This course surveys the major myths of Greek and Roman culture. Explore ancient views of creation, the Olympians, the mythic cycles of Troy, Mycenae, and Thebes, and examine the classic stories of epic and tragic heroes such as Achilles, Oedipus, Hercules, and Odysseus. Through art and architecture, analyze myths with reference to their ancient Greek and Roman social and cultural contexts, studying their origins and their significance for the people of the time. Discover why recurrent, universal mythological themes such as the nature of creation, the heroic quest, initiation and unrequited love continue to fascinate the human imagination and influence Western art and culture.
There is a 20% reduced fee for students 65 years of age or older at the time of registration. You must register by phone (403-220-2952) or in person to receive this discount.