Choice and Consequence: Representations of the Judgement of Paris / HOMERathon INT 100 APPROVED!

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Allendale Campus
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

representation of the judgment of Paris

Join us for an exciting conversation about the challenges and consequences of solving difficult problems, and making difficult choices!  Dr. Henry Luttikhuizen, Scholar-in-Residence, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will lead us in a discussion that uses ancient models to shed new light on contemporary problems.

In the Iliad, Homer meditates upon the consequences of the Judgment of Paris, a mythical beauty contest associated with the beginning of the Trojan War.  Over the past 3000 years, the tale has been retold and popularized in poetry, drama, song, film, and other media.  This discussion will investigate how various visual artists have represented the narrative over time, giving renewed meaning to the ancient tale of decision-making, and its consequences in complex times.  Join the conversation!   INT 100 Approved!


This event is part of HOMERathon 8:

Join us on September 28 & 29 for a multifaceted exploration of Love, Betrayal, War, Loss, Pain, Reconciliation, and other experiences that define our common humanity. Is all really fair in love and war? How do we heal and respond to trauma? Be part of the conversation as we engage these Epic issues, beginning with Homer's Iliad and branching through ancient and contemporary art, poetry, fiction, drama, and athletics.

Wednesday, September 28 and 29, 8 am-7pm (both days); Mary Idema Pew Library Multipurpose Room.

Location Information

Multipurpose Room, Mary Idema Pew Library

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Contact Information

For more information, please contact the Classics Department.

Hosting Department, Organization, or Business

Classics Department


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