Classics - War & the Hero

University College Dublin


Course Name Classics - War & the Hero
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code GRC10190
Course Type Lifelong Learning
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Belfield
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment TRIMESTER: Autumn
Application Date 2022-2023 Academic Year
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Expand+Autumn Trimester - September to December

Student Effort Hours:
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities 40
Autonomous Student Learning 37
Lectures 20
Tutorial 5
Total 102

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Eligibility Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
GRC10160 - Homer and Herodotus, GRC20080 - Virgil's Aeneid, GRC2008E - The Aeneid and Augustan Rome, GRC20140 - Homer and the Age of Heroes
Course Content

Expand+GRC10190 War and the Hero: The Epics of Homer and Virgil
Academic Year 2022/2023

Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey (c. 700 BC), dealing with the mythical Trojan war, are the foundation of Greek and Western literature. The lectures will discuss the stru...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Indicative Module Content:
Lecture List
1. Introduction to Homer
2. Homer and the invention of the alphabet
3. The structure of the Iliad
4. The epic hero in the Iliad
5. The gods in the Iliad
6. The structure of the Odyssey. Storytellin...

Number of Credits 5
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