Summer School in Homer


Monday 29 June – Friday 3 July 2015

The UCL Department of Greek and Latin is organising a five-day Summer School in Homer for anyone interested in studying the Homeric epics. The Summer School offers five days of intensive teaching of Homeric language and literature for students of different levels. There will be lectures and seminars on a wide variety of Homeric topics, a workshop on Storytelling and pantomime and a dance performance.

Courses offered:

Language courses:

Beginners Greek: Frank Beetham, Beginning Greek with Homer (An elementary course based on Odyssey 5)

Intermediate Greek: Reading Greek, JACT Greek Course, Odysseus and Nausikaa episode, New Edition, pp. 246-265.

Advanced Greek: Passages from Iliad Book 16 (the Sarpedon Episode)

Literature courses:

Homer from Translation:

Themes: the gods and goddesses, women, heroism, aristeia, kleos, the Homeric question, Penelope, Helen, and Achilles and Hector.

Texts: Odyssey 4-12 and 18-22 and Iliad 6, 18, 22 and 24.

Homer’s Legacy: this will be a course from translation which will examine the reception of Homer in different modes of representation such as cinema, painting, poetry, novels etc.

For more information please visit our webpage:
Dr Antony Makrinos
Teaching Fellow in Classics
Department of Greek and Latin
University College London
Gower St.


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