CLCIV 350 - Topics in Classical Civilization
Section: 002 Homer and Archaeology
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
CLCIV 101 and 102.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).

Did the Trojan War really happen? Was Achilles a real hero or an imagined demigod? Was Troy, or “Mycenae rich in gold”, a real place? Did the Greeks really launch a thousand ships to fetch Helen of Troy? How did Homer’s epics about Achilles’ wrath and the return of Odysseus arise?

This course will unravel the many mysteries of Homer’s world and its background in time, space and the literary imagination, showing that sometimes historical truth is even stranger than epic fiction.

Course Requirements:

Midterm, 10-12 page term reseach paper.

Intended Audience:

Majors are welcome, but prior knowledge of the subject is not required.

Class Format:

Two meetings per week, Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-2:30.

CLCIV 350 - Topics in Classical Civilization
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
30678
Open
4
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (LEC)
P
30679
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (LEC)
P
34412
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 9781589832688
The Ahhiyawa texts, Author: by Gary Beckman, Trevor Bryce, Eric Cline., Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature 2011
Required
ISBN: 9780521290371
The Mycenaean world, Author: John Chadwick., Publisher: Univ. Press 4. Aufl. 1984
Required
ISBN: 9780674002838
The singer of tales, Author: Albert B. Lord., Publisher: Harvard Univ. Press 2. ed. 2000
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780199925865
The Iliad, Author: Homer ; translation, introduction, and notes by Barry B. Powell. Instructor 2014
Required
ISBN: 9780061244186
The odyssey of Homer, Author: Homer ; translated and with an introduction by Richmond Lattimore., Publisher: Harper Perennial First Harp 2007
Required
ISBN: 9780520215993
In search of the Trojan War, Author: Michael Wood., Publisher: University of California Press 1st Califo 1998
Required
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