Religious Studies | Intro to Ancient Greek & Roman Religions
A202 | 31221 | T. Rodrick
This course will explore ancient Greek and Roman religions, particularly traditional
polytheism, which we will contextualize by considering pre-classical evidence, influential
foreign traditions, newly emerging sects, and philosophical criticism and “alternatives” to
traditional practices. We will consider themes such as ritual practices, death and the afterlife,
magic, the concept of conversion, and the roles of belief, personal devotion, and ethics. (This
course meets 2nd 8 weeks).