CLCIV 250 - Topics in the Ancient World
Fall 2022, Section 002 - Homer, Hesiod & the Epic Tradition
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course introduces students to four of the best epic poems from ancient Greece: Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and Hesiod’s Theogony and Works and Days. We ask why the Greeks cared so much about these poems and why they still are read today. We compare them with modern oral traditional works, such as Rajasthani epic (India) and Karakalpak epic (Uzbekistan), to illuminate how they are put together both thematically and structurally.

Course Requirements:

2 in-class tests; 2 5-page papers

Intended Audience:

open to all undergraduate students, no prior knowledge of subject required

Class Format:

2 meetings per week


CLCIV 250 - Topics in the Ancient World
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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