Course Code: WHT16A21
Start Date: 16/10/2021Day of the Week:
Session: All Day
Length in weeks: 1
Most famous for her beauty, ‘the face that launched a thousand ships’, and caused the Trojan War, Helen has inspired many stories and many works of art, music and poetry. Bettany Hughes summed up Helen’s complex image in the subtitle to her book on Helen, as ‘goddess, princess, whore’. We shall explore the many different myths about Helen from the ancient world, and also the more recent depictions of her in the visual and other arts including fiction.