Reading Homeric Greek
By approaching the text of Homer's Odyssey, successful students will learn techniques of reading Greek Epic poetry with subtlety and precision.
Successful students will understand and apply principles and practice of critical method with specific reference to the texts of Homer.
Successful students will understand the place of Homeric epic in literary history of Classical antiquity and locate Homeric epic poetry in the larger context of political and cultural history.
Successful students will intelligently evaluate the Odyssey through close reading in the original language and express this through examinations and essays.