The Trojan War – Myth, myth and more myth

Tony Keen

The Trojan War is a defining event of ancient Greek mythology, recorded in some of the earliest literary texts of the western tradition. In this course, we’ll look at what the historical basis for the war mifght have been, who the main characters and what the main events are, and who told the stories and how they were told.

All sessions are recorded, and the recordings distributed subsequently to ticket holders.

Monday 22nd April, 19:00-21:00

Introduction: The Tropes of the Trojan War

Monday 29 April, 19:00-21:00

The history and archaeology of the Late Bronze Age

Monday 6 May, 19:00-21:00

The Trojan War: The events and the heroes

Monday 13 May, 19:00-21:00

Homer: The Iliad and the Odyssey, and the Epic Cycle

Monday 20 May, 19:00-21:00

The Trojan War on the Greek stage

Monday 27 May

Break week – no class

Monday 3 June, 19:00-21:00

The Trojan War in Greek vases

Monday 10 June, 19:00-21:00

The Trojan War in Latin writers – Vigil, Ovid, and Seneca

Monday 17 June, 19:00-21:00

Posthomerica – the later ancient and early medieval writers

Monday 24 June, 19:00-21:00

The Trojan War and the Old Masters – Renaissance and later art

Monday 1 July, 19:00-21:00

Troy on the literary page and on screen – modern novels and movies

Day: Mondays       Time: 19.00– 21.00 BST

10 lectures, starting 22 April 2024 with a half-term break on 27 May 2024.


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Tony Keen, c/o MANCENT Director
55 Broadwalk, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5PL
email:   mobile: 07887930627