CLA 118 — The Iliad
This is the first course in a three-course sequence on the greatest epic poems from ancient Greece and Rome. This sequence explores the Iliad (Fall 2021), Odyssey (Fall 2022), and Aeneid (Fall 2023). While these courses build upon one another, each course can be taken independently as well.
Marsh McCall has taught at Stanford since 1976. He has received the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for Distinctive Contributions to Undergraduate Education, the annual Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, the Alumni Association’s Richard W. Lyman Award for exceptional volunteer service to Stanford, and the Dean’s Award for Lifetime Achievements in Teaching in the School of Humanities and Sciences.
Professor Emeritus of Classics; Founder and Dean Emeritus of Continuing Studies, Stanford
Textbooks for this course:
(Required) Homer, translated by Robert Fagles, The Iliad (ISBN 0140275363)