William Sterling

The Trojan War 2013 and 2017

The Trojan War in History, Art and Literature at the City Lit was held on Sunday 27 January 2013.  I expanded this into a tree day course on Saturdays 7th, 21st and 28th October 2017.

We examined the causes, progress and aftermath of this famous war using the art and literature of Ancient Greece and later. The course included a visit to the British Museum.

The handouts from the course can be downloaded below.

List of characters in the Iliad

Plays on the Trojan War

epic cycle

Greek Gods and Goddesses

In addition you might find some of the material below useful

The Epic Cycle full

Greek plays about Troy in chronological order

Trojan war script for BM spotlight

The extra resources from the 2017 course included

The Trojan War Course background material

The Greek Forces

Trojan forces

The Shield of Achilles by Hephaestus

Funeral Games of Patroclus

Helen of Troy by Sara Teasdale

Sappho’s Helen

Troy Chronology

Mycenaean Royal Trojan family tree

Trojan royal family tree

Funeral Games of Anchises

The Shield of Aeneas

Below are the slides from the 2017 course as printable documents

Before the War as printable handout

During the war as printable handout

After the war as printable handout