The Trojan War: History or Legend?

Code: LH22805

Dates: October 11 - November 15, 2022

Meets: 7:15 PM to 8:15 PM

Sessions: 6

Location: Lower Merion High School

Course Fee: $89.00

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You’ve read poems, watched movies and seen paintings about it-but how much of it's true? And how can we tell the kernels of truth apart from the legend? Dismissed as mere fiction for most of the nineteenth century, the Trojan War found a new life of historicity following Heinrich Schliemann’s excavations at the Mound of Hisarlik in Northwestern Turkey. Since then, discoveries such as the Tawagalawa Letter and other clues enliven the mystery of what really happened at Troy. Discuss the evidence surrounding the historical Trojan War, and try to develop an informed hypothesis about the history behind the Homeric epics.
Fee: $89.00

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Lower Merion High School

315 E Montgomery Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
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William Verdeur

A lifelong resident of the Philadelphia Main Line, I graduated from the Shipley School in 2014 and went on to Trinity College, Connecticut, where I double-majored in Classical Studies and English Literature. I graduated in 2018, Magna Cum Laude, with honors in English, and was inducted into the Classics Honors Society, Eta Sigma Phi. The following year I completed a Post-Baccalaureate program in the Classical languages at the University of Pennsylvania, and then went on to earn a Master’s in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia this past year.



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