Non-classics student, EPQ Classics - Masculinity within the IliadWatch
I'm an A2 student, studying History, Economics and English Lit, with the addition of an EPQ in which I'm focusing on Literature/Classics, The Iliad to be more precise. I plan to study Ancient History at university and already hold a great interest in Ancient History and classics, so despite never taking a lesson in Classics, I feel I have a good enough comprehension and competence to understand it.
Broadly, I will be looking at masculinity within the Iliad. I was unsure whether to narrow this down to warriors, or a certain character. However, I have a 5k word count, so I feel I may just keep it broad.
As part of the EPQ process, there needs to be evidence of research and I feel an interesting way of researching could be to get the ideas of my peers, whether GCSE/A Level/University/or anybody in general, who has some input, all would be appreciated. (BTW, I am doing my own personal research and my own ideas, just simply looking for different perceptions)
So, if you have anything you could suggest in regards to masculinity within the Iliad (ie: themes, masculinity of certain characters etc, of course something that could be argued (or counter argued) in an essay, I would appreciate your views greatly. You of course would be fully credited within the essay.