Winter term 2022
An exciting course for the new year term starts on Monday 10th January for 10 weeks. Dr Eirene Allen will lead the group reading the Iliad in translation.
The Iliad is typically cited as the first work of Western literature, one of the most influential poems in human history and the beginning of a long tradition. While this formulation accurately conveys the Iliad’s central inspirational function, the epic also marks the end of a long tradition of oral storytelling. In this sense, the Iliad is both alpha and omega. Reading two-three books per week in translation (Anthony Verity's recommended), we will explore the Iliad from both perspectives, its coded meanings and messages within its time and its appeal across time.
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