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: Spring
Application Date 2021-2022 Academic Year
Pre-Registration for September 2021 reopening in August!
Duration Spring Trimester - January to May
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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 2021/2022

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

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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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