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WSU Senior University Hosts The Glory of Ancient Greece?
Start Date: 1/16/2018Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 1/16/2018End Time: 3:00 PM

Event Description:

The WSU Retiree Center’s Senior University program will host “The Glory of Ancient Greece?: Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and Hesiod’s Theogony” from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Tuesdays, January 16th through February 27th in Maxwell Hall, room 257.

Myths as “stories” are vital to how we see the world.  Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are considered classics and they continue to exert an important cultural influence. This course will examine these two major works in light of the creation myth established by Hesiod who wrote his work, Theogony, at about the time Homer’s epic works were finding literary expression.

Emilio DeGrazia, a long-time resident of Winona, began publishing poetry and creative prose in 1973 and founded Great River Review, the state’s most enduring small press literary magazine in 1977.  In 2012, he was named to a two-year term as official Poet Laureate of Winona.  Emilio has a special interest in mythology and has taught several courses that center on mythological themes.

Cost to attend this course is $40, and registration is online at

Senior University is open to all adult learners in the Winona community, not just WSU retirees. The program is a series of non-credit short courses that are peer-led by WSU faculty, retirees and community members. The goal is to provide intellectual and cultural stimulation and growth for lifelong learners. Courses cover current events, history, philosophy, science, art, poetry, wellness, nature, politics, literature and much more.

For more information contact the WSU Retiree Center at 507-457-5565 or visit the center website at

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