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CLAS105 Greek Mythology

A study of the myths of ancient Greece with particular reference to the origins and nature of gods and heroes.

This paper offers students a broad overview of Greek mythology, its role in the development of Greek society and the various methods used for its interpretation. It explores the various ways in which the Greeks presented and discussed their gods, origins and the deeds of heroes such as Theseus, Heracles and Odysseus. Students will also examine how Greek mythology relates to other traditions, specifically the Roman tradition, and will address questions of identity, power and the ways in which particular communities used myth to explain the world and justify their own position within it.

Paper title Greek Mythology
Paper code CLAS105
Subject Classical Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Suitable for students of all academic backgrounds.
Contact
classics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Dr Gwynaeth McIntyre
Paper Structure
Two 50-minute lectures per week with bi-weekly tutorials, which focus on in-depth study of particular narratives, types of sources and theoretical approaches.
Textbooks
S.M. Trzaskoma, R.S. Smith, S. Brunet. Anthology of Classical Myth. Primary Sources in Translation 2nd Edition (Hackett Publishing 2016)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • A knowledge of the gods and heroes of the Greeks and their mythic narratives
  • An ability to contextualise Greek and Roman mythological figures and narratives within their broader cultural background and using various theoretical frameworks
  • The skills to engage with and critically assess various types of ancient sources, including literary and artistic materials

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 11:00-11:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
T2 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
T3 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
T4 Thursday 15:00-15:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
T5 Monday 11:00-11:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
T6 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
T7 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
T8 Thursday 15:00-15:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
T9 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41

A study of the myths of ancient Greece with particular reference to the origins and nature of gods and heroes.

This paper offers students a broad overview of Greek mythology, its role in the development of Greek society and the various methods used for its interpretation. It explores the various ways in which the Greeks presented and discussed their gods, origins and the deeds of heroes such as Theseus, Heracles and Odysseus. Students will also examine how Greek mythology relates to other traditions, specifically the Roman tradition, and will address questions of identity, power and the ways in which particular communities used myth to explain the world and justify their own position within it.

Paper title Greek Mythology
Paper code CLAS105
Subject Classical Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Suitable for students of all academic backgrounds.
Contact
classics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Dr Gwynaeth McIntyre
Paper Structure
Two 50-minute lectures per week with bi-weekly tutorials, which focus on in-depth study of particular narratives, types of sources and theoretical approaches.
Internal Assessment 50%
Textbooks
S.M. Trzaskoma, R.S. Smith, S. Brunet. Anthology of Classical Myth. Primary Sources in Translation, 2nd edition (Hackett Publishing 2016)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • A knowledge of the gods and heroes of the Greeks and their mythic narratives
  • An ability to contextualise Greek and Roman mythological figures and narratives within their broader cultural background and using various theoretical frameworks
  • The skills to engage with and critically assess various types of ancient sources, including literary and artistic materials

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 11:00-11:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
T2 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
T3 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
T4 Thursday 15:00-15:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
T5 Monday 11:00-11:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
T6 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
T7 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
T8 Thursday 15:00-15:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41