Carole Waldron

ORIGINS: Myths and Narratives: Homer and the Trojan War


During this course we will read and discuss the Iliad, an ancient Greek epic poem attributed to Homer . The Iliad tells of the last stage of the ten year siege of Troy and the events and passions that influenced this significant conflict. As we encounter the Wrath of Achilles, we will experience the early narratives that provided some of the structural roots of Western Thought and Western Culture.

Our journey back into early memories will also include a discussion of the interaction between the Mediterranean societies and the Near Eastern and Indo European cultures.

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