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Module THE AENEID & THE STORY OF ROMAN EPIC

Module code: GC309
Credits: 5
Semester: 1
Department: ANCIENT CLASSICS
International: Yes
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To guide the student in reading and interpreting the poetic discourse of epic from Virgilís Aeneid through his epic successors Ovid, Lucan, and Statius.

This module investigates the many ways (mythical, poetic, and political) in which the Aeneid can be interpreted as a monument to the Augustan principate. The complex literary texture of this core text for our understanding of the Roman imagination will be studied in detail. The module reveals how Virgil is challenged, reread, and emulated by poets in the later tradition of epic writing at Rome.

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