CLAS230 Classical Mythology

2nd Semester 2001-2002, Department of Classics, Monmouth College

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The theme of CLAS230 Classical Mythology this semester is a survey of Greek and Roman mythology with a special focus on its reinterpretations in the modern world. Emphasis will be placed on the use of mythology in contemporary American culture, including literature, art, cartoons, film, and music. The course begins with discussion of the nature of myth and ways of interpreting myth in the modern world. It then moves to an examination of the Greek creation myth, the Greek deities, and Greek sagas. 

Whenever possible, course handouts, including this syllabus, will be available in electronic form on the course webpage (

Students enrolled in LATN230 should consult the following page for further information:

A word on plagiarism:

Plagiarism is copying someone else's work without giving credit. Such copying--from a book, another classmate's paper, or any other source--is dishonest. Any student submitting plagiarized work will receive a failing grade for that assignment. If two papers with identical or nearly-identical work are submitted by different students, both papers will receive a failing grade.


This syllabus is subject to revision by the instructor, provided that written or verbal notice is given in class.

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