Classical Studies | Classical Mythology
C205 | 2831 | Cynthia Bannon
C205 Classical Mythology, Bannon
This class meets Monday and Wednesday from 10:10A-11:00A and carries
Culture Studies credit.
Discussion sections meet on Friday:
Section 2832 09:05A-09:55A
Section 2833 10:10A-11:00A
Section 2834 11:15A-12:05P
Section 2835 01:25P-02:15P
Through readings in classical and modern poetry, this course will
explore how different societies adapt myth to express their own
meaning. The major myths of Greek and Roman culture will be the
focus of the course, but the sources will be both ancient and
modern. We will discuss poems, plays, and artwork about various
mythological figures with the following questions in mind: What is
the point of revisionist mythmaking? Where does myth support
traditional values, and how can it operate as a vehicle of change?
Students will have an opportunity both to analyze myths
comparatively and to create their own modern retellings.