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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 International Summer Programmes have been replaced by the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

This course is part of the Ancient and Classical Worlds Summer Programme 2020.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

Vergil's epic, seeing 'tears in the heart of things' (Aen 1 462) also has passages reflecting on Rome's 1st Emperor, Augustus. But how: in celebration or criticism? We will explore the complex translation of Homer's heroes - Achilles, Hektor, Odysseus (and Andromache, Circe, Calypso, Penelope...) into the Trojan Aeneas, who is charged by Vergil with replaying the past in order to found Rome's future.


Course dates

12 Jul 2020 to 18 Jul 2020

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

22 Jun 2020

Course director

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

Qualifications / Credits


Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code