Course Description

Magical World of Ancient Mythology

Experience an exciting introduction to the primary characters and most important stories of ancient Greek and Roman mythology. Explore famous Olympians: Zeus, Apollo, Demeter, Persephone, Hermes, Dionysos, Aphrodite and others; and the Greek heroes: Theseus, Oedipus, and Heracles. Discuss the most famous of all classical myths, the Trojan War and the Odyssey.

We will examine and handle spectacular ancient Greek and Roman coins depicting mythological figures and symbols.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Gain a basic understanding of the nature of mythology, of ancient Greek and Roman myths and of the function of myth in other ancient societies, leading to an appreciation of the cultural and religious diversity of the ancient world
  • Identify the most important Greek deities and their areas of responsibility
  • Identify the most important Greek heroes and their stories
Marina Fischer

Marina Fischer, MA, studied history of art, classics and ancient history at the University of Calgary. Her research and interests focus on art, architecture, ancient world, numismatics, early Christianity, and gender studies. Marina works as Collection Specialist at Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary, and shares her passion for teaching through her Continuing Education courses.

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9:30AM to 4:00PM
Mar 26, 2022
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Course Fees
Fee Before GST non-credit $75.00
Reading List / Textbook
No Textbook Required.
Section Notes

Delivery format may change in response to COVID-19. Students will be informed of any changes.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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