The Trojan War: Fact and Fiction

1.00 – 4.00pm Saturday 19th October
The Hellenic Museum, 280 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Presented by Gillian Shepherd and Annabel Orchard

The story of the Trojan War, especially as recounted by Homer in epic poem the Iliad, has inspired authors and artists from antiquity through to the present, and the repertoire of works now also includes Hollywood blockbusters. This seminar will take a closer look at the Trojan War – the epic encounters of the heroes of Greece and Troy, and the enduring image of Helen of Troy, whose face launched a thousand ships – from the Iliad of Homer and other Trojan War myths to the "reality" of Mycenaean Greece, Troy, and images of the Trojan War in classical art.

Optional Preparatory Reading:
S. Woodford, The Trojan War in Ancient Art (Duckworth, 1993) M. Wood, In Search of the Trojan War (BBC 1985)

Registration Census Date: Friday 11th October

Course Code - TW11 Cost: $105 (full)/ $95 (discount)

If this seminar has not reached the minimum number of enrolments required to run by the registration census date it will be cancelled. Please register early to avoid disappointment.