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Classics 190: The Trojan War


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Subject: Classics
Section 01
CRN: 38377
Justina Gregory

Spring 2010
M W 9:00 AM-10:20 AM BASS 203
Credits: 4
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The Trojan War is the first conflict to be memorialized in Greco-Roman literature--"the war to start all wars." For Homer and the poets who came after him it raised such questions as: What justifies going to war? What is the cost of combat and the price of glory? How does war affect men, women and children, winners and losers? We will look at the "real" Troy of the archaeological record, then focus on imaginary Troy as represented by Homer, Aeschylus, Euripides, Virgil, Ovid and Seneca.