Undergraduate Course: Troy after the Fall (CLTR10009)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The Trojan War was the subject of the greatest of Greek poems, Homer's Iliad, but it was also a myth that was constantly reinvented to suit changing times and needs. This course explores its transformations in literature, art and local traditions, asking what Troy meant for the Greeks. The story of Troy, however, was not only a Greek story; with Vergil's Aeneid it underpinned one of the key texts of Latin literature. This course will also look at the Trojan myth in this Roman context, where it came to be incorporated into the public image of the powerful Iulian family. The course will use a range of sources, not only literary sources such as Homer, Vergil and Athenian drama but also artistic, numismatic and epigraphic material.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 3 courses in Classics related subject matter(at least 2 of which should be in Classical Literature) at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
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| On successful completion of this course students should be able to demonstrate in written examinations, in course work, and in tutorial discussion:
- knowledge of some aspects of the development of the Trojan myth in the Greek and Roman world;
- some knowledge and understanding of significant literary texts;
- some understanding of the nature of myth and its place in society;
- some knowledge of the relationship between the Greek world and Rome;
- an ability to use a range of evidence critically;
- the bibliographical and analytical research skills to enable them to find independently, and to deal with, additional information relating to the study of this subject.
- written communication skills;
- analytical skills;
- ability to deal independently with a complex body of information;
- ability to produce a concise summary.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||In order for a student from outwith Classics to be enrolled on this course, contact must be made with a Course Secretary on 50 3580 in order for approval to be obtained.
|Course organiser||Prof Andrew Erskine
Tel: (0131 6)50 3591
|Course secretary||Ms Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582