Homer and the Epic Cycle

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Homer and the Epic Cycle

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Classics, Greek, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    Assessment: essay (2500 words) [50%], unseen paper (90 min.) [50%]
    This module discusses the Homeric epics, exploring the contexts in which they were composed and the wider literary traditions to which they belong. Students will study a wide range of topics, including the historicity, morality, and literary merits of the poems, as well as their reception in antiquity and in recent times. The discussion of modern critical approaches to the interpretation of Greek epic will also be surveyed. Students who wish to study Greek at intermediate level may opt for the optional Greek language seminar attached to this module.

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