In the course of 3 evenings we will briefly discuss classical Persian poetry developed between the tenth to sixteenth centuries. We will introduce you to some of the most prominent Persian poets of this period (Shahnameh, Rumi and Sa’adi) and their masterpieces, talk about historical context, and of course, read the poems (in the original language) and discuss an interpretation of them.
Tonight is on the program: Epic poems of Ferdowsi from his Book of Kings (Shahnameh). The Shahnameh is one of the world’s longest epic poems, consisting of some 50,000 “distichs” or couplets.
You can follow the whole course but it is also possible to follow one or more single sessions.
This series is designed for students with different levels of Farsi. The lessons will be in English.