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.
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, 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.