Credit points: 15
In this subject you will read and interpret ancient Greek and Roman mythology. You will learn about Greek mythology, focusing on the Olympian gods and heroes, including Heracles, Jason, Perseus, Bellerophon and Odysseus. As you work our way through the classical myths you will encounter thematic elements of classical mythology such as the figure of the monster, the sexual conduct of gods and mortals, conception and birth, fire, images of the underworld, and life after death. Building on the foundations of Greek mythology, you will then turn to its adaptation in Italy by the Etruscans and Romans. You will learn to question the notion of 'copying' and, instead, look at how these adaptations were made to meet the needs of the different Italian cultures. In this subject you will read epic poetry, Homeric Hymns and drama (plays), as well as material remains including painted vases, tomb paintings, and architectural monuments. The subject concludes with an examination of modern responses to classical myth, including heroes and superheroes, in order to demonstrate the continued power of classical mythological narratives.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorRhiannon Evans
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning Activities In-class discussion, in-class assessment and essay writing.
Incompatible subjectsCAH3CLM OR MDS3CLM OR MDS2CLM
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRhiannon Evans
LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
1500-word reflective essay
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2000-word research essay
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