The Odyssey & Argonautica (1979)

Four Thursdays: June 6, 13, 20, 27, 6-8 pm

Price: 
$110.00 (10% off for members)

 This course will focus on Homer's Odyssey, and in particularly on Emily Wilson's new translation of the poem.  It will proceed by a mixture of lecture and discussion, always with a focus on close reading, and will cover general questions of epic composition and transmission as well as specific issues attending the poem, including its construction of heroic values and its treatment of issues of gender and sexuality. In addition, a class and a half will be devoted to Apollonius' Argonautica , a work composed in the period after Alexander the Great that engages closely the Odyssey and that was of crucial importance for later literature like Vergil's Aeneid. Apollonius' reception of Homer raises interesting questions about the status of epic in a post-Homeric world, and about the nature of heroism.  Four Thursdays: June 6, 13, 20, 27, 6-8 pm

The Odyssey, by Homer, Trans. Emily Wilson (9780393356250)

The Voyage of Argo: The Argonautica (Paperback) By Apollonius of Rhodes, E. V. Rieu (Translated by

Alexander Sens has been a professor at Georgetown University since he received his PhD in Classics in 1991, and currently occupies the Markos and Eleni Kounalakis Chair in Hellenic Studies. His research and teaching focus on Greek poetry, and in particular on that of the late Classical and early Hellenistic periods. He's especially interested in how poets of these ages engage with the antecedent literary tradition in order to create meaning. His most recent book, co-authored with his colleague Charles McNelis, is The Alexandra of Lycophron: A Literary Study (OUP, 2016)

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The Odyssey Cover Image
By Homer, Emily Wilson (Translator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356250
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 6th, 2018

The Voyage of Argo: The Argonautica Cover Image
By Apollonius of Rhodes, E. V. Rieu (Translated by), E. V. Rieu (Introduction by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780140440850
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 30th, 1959