prerequisite: EN 101 or EN 103H

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