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Title: Heroes and Gods
Course Section Number: FRT-101-13
Department: Freshman Tutorial
Description: Professor Gorey came to Wabash in 2019, after varying stints of time in Chicago, DC, Seattle, Pennsylvania, and Tacoma. He works on Greek and Roman poetry and philosophy (particularly the ancient theory of atomism), as well as the reception of classical antiquity in 16th and 17th century Portuguese and Spanish literature. What makes a hero? For thousands of years, epic poetry provided a vehicle for ancient societies to explore essential human questions, such as the nature of heroism, the obligations of individuals to their communities, and the balance between free will and fate. Over the course of the semester, we will read Homer's Iliad, the oldest epic poem from Ancient Greece and one of the most famous literary depictions of warfare ever recorded. By following the trials and tribulations of the Greeks and Trojans in their ninth year at war, we will grapple with questions of honor, justice, gender, and memory that continue to reverberate in modern literature and culture. As we come to better understand the world of Homer's Iliad, we will develop and strengthen our skills in close reading, strong writing, and effective speaking.
Credits: 1.00
Start Date: August 24, 2022
End Date: December 17, 2022
Meeting Information: 08/25/2022-12/15/2022 Lecture Tuesday, Thursday 09:45AM - 11:00AM, Detchon, Room 112
Faculty: Gorey, Matthew

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FRT-101-13
Heroes and Gods
CLOSED Freshman Tutorial 16 16 / 0 / 0