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GRK531: Homer's Iliad - Intensive

Homer's Iliad is the earliest work of Western literature and perhaps its greatest.

Homer's Iliad is the earliest work of Western literature and perhaps its greatest. In this course, students will read Book 1 in the original Greek, attuning themselves to what Matthew Arnold gave as the dominant characteristics of Homeric style: rapidity, plainness, directness and nobility. After completing Book 1, we will read selections from other books in either Greek or English.