GREK 402B/502B: “Homer”

Students will read from both the Iliad and the Odyssey. The selection will depend on student interest, but will center either on a theme (i.e. human/divine interaction, hospitality), a structural element (i.e. assembly scenes, direct speech), or a character (i.e. Helen; Nestor/Priam/Laertes). We will also discuss general topics such as the Homeric question, the relation of epic to the “real world”, and influences on and of Homer.

Note: Students may take Greek 402 more than once, since the content varies each year.