The theme of CLAS230 Classical
Mythology this semester is
an examination of the myths of ancient Greece and Rome
in the context of world
mythology. A wide
variety of myths from all over the world will be examined and
compared. Some types of myths included are creation stories,
flood myths, stories about the gods, tales of love and morality,
hero sagas, and journeys to the underworld. Some of the
questions addressed in this course include: How was the world
created? Who created the world? How did humans come to exist?
What is the relationship between human and god? Why is human
life so difficult? Why do we die?