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2020-2021 Catalog

FYS 074 The Never-Ending Trojan War

Why do some stories stay alive? From Homer to Hollywood, the myth of the Trojan War has been told, and retold, innumerable times. The FYS investigates the history behind the myth, discusses what the Trojan War meant to Homer's audience, and asks why this story continues to capture our imagination. We will explore Homer's Iliad alongside modern treatments of the Trojan War from a range of disciplines including art, film, and clinical psychology.