Course Code: THI0821
Start Date: 15/07/2021Day of the Week:
Session: All Day
Length in weeks: 8
The Iliad and the Odyssey are both tremendously exciting epics in their own right, focussing as they do on the heroes Achilles and Odysseus. These two ancient poems, composed initially for live oral performance, continue to engage and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds. We shall devote four sessions to each of the poems, considering the stories, the ways they are told, and the influences they have had and continue to have on later generations. We shall consider visual material as well as discussing the texts themselves. No previous knowledge is required, but will, of course, be welcomed.
This course will be delivered via Zoom