Joseph Pearce teaches this foundational course on the Classical Epic for the Albertus Magnus Institute. Join Professor Pearce for this eight-week course as he leads us on a journey into the epic worlds of Homer and Virgil, exploring the deepest dimension of three of the greatest works of western civilization, The Iliad, The Odyssey and The Aeneid.


Mondays 8:30-10:30pm EST, October 4-November 29, 2021

Format for Each Class Session: Lecture 55 mins; break 10 mins; Lecture and discussion 55 mins

Required Texts:

Homer, The Iliad (Lattimore Translation) ISBN: 9780226469409

Homer, The Odyssey (Lattimore Translation) ISBN: 9780060931957

Virgil, The Aeneid (Fitzgerald Translation) ISBN: 9780679729525

About Instructor

Joseph Pearce

A native of England, Joseph Pearce is Director of Book Publishing at the Augustine Institute, and editor of the St. Austin Review (, editor of Faith & Culture (, series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions (, senior instructor with Homeschool Connections (, and senior contributor at the Imaginative Conservative. His personal website is The internationally acclaimed author of many books, which include bestsellers such as The Quest for Shakespeare, Tolkien: Man and Myth, The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde, C. S. Lewis and The Catholic Church, Literary Converts, Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton, Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile and Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc, Joseph Pearce is a world-recognized biographer of modern Christian literary figures. His books have been published and translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Croatian and Polish. Pearce has hosted two 13-part television series about Shakespeare on EWTN, and has also written and presented documentaries on EWTN on the Catholicism of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. He has participated and lectured at a wide variety of international and literary events at major colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, Britain, Europe, Africa and South America.

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Course Includes

  • 8 Lessons
  • Course Certificate