CLAS230 Classical and World Mythology

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?