This is a course resource and materials site for Classical Mythology (CLAS170a) at Brandeis University, taught by Dr. Joel P. Christensen. It provides additional material for each lecture. Over time, it will also replace paper readings with open-source options.
In this class we return to individual heroes, Bellerophon and Theseus. These narratives return us to a more traditional heroic narrative with important developments. Bellerophon in particular invites us to think about the “hero’s fall” while Theseus offers the model of hero as law-maker and civilizing force. Both heroes also ask us to reflect more … More Classical Mythology, Day 12