• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Classics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Ioannis Ziogas
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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There are three facets to this study: the stories themselves; the Greek, Roman, and subsequent contexts and the ways in which the stories have been presented; the various attempts in recent years to account for the enduring appeal of these myths. The ancient myths and legends as a form of history, their prevalence in art, the narrative techniques used, and some religious, philosophical and poetic dimensions will be addressed. While the primary focus is on the classical sources, the various interests and disciplinary backgrounds that members of the class may bring to the subject will be integral to the course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

By the end of semester students will have learned to:

  • identify the elements of a myth and the different methodologies and approaches to classical mythology;
  • speak with some authority on the myths under study;
  • think critically and analytically about the cultural problems and issues illustrated by myths;
  • write more effectively and critically.

Indicative Assessment

1,500 word tutorial paper (25%), 500 word comparison exercise (15%), 2,000 word essay (30%), test (20%) and tutorial participation (10%).

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Two hours of lectures per week for 12 weeks and one tutorial per week for 12 weeks

Requisite and Incompatibility

Two courses in: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Classical and European languages, English, Drama, Film, Gender, Sexuality and Culture, History, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies. Incompatability: ANCH1012.

Prescribed Texts

Homer, Iliad and Odyssey (tr Lattimore);Aeschylus, Oresteia,(tr Lattimore); Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus and Seneca, Oedipus (Ahl, Two Faces of Oedipus);Ovid, Metamorphoses,(tr Humphries); and a brick (which includes Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, Euripides).



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6.00 0.12500
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2004 $1926
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4714 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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