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CANCELLED In Search of the Trojan War

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Fact or simply legend? Using sources from history, archaeology, and literature, we will explore the tantalizing puzzle of whether the Trojan War ever took place, and whether there is any historical basis for such legendary figures as Agamemnon, Achilles, and Odysseus. We will read extensive selections from Homer’s The Essential Iliad (Lombardo, trans,, Hackett Classics) and, for archaeological context, we will look at Eric Cline’s The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2013) to examine the attempts by archaeologists, such as Heinrich Schliemann and others, to locate the historical Troy. We will also view film excerpts from Michael Wood’s documentary series In Search of the Trojan War, and other sources. Finally, we will look at how Troy would have figured in the political power struggle of the Middle East of its day, with Mycenaean invaders on one side, Hittites on the other, the mysterious Sea Peoples, and Egypt as a principal power broker at the time. Use of Canvas is required.
 

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Location
Wieboldt Hall

Instructor
MultipleInstructor :
1.Robert Relihan2.Rhoda Stamell3.Lisa D'Angelo4.Michael Dolesh 

Tuition: 

$0.00


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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/5/2020 - 6/4/2020 Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Michael Dolesh  ; Lisa D'Angelo  ; Rhoda Stamell  ; Robert Relihan