This class covers about three thousand years of European literature, so it’s a pretty labor-intensive way to get CI-H credit. So don’t take it for that alone. Take it for the opportunity to read some of the coolest, weirdest, and most influential texts in the western canon: adventure tales of travel and self-discovery (Homer’s Odyssey and Dante’s Inferno); courtroom dramas of vengeance and reconciliation (Aeschylus’s Oresteia and the Icelandic Njáls saga); short poems of love and transformation (Ovid’s Metamorphoses and the Lais of Marie de France); and epics of war, nation-building, and empire (Homer’s Iliad, Virgil’s Aeneid, and the Anglo-Saxon Beowulf). We are going back in time: safety not guaranteed.