ARTH 58400 Classical Myth

This course will investigate the Classical myths of ancient Greece and Rome in their cultural context. The principle myths shall be covered to further elucidate the relationship between myth and literature, and then the rather different relationship between myth and art, to understand better the nature of the sources for the myths and their use in Greco-Roman religion and epistemology. Students will analyze case studies and the various strategies for interpretation that include physical allegory, historical allegory, moral allegory, as well as anthropological and linguistic theories. This class may require the use of a virtual reality headset identified by the instructor.