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CLAS345 Tales of Troy: From Homer to Hollywood

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An examination of 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.

Paper title Tales of Troy: From Homer to Hollywood
Paper code CLAS345
Subject Classics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $886.35
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,766.35

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Prerequisite
18 200-level CLAS, GREK, or LATN points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with CLAS 330 passed in 2017 or 2018.
Contact

Department of Classics

Teaching staff

Paper Coordinator:  Dr Gwynaeth McIntyre

Lecturers:  Professor Jon Hall, Dr Sean McConnell, Dr Dan Osland, Dr Gwynaeth McIntyre, Associate Professor Pat Wheatley

Paper Structure

Five modules of five lectures each, each offering different perspectives on the historicity and influence of the story of Troy from antiquity up to modern times.

Internal Assessment 60%

Teaching Arrangements

Two 1-hour lectures weekly

Textbooks

To be advised.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • An understanding of the cultural influences prior to, during and immediately after the composition of the Homeric poems;
  • a familiarity with the various types of literary, epigraphic, numismatic, and artistic sources for the Trojan War;
  • the abililty to critically evaluate these sources;
  • an understanding of the scholarly interpretations, debates, and schools of thought on the Troy story and its importance to Western culture;
  • high-level skills in effective written communciation, including the construction of clear and logical scholarly argumentation.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

An examination of 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.

Paper title Tales of Troy: From Homer to Hollywood
Paper code CLAS345
Subject Classical Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $904.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,954.75

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Prerequisite
18 200-level CLAS, GREK, or LATN points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with CLAS 330 passed in 2017 or 2018.
Contact

Department of Classics

Teaching staff

Paper Coordinator: Dr Arlene Allan

Lecturers: staff from Classics programme

Paper Structure

Five modules of five lectures each, each offering different perspectives on the historicity and influence of the story of Troy from antiquity up to modern times.

Internal Assessment 60%

Teaching Arrangements

Two 1-hour lectures weekly

Textbooks

To be advised.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • An understanding of the cultural influences prior to, during and immediately after the composition of the Homeric poems;
  • a familiarity with the various types of literary, epigraphic, numismatic, and artistic sources for the Trojan War;
  • the abililty to critically evaluate these sources;
  • an understanding of the scholarly interpretations, debates, and schools of thought on the Troy story and its importance to Western culture;
  • high-level skills in effective written communciation, including the construction of clear and logical scholarly argumentation.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41