2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 20, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARAS 104 - Classical Mythology and Modern Reception


CR: 3
The majority of the class will focus on the common reading for Fall 2019: “Circe” by Madeline Miller and the first female translation of “The Odyssey” by Emily Wilson. Students will also read some of the more important myths in English translations of Greek and Latin authors. They will explore their expression in ancient literature; specifically, what myth is, what it is for, how myths work, and what they reveal about the history, culture, and values of the society which used them. Discussion and analysis will focus on how modern reception of ancient Greek and Roman mythology both preserves and adaps the meaning, function, and values of ancient mythology. V.2



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