LITE-1517B Greek Narrative

The great Greek narrative is made up of a series of fascinating stories with a wonderful literary quality which unveil the western literature. Odysseus´ adventures, his fights to death looking for the glory with Achilles as the leader, the tales about the Olympus Gods´ birth and life, and the risky journey of the Argonauts looking for the golden fleece, these are the well known topics this course will cover. We will analyze the life of some who have always symbolized heroism, love, knowledge, joy of life, adventure, and fascination about death. The students will be guided so they can focus on different ways of studying these works, according to their unique features and the various analyses proposed will be the subject of debate among students.