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CLAS454 Comparative Mythology

A comparative study of myths and rituals in the ancient Greek and Near Eastern worlds.

The paper compares myths and rituals of classical Greece with those of the ancient Near East and Egypt. It begins by examining pairs of gods linked with fertility and seasonal cycles and moves on to the so-called mystery religions. In the second half we explore the nature and significance of the hero in Greek and Near Eastern literature.

Paper title Comparative Mythology
Paper code CLAS454
Subject Classical Studies
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017, expected to be offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,076.55
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,267.52

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Prerequisite
72 300-level CLAS, GREK or LATN points
Restriction
CLAS 354
Notes
(i) May not be credited together with CLAS 330 passed prior to 2011. (ii) Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.
Contact
classics@otago.ac.nz
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
To be advised.
Textbooks
To be advised.
Teaching staff
To be advised.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017, expected to be offered in 2019

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

A comparative study of myths and rituals in the ancient Greek and Near Eastern worlds.

The paper compares myths and rituals of classical Greece with those of the ancient Near East and Egypt. It begins by examining pairs of gods linked with fertility and seasonal cycles and moves on to the so-called mystery religions. In the second half we explore the nature and significance of the hero in Greek and Near Eastern literature.

Paper title Comparative Mythology
Paper code CLAS454
Subject Classical Studies
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019
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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Prerequisite
72 300-level CLAS, GREK or LATN points
Restriction
CLAS 354
Notes
(i) May not be credited together with CLAS 330 passed prior to 2011. (ii) Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.
Contact
classics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
To be advised.
Textbooks
To be advised.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
To be advised.

^ Top of page

Timetable

Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019

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