Instructor: Evy Newlyn
No image available Biography: Evy Newlyn is Professor Emerita of English from the State University of New York. After earning her PhD in English from Syracuse University, she taught at universities in Virginia, Maine, and New York. Her special interests are Classical literature, medieval literature, and cats.

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If you missed reading the Iliad when you were in school or college, or would like to renew your acquaintance, here's your opportunity. We will read and discuss Homer's story about the wrath of Achilles and its terrible consequences in the Trojan War, caused by Helen (so some say). We'll also briefly consider the Iliad's place in the Epic Cycle, reading some bits from a few extant passages, and will view wonderful art from the period as well. No prior knowledge is needed.


September 15, 2017 to November 3, 2017, Wishcamper Center (3 seats (12%) remaining)