Myth, legend and history
History is a way of telling stories that convey meaning. From Ancient Greece and Britain come some of the best-loved stories in history.
Achilles, Helen and Troy, Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere – all have captivated attention through centuries of time. In this subject, we study some particular stories and consider the evidence for their origins in oral and written text, poetry and prose, material objects, buildings and artworks, and we trace their endurance in western European culture. We examine the power of myth and legend and explore archaeological evidence to see if there are links between stories from the past, our own culture today, and the writing of history.
- 1 hour tutorial
- two 1 hour lectures (available online)
- one online discussion forum via padlet.
Ideas that shook the world
- 2 hour seminar blended mode
- 1 hour online activity