CLAS230 Classical Mythology
Department of Classics
Monmouth College


Some Useful Websites for the study of Classical Mythology
Map/Geography List for QUIZ / Map Website /
Pandora's Box
/ Countee Cullen's "Yet Do I Marvel"
Myth Theory
: "The Web of Myth" / "On Myths and Sisyphean Tasks" / Some Definitions / Folktale Themes
Heroes: The Hero Packet / Hero Cycle of Marie de Medici / Biography of Marie de Medici / Penelope and the Hero Pattern / The Hero Pattern applied to Women in Myth, History and Literature / Magical Earth Maiden Pattern / Earth Maiden Pattern applied to Medea / Mystery of Myths
Gods: Greek Pantheon / The Major Gods / Slides on Demeter
/ Cybele / Catullus' "Attis" / / Bellini's "Feast of the Gods / Sappho's Prayer to Aphrodite / Sappho 16 / Some Important Dionysian Terms / On the Parthenon Sculptures / Photographs of the Elgin MarblesKeat's "On Seeing the Elgin Marbles for the First Time" / Worshipping Athena: Summaries
Trojan War: Summary of Events / Chronology / Trial of Helen of Troy
Odyssey: Analysis / Characters / Cavafy's "Ithaca" / Antithesis and Framing in the Odyssey / Study Questions / More Study Questions / Odyssey Chronology Quiz
Greek Tragedy: Aeschylus' Agamemnon / Aeschylus' Eumenides / Euripides' Trojan Women / Euripides' Medea / Euripides' Alcestis
World Myths: Egypt: Isis, Osiris, and Horus / Venus of Willendorf Website

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