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Nov 28th 2016

This is a survey of ancient Greek history from the Bronze Age to the death of Socrates in 399 BCE. Along with studying the most important events and personalities, we will consider broader issues such as political and cultural values and methods of historical interpretation.

Average: 6.7 (3 votes)
Nov 28th 2016

Myths are traditional stories that have endured over a long time. Some of them have to do with events of great importance, such as the founding of a nation. Others tell the stories of great heroes and heroines and their exploits and courage in the face of adversity. Still others are simple tales about otherwise unremarkable people who get into trouble or do some great deed. What are we to make of all these tales, and why do people seem to like to hear them? This course will focus on the myths of ancient Greece and Rome, as a way of exploring the nature of myth and the function it plays for individuals, societies, and nations. We will also pay some attention to the way the Greeks and Romans themselves understood their own myths.

Average: 8 (2 votes)
Aug 15th 2016

Discover the literature and heroes of ancient Greece through the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey, the tragedies of Sophocles, the dialogues of Plato, and more.

Average: 6.6 (5 votes)
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The course aims to offer a wide view of the history of art in Greece and ancient Italy between IX century B.C. and the Severian period, with specific attention to architecture, sculpture, painting and other arts and crafts of the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic Greece and their reflection in Italy.

Average: 7 (4 votes)