Fulfills Literature, Elementary
In Classical Myth we study the literature from Greco-Roman antiquity that tells the stories about gods and humans, the world they lived in, and how they interacted. Primary texts include Homer’s Odyssey, tragedies by Sophocles and Euripides, and Ovid’s Metamorphoses. In addition to becoming familiar with the myths of many famous (and some not-so-famous) characters, such Zeus, Aphrodite, Odysseus, Hercules, and Achilles, we will explore how succeeding generations of Greeks and Romans continually reinterpreted mythical stories to wrestle with complex “modern” problems. All students attend two lectures and one discussion section per week. Students in the L&S Honors Program may elect to enroll in the honors discussion section and earns honors credit.