Classical Studies | Classical Myth & Culture in Film: Greek Myth
C321 | 28069 | Nagle, B


CLAS-C 321  Classical Myth & Culture in Film:  Greek Myth
Section 28069 / Nagle

This semester we will consider the various ways modern cinema and
television have treated ancient Greek myths. You will view, discuss,
and write about examples from Hollywood feature films, foreign art
films, the “sword and sandal” genre, and animation. Our focus will
be on these films as artistic responses to specific ancient
treatments of the myths, primarily literary versions, but we may
consider some ancient visual treatments to compare with the modern
ones. We will, however, also pay some attention to how these films
reflect not only modern conceptions of and stereotypes about the
ancient world but also the historical and cultural contexts in which
they were produced.