Date of Submission

Spring 2021

Academic Program

Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literature

Project Advisor 1

Karen Sullivan

Abstract/Artist's Statement

This study explores three different claims made on a Trojan foundational myth, centered around the cultures found in Rome, Britain, and Scandinavia. Why would these peoples, centuries removed from the epic race, make such a claim as the basis for their history? This project studies the history of these distinct cultures, how and where they gained their understanding of the Trojan legend, and under what motivations did they wish to make their individual claims. The project then turns to a close reading of the specific literature that constructs the Trojan allegation: Vergil's Aeneid, Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regnum Britanniae, and finally Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda.

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