R332

Ancient Greek Mythology and Religion

Major Discipline(s):
Religion
Related Disiplines:
Ancient Greek and Roman Studies
Semester(s):
Fall Semester, Spring Semester
Instructor(s):
Syllabus(s):

The purpose of the course is to provide a knowledge and a method of "reading" Greek myths of the Archaic and Classical periods in their cultural and historical context. The course, among other things, will examine the nature of Greek myth and its representation in Greek art. It will also explore how the artistic representation of myth reflected social and religious institutions and practices; and finally, it will investigate how myth is related to religion.