An advanced study of the stories told by the ancient Greeks about their gods, and the ways in which these deities were worshipped in their religious system.
This paper examines the nature of ancient Greek divinities and the ways in which men and women interacted with them in their daily lives. It considers a variety of religious activities and explores such aspects as the importance of sacred space, the types of religious ritual practised in everyday activity and the architecture in which the worship of the gods took place. It will also study the relationship between a number of Greek myths and religious ritual.
|Paper title||Advanced Studies in Ancient Greek Religion|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,120.06|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,439.89|
- 72 300-level CLAS, GREK or LATN points
- CLAS 342
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Classics' website
- Teaching staff
- Dr Arlene Allan
- Paper Structure
- This paper considers three key aspects of ancient Greek religion: how the stories
told about the gods (myth) and the ways in which they were worshipped (ritual) worked
together to create a diverse yet recognisable religious system for the ancient Greeks.
Internal Assessment 100%
- Teaching Arrangements
- Two lectures weekly and six tutorials.
- David G. Rice and John E. Stambaugh, Sources for the study of Greek religion.[Corrected Edition] SBL No.14, 2009.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrated in-depth understanding of the sociological and psychological needs addressed in the practice of ancient Greek religion.