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CLAS330 - Resized

CLAS330 Tales of Troy: From Homer to Hollywood

Semester One (18 points)
Lecturer: Team Taught
Lecture times: M, W, 1-1.50pm

Examines the legend of the Trojan War from a variety of perspectives, analysing the archaeological and historical evidence, the poems of Homer, and Troy’s reception in modern culture.

Tales of Troy abounded in a variety of media throughout the Greek and Roman worlds, and they continued to be retold in literary and artistic forms from the end of the Classical period through to the present day. In this paper we consider the archaeological evidence for that famous war, the poetic and historic versions of the tale as told by Homer and others, the story of the returns, including Odysseus', and some of the numerous ways in which artists in various media have engaged with events from Trojan War from late 6th century B.C.E. until the present day.