Classics 370: Classical Mythology

Jeff Beneker
Literature, Honors Available, Elementary
3 credits

Classical Mythology has been redesigned for the digital age! Students will attend two 50-minute lectures each week, in addition to engaging in dialogue with each other by participating in a weekly on-line discussion hosted in Canvas. This new, blended version of the course is designed to make myth accessible and meaningful to students with a wide variety of scholarly and career goals. In this class you’ll become acquainted with the major characters and stories of Greek and Roman myth, and you’ll read ancient texts in translation, including Homer’s Odyssey, plays by Sophocles and Euripides, and Ovid’s Metamorphoses. You’ll become expert at interpreting myth in many different forms and contexts as you explore how the Greeks and Romans used myth to grapple with personal, political, and social issues. And you’ll discover why reading these ancient stories is still very useful in our modern world.