Table of Contents

Course Syllabus

Description of Goals

Previous Student Projects


Class Pages

Day 1: Introduction

Day 2: Creation in Hesiod’s Theogony

Day 3: Succession In Hesiod’s Theogony

Day 4: Homeric Hymn to Demeter

Day 5: Hymns to Aphrodite and Hermes

Day 6: Apollo and Athena

Day 7: Creation of Human Beings and Misogyny

Day 8: The Race of ‘Heroes’: Herakles

Day 9: The Race of ‘Heroes’: Dionysus

Day 10: Mistaken Identities: Perseus and Oedipus

Day 11: Pollution and the House of Atreus

Day 12: Revenge and Justice, Bellerophon and Theseus

Day 13: Coalition Narratives 1: Voyage of the Argo and the Calydonian Boar Hunt

Day 14: Coalition Narratives: Destruction Myths and Theban Tales

Day 15: Trojan War 1

Day 16: Trojan War 2

Day 17: Trojan War 3

Day 18: Foundation Narratives

Day 19: Heroic Women

Day 20: Greek Religion 1, Divination and Sacrifice

Day 21: Greek Religion 2, Immortality and the Afterlife

Day 22: Myth and the Rationalizing Revolution

Day 23: Myth from Hellenistic Greece to Gothic Horror

Day 24: Modern Myth: Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy