Homer's Iliad
General Catalog Course Title:
Homer's Iliad
Terms Offered:
Spring 2016

This students will read and discuss Homer's Iliad, with particular attention to the poem's representation of war and its ethical complexities. The students will also read and discuss Simone Weil's essay, "The Iliad, or the Poem of the Force," and the poetry by W.H. Auden, Louise Gluck, Christopher Logue, and Alice Oswald that engages with the Homeric representation of war in the light of "our" modern contemporary wars. 

 

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