CLAS230 Classical Mythology

Monmouth College

Monmouth, Illinois 61462

Instructor: Thomas J. Sienkewicz,

Schedule of Topics and Readings

Fall, 1997

Revised 10/9/97

Oct. 15 Vergil. Aeneid. Introductory slide lecture

Oct. 17 Vergil. Aeneid Cont. Read Rosenberg, pp. 113-131 (Andrea B. and Megan O.)

Oct. 20 Aeneid Cont. Read Rosenberg, 131-146 (Stacy A. and Becky B.)

Oct. 22 Apollonius of Rhodes. Argonautica. Introduction and Books I-II (Natalie O. and Joan W.)

Oct. 23 7 P.M. Showing of "Jason and the Argonauts" in Poling Room

Oct. 24 Argonautica Cont. Books III-IV (Terri R. and Beth M.)

PART III. Heroic Journeys from Around the World

Oct. 27 Egypt. Isis and Osiris Read Rosenberg, pp. 162-168

Oct. 28 "Empire Strikes Back" in Poling Room, 7 P.M.

Oct. 29 Discussion of "Empire Strikes Back"

Oct. 31 Greece. Demeter and Persephone Read Rosenberg, pp. 15-20

Nov. 3 Hittites. Telepinu Read Rosenberg, pp. 168-172, and Kirk, pp. 220-226

Nov. 5 The Epic of Gilgamesh Rosenberg, pp. 172-203 and Kirk, pp. 132-152 and chapter 3

Nov. 7 The Book of Jonah (use your own Bible)

Nov. 10 The Norse Hero: Sigurd Read Rosenberg, pp. 226-252

Nov. 12 A Comparative Interlude Read Kirk, chapter 5

Nov. 14 Beowulf Read Rosenberg, pp. 267-288 Map and Geography Quizzes.

Nov. 17 King Arthur Read Rosenberg, pp. 288-323

Fox Classics Lecture, 7:30 P.M. Highlander Room.

Attendance required.

Nov. 19 Ramayana Read Rosenberg, pp. 333-360 Fox Classics Lecture Statement Due.

7 P.M. "Return of the Jedi" Poling Room

Nov. 21 Discussion of "Return of the Jedi"

Nov. 24 The Japanese Kotan Utannai Read Rosenberg, pp. 376-386



Dec. 1 The West African Sunjata. Read Rosenberg, pp. 416-435

Dec. 3 Sunjata Cont. Read Rosenberg, pp. 435-451

Dec. 5 The Congo Mwindo. Read Rosenberg, pp. 452-463

Dec. 8 The Crow tale of Lodge-Boy and Thrown-Away. Read Rosenberg, pp. 506-509

Dec. 10 The Inuit Sedna. Read Rosenberg, pp. 520-525


Dec. 17 Final Meeting: 6 P.M.

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