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ARTH 2216 Art and Archaeology of Homer and Troy (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Homer's Iliad describes a "Trojan War." Until Schliemann's excavations of a fortified site in Turkey suggested a real Troy and further work in Greece revealed a brilliant Bronze Age civilization, most thought Homer's story pure fiction. This class investigates archaeological sites such as Troy and Mycenae, Bronze Age shipwrecks, a Late Bronze Age "Pompeii," and the artistic evidence for objects and practices described by Homer in order to separate historical truth from elements either invented by the poet or adopted from his own time and reinvented by Hollywood.


Instructor(s): Gail L. Hoffman

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: CLAS2216

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Last Updated: 09-Mar-15