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Dr. Luzzi is enthusiastic and inspirational as he brings The Iliad to life and into the contemporary world to show us why this story is still so relevant and powerful. An excellent series - highly recommended.
This is one of the best on-line courses I've taken, and I've taken quite a few.. Dr. Luzzi is an extraordinary teacher whose enthusiasm for his subject is infectious. His knowledge of his subject is deep, and his exploration of it is breathtakingly good.
Of course I knew of the Iliad and of Achilles but this was my first encounter with the text. It was time well spent and Dr Luzzi was a wonderful guide. Book 24 couldnt have its power without the gore and ferociousness of the earlier part of the song. That last book , as Dr Luzzi says, is a high point in Western literature - so moving and so human.
I look forward to the Odyssey - another poem I've not encountered textually , though well known in its plot and charaterization.
Thank you for a remarkable journey
Anyone who has not read the Iliad or read it ages ago should take Prof. Luzzi’s passionate, entertaining, knowledgeable, and relevant walk through the Iliad.