CLSC 210

Classical Mythology

This course explores the myths and legends of ancient Greece and the light they cast on Greek conceptions of men and women, civilization, nature, and the divine. The embodiment of myths in Greek literature and art is the central focus of the course, as is the role of myth in Greek religious ritual and belief. The course also takes note of the subsequent life of Greek myths in Roman, medieval, Renaissance and modern literature, art, and society and examines some of the principal modern theoretical perspectives on myth in general and Greek myth in particular.