Ancient Epic 2

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Meeting Information
Location: FPH WLH
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Time: 1:00-2:20
Email: rmeagher@hampshire.edu
Extension: 5417
Office: Writing Center 2nd floor
Office Hours:
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Technical Information
Course Level: 200
Course Number: 256
Course Capacity: 24
Course Website:


Ancient Epic 2 is a Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies class taught by Bob Meagher.

Course Description

The aim of this course will be the comparative study of four ancient epics from India, Greece, Israel, and Italy. The core readings will comprise: the Ramayana, the Odyssey, the David Story, and the Aeneid. Each text will be considered both in its own historical and cultural context and in the larger shared context of bronze age epic, myth, and literature. This course satisfies the Division I distribution requirement.

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