Academic Calendar 2017/2018 - Myth and Religion in Ancient Greece

CLAS 2006  Myth and Religion in Ancient Greece


CLAS 2005


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




This course is an examination of the origins and evolution of religious thought and practice in ancient Greece from the Bronze Age to the rise of Christianity. Greek myths are studied in detail and are situated in their proper historical and religious contexts in order for the student to understand them as more than mere stories. Comparisons are frequently made with other mythic traditions of ancient Egypt and the Near East and the students are also introduced to many of the competing theories surrounding the origin, meaning, and interpretation of ancient myth. This course may be credited towards Religions and Cultures.

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