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 turn from the interaction between myth and religious belief to intellectual and philosophical responses and adaptations. We spent some time discussing the so-called “rationalizing revolution” in Archaic Greece and the subsequent tradition of philosophers criticizing and appropriating myth. After looking at the use of myth in Plato, we will turn to … More Classical Mythology, Day 22