CLAS230 Classical Mythology
Department of Classics
Monmouth College

THEME: "Classical Mythology in Epic"
Fall 2007

Dido and Aeneas in the Cave

The theme of CLAS230 Classical Mythology this semester is "Classical Mythology in Epic." In this course we will survey the  Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer and Vergil's Aeneid as myths. We will examine the way that myths about gods and heroes are treated in these epics. We will also consider the ways that these myths have been interpreted by modern artists and scholars.

Some of the questions addressed in this course include: What are the heroic characteristics of the epic hero? What is the role of the gods in epic? What is the role of women in this epic world? What meanings do these epics have for the modern world?

Penelope Weeping

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