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The Viking: Farmer, Trader, and Pirate, All in the Same Day


Vikings didn’t wear horned helmets, and this slide-illustrated course will tell you why, and what they did wear. We’ll explore Viking ships, longhouses, religion, and art. And we’ll read one short saga, “Hrafnkel’s Saga” and several Norse poems. 

Instructor Bio:

Don Fry, an independent writing coach, has pursued two careers, first teaching medieval literature at the University of Virginia and Stony Brook University, and then in journalism research. He recently published his 21st book, Writing Your Way: Creating a Writing Process That Works for You.He has taught 14 OLLI courses, and taken three, for the sheer fun of it.

Required Reading:

Any translation of "Hrafnkels's Saga," especially those by Hermann Palsson, Kellogg and Smiley, Cawley, and  Thomas.

Recommended Reading:


Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A402 Don Fry March 7, 14, 21, 28 Th 1:00-2:30 PM Unity of Charlottesville A

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