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AGRS 24 :  Freshman Seminar - Homer, the Iliad
Course Catalog No: 30753
Dwinelle 89
Long, Anthony
11:00 - 12:00 pm

In this seminar, we will read and discuss the Iliad (in the translation by Richmond Lattimore), focusing on the central books and the following ten topics:

  • Story and Poetry
  • Gods and Humans
  • War and Warriors
  • Glory and Violence
  • Pity and Patho

There are no prerequisites. This seminar is accessible to students of all backgrounds and needs no previous training.

Students will do an oral presentation on a relevant passage and write a 3-page (900 words) paper.