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Classical Mythology (6 points)


Leader: Annabel Orchard

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit examines the nature of myth through the myths of Greece and Rome. It explores the way in which myths are adapted to reflect particular societies, ages and cultural forms. We will investigate myths of creation, gods, heroes and monsters in Greek and Roman epic and lyric poetry, drama, historical texts, art and even modern cinema. Students will be introduced to a number of Classical literary forms and the major scholarly approaches to the subject of myth. All texts will be studied in translation.

Assessment: Tutorial paper (500 words): 10% + Essay (2000 words): 50% + 2 hour exam: 40%

Contact Hours: 2 one-hour lectures and a one-hour tutorial per week

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