2017-2018 Catalog

CSLC 222 Myth: the Greco-Roman gods

This course is a survey of Greco-Roman myth, with a particular focus on the representation, function, and meaning of the gods. Students will study these myths in their original socio-historic contexts, but a large portion of the course will be devoted to a historic survey of modern theories of myth. This approach will allow students to appreciate myth's relation to the various ritual, philosophic, and artistic contexts in which they appear, both in the ancient world and beyond.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Pre-1800
  • Regional Focus