The Trojan War
Terms : 1
Grades : 11, 12, PG
This elective course may not be offered every term.
If there had been no Trojan War, there would be no Percy Jackson, and maybe even no Harry Potter. The Trojan War has inspired some of the greatest literature of the Western world. In this course we look at acts of bravery and heroism and sadness and sorrow, taking note of what war and peace mean for both men and women. You most likely are already familiar with the Odyssey; now come find out about the events and characters that launched Odysseus on his ten year voyage—events and characters that have been the models for heroic action for centuries. Readings will include Homer’s Iliad and Euripides’ Trojan Women. We will also view the film Troy.
  • English course