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Like much of Ancient Greek literature, both these epics are based on the legend of the Trojan War. We will explore how Homer is surprisingly selective in his choice of material: the Iliad focuses on just a few weeks of action during the ten-year siege, and the Odyssey presents the homecoming of its great protagonist in some very unexpected ways.

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Course dates

23 Jul 2018 to 27 Jul 2018

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

09 Jul 2018

Course director

Venue

International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
Cambridge
UK
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code

Gc2