CLGR 402(S) Homer: The Iliad
From the early archaic era through the classical and beyond, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey simultaneously influenced and reflected Greek conceptions of community, leadership, war, heroism, family, loyalty, the gods, justice, and much more. And nearly all of subsequent Greek literature, both poetry and prose, developed in varying degrees of dialogue with these early epic texts. In this course we will explore Homeric values, narrative style, language, and effect by reading extensive selections from the Iliad in Greek. We will also read the entire epic in translation, and supplement our study of the text with computer resources for textual, metrical, and cultural analysis. Evaluation will be based on class participation, oral reports, a paper or papers, and a final exam. Prerequisite: Greek 201 or permission of the instructor. CLGR 402 is offered alternately as a course on the Iliad and the Odyssey. Students who have taken CLGR 402 on the Odyssey may elect this course as well.