Survey of ancient Greek myth and religion. Using, a wide range of literary and visual sources from, the archaeological record, examines the function, and uses of myth; its relationship to religion,, daily life, history, and cultural norms;, religious ritual and function; the particularity, of myth to a given locale; and the interpretation, of myth and its methodologies. Required for, students scheduled to participate in the Greece, overseas program.
This course familiarizes students with ancient, Greek religion as an exemplar of ancient religions, and as a critical element of the Classical world., The course combines historical-critical analysis, of the literary and material sources for ancient, Greek religion with close attention to the social,, political, and economic conditions of ancient, Greece informed by cultural-anthropological and, social-scientific theory. For Spring 2007, iteration, admission to the Greece Fall 2007, program.