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.
Special Discount: For 20 hour Liberal Arts courses only, students 60 years and older at the time of registration qualify for a 10% discount on fees. To receive this discount, you must register in person or by calling 403-220-2866.