• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Classics
  • Areas of interest Classics and Ancient History
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Sonia Pertsinidis
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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This course explores the vibrant world of Greco-Roman myth and its relationship to ancient literature, culture, and art.  It covers the some of the foundational myths of the ancient world from the origins of the universe through the rise of the Olympians, the Theban and Trojan cycles, to the traditions of early Rome. It examines the contexts in which these stories were told in antiquity, and the ways in which they could be manipulated to suit new uses. Students will engage with literary versions and visual representations of myths, study the role of myth in history, philosophy, and religion, and explore the enduring popularity of this material in more recent times. While the primary focus is on the classical sources and contexts, 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:

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

  1. Display knowledge of some of the most prominent of stories from the Greco-Roman tradition.
  2. Demonstrate familiarity with a limited range of ancient literary and iconographical sources for Greek and Roman myth.
  3. Analyse how different literary and material contexts influenced the variety of Greek and Roman myth.
  4. Discuss critically how storytelling and approaches to myth are products of specific cultural contexts.

Indicative Assessment


1,500 word tutorial paper (25%) [Learning Outcomes  1, 2, 4]
500 word comparison exercise (15%) [Learning Outcomes  1, 2, 3]
2,000 word essay (30%) [Learning Outcomes  1, 2, 3, 4]
45-minute test  (20%) [Learning Outcomes   1, 2, 3]
Tutorial participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes   1, 2, 3, 4]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed CLAS2002 or CLAS6002.

Majors

Minors

Fees

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4122 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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