Feb 23, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalogue 
2019-2020 Catalogue

AMST 26003 - Spc Tps: Helen of Troy

Course Credit: 1
SPECIAL TOPICS IN CLASSICAL Tales of Helen of Troy may have arisen from Bronze Age elite women’s lives, abduction-marriage practices, Aphrodite-worship, or mythic fears of the monstrous feminine. This course traces the continuing power of Helen’s metamorphoses in literary and visual arts, including Classical epic, lyric, history, tragedy, rhetoric, and philosophy, with reference to later poetry, art, and film. We will cultivate critical thinking and multiple perspectives by interpreting ancient sources and modern scholarship for the notorious and elusive Helen, whose diverse representations highlight the ways in which we continue to try to understand the ancient world and capture the classical past. [AH]