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Love, War, Peaceful Ending: Reading Homer's Iliad

Relive—or experience for the first time—the wrath of Achilles and its fatal consequences. In 10 sessions, we will explore Homer’s genius as an oral bard through in-depth discussions of The Iliad, a glorification of the heroic ideal that is ultimately an eloquent plea for peace. We will trace the causes behind Achilles’ grudge and examine the pride, loss, and isolation experienced by this definitively Homeric hero, who matures enough to perform a supreme act of kindness.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of a foundational work of Western literature
  • The chance to explore universal questions regarding love and loss, as well as war and peace

Ideal for

  • The curious and creative
  • Professionals who use creative thinking
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