Ancient Religious Reflections:
Sacred Places Past and Present
INTG305/
CLAS245

Department of Classics
Monmouth College

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
 

NOTE:  This schedule will remain "in progress" throughout the semester. It will be modified as needed. Students are advised to consult this schedule periodically for changes, modifications, and additions.
Part I Introduction to Sacred Places
Weeks 1 and 2 Course Introductions and conversations about Sacred Places.
Important vocabulary to know.
Read Whitcombe's Introduction to "Sacredness"
The Grand Mosque of Cordoba , Stonehenge and Muir Woods as Models
On Eliade's Sacred Time: http://www.jcu.edu/Bible/101/Readings/EliadeSacredTime.htm
On Eliade's Sacred Space: http://www.jcu.edu/Bible/101/Readings/EliadeSacredspace.htm
 
Part II The Acropolis (Athens, Greece)
Weeks 3-5
Part III Todai-ji (Nara, Japan)
Week 6
 
Part IV The Shrine of Apollo (Delphi, Greece)
Oct. 26, 29, 31, Nov. 2, 5

Homeric Hymn to Apollo http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/apollomyth/a/HomericHymnAp1.htm

Sienkewicz, Thomas. “Homeric Hymn to Apollo: An Analysis.” https://department.monm.edu/classics/Courses/CLAS230/MythDocuments/Apollo.HomericHymn.Analysis.htm

http://www.indiana.edu/~dmdhist/Pausaniasdelphi.htm (abridged)

Ancient-Greece.org. “Temple of Apollo.” http://www.ancient-greece.org/architecture/delphi-temple-of-apollo.html

Grout, James. “The Serpent Column at Delphi” in Encyclopoedia Romana.http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/circusmaximus/delphi.html

Grout, James. “The Serpent Column” in Encyclopoedia Romana.http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/circusmaximus/serpentine.html

Hayes, Holly. “Ancient Delphi” in Sacred Destinations. http://www.sacred-destinations.com/greece/delphi.htm

Morden, Margaret E. “Delphi, Oracle of Apollo.: http://www.odysseyadventures.ca/articles/delphi/articledelphi.htm 

Sandels, V. E. K. “Delphi” in In2Greece.com http://www.in2greece.com/english/places/historical/mainland/delphi.htm

Siegel, Janice. “Dr. J’s Illustrated Delphi.” http://people.hsc.edu/drjclassics/sites/delphi/delphi.sht

Talbert, Richard A., et al. “Delphi” in Interactive Ancient Mediterranean.
http://iam.classics.unc.edu/loci/del/16_brf.html (Be sure to click on pages at left)

Witcombe, L. C. E. “Sacred Places: Delphi, Greece.” http://witcombe.sbc.edu/sacredplaces/delphi.html

 

Part V St. Peter's Basilica (Vatican City)

Nov. 7, 9, 12, 14
QUIZ on Nov. 16******

 
Part VI Chartres Cathedral (Chartres, France)
Nov. 19, 26, 28, 30

Individualized Project due on Friday, November 20, 2007

 
Part VII Class Presentations
Dec. 3, 5, 7, 10
QUIZ on Dec. 12

This material has been published on the web by Prof. Tom Sienkewicz for his students at Monmouth College. If you have any questions, you can contact him at toms@monm.edu.

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