2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 20, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog
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ARAS 235 - Epics in the Ancient Mediterranean


CR: 3
This course explores the interconnected narrative structures of the genre of epic, beginning with the Hymn to Inana and the Epic of Gilgamesh, and moving through Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, before concluding with Virgil’s reimagination of these earlier traditions. By constructing analyses around a variety of interpretive pradigms from literary approaches focusing on intertextuality to anthropological studies of the development of oral poetry to the interpolation of archaeological realities into the world of the text, we will consider the multiple contexts that inform our understanding of these monumental works, questioning how and why these poems resonated with their readers and with us. Offered alternate years. V.2



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