Greek myths: ancient truths, modern mystery

Course Dates: 16/07/19 - 30/07/19
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Maria Contos

Myth permeated all aspects of ancient society and much the same can be said today. Investigate the relevance and perseverance of the Greek myth and why these tales continue to fascinate.

Description

What is the course about?

Myth permeated all aspects of ancient society and much the same can be said today. This course introduces Greek myth, investigates its relevance and its perseverance. Asking why these tales continue to fascinate?

What will we cover?

We will discuss what constitutes myth and what function/s it serves in society? We will read (in translation) certain Greek myths discussing their content, meaning, and reappearance. Why are artists, poets, screen-writers, among others, so obsessed with these ancient tales and characters?

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- identify prominent characters and tales from Greek myth;
- discuss their background;
- evaluate the debates around them;
- identify their existence through European history and role in World history;
- discuss their continued appearances in various media.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a course for anyone curious about the subject – no previous knowledge needed.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Tutor presentations and discussions of text and images within class. (There will be no work outside class).

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Bring a pen and notebook (or tablet). Further reading will be recommended.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Any Classical civilisations class from September.

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Course Code: RC168

Tue, eve, 16 Jul - 30 Jul '19

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £59.00
Senior fee: £59.00
Concession: £36.00

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