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Infusing Ancient Lit with Hip-Hop to Create an Epic Mashup

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

"Ancient Epic Tales," a class taught at SFSU by Prof. Alexandra Pappas, Assistant Professor and Raoul Bertrand Chair in Classics, breathes new life into Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey" and Virgil’s "Aeneid" by exploring the similarities between the classics and contemporary hip-hop and pop music.  Please visit to read an interview with Prof. Pappas regarding the connections between the two artistic forms.