2017-2018 Catalog

CSLC 223 The Hero in Ancient Greece and Rome

This course will focus on ancient heroes in Greek and Roman myth, such as Hercules, Theseus, Jason, and those featured in the Trojan War. Ancient heroes partake of both the divine and mortal realms, and, in doing so, help us appreciate the ways in which myths were used in order to interpret the world. We will consider the nature of the heroic through the depictions of ancient writers and artists and consider modern heroic ideals in relation to them.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Pre-1800
  • Regional Focus