Fulfills Literature, Honors Available, Elementary
In Classical Mythology, students will engage with on-line content and also meet every other week in a live, Zoom-based discussion section. This 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.