Greek Mythology

 

 


 

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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)
Oct 8th 2014

Focusing on poetry and prose accounts of mystique of male and female cult heroes, which enthralled their ancient worshippers, this is the third of five modules on the Ancient Greek Hero as portrayed in classical literature, song, performance, art, and cult.

Average: 10 (2 votes)
Sep 14th 2014

Focusing on the interaction of Homeric epic and the visual arts, this is the second of five modules on the Ancient Greek Hero as portrayed in classical literature, song, performance, art, and cult.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Sep 2nd 2014

Focusing on Epic (Homer’s Iliad) and Lyric (Sappho’s poems), this is the first of five modules on the Ancient Greek Hero as portrayed in classical literature, song, performance, and cult.

Average: 10 (1 vote)