This course surveys the legacy of classical epic, especially Homer's Iliad and Virgil's Aeneid, in medieval European literature. We explore the ways in which authors in the Middle Ages imagined the ancient Mediterranean as a kind of other world, a fantastic alternative to their present that was at once familiar and exotic. All readings are in modern English translation. (Same as CLAS-2320)
3 credits
Lower Division
The Capacities | Written Communication
The Interdisciplinary Clusters | Great Books, Modern Ideas, Western Perspectives