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Gods, Heroines and Heroes in Greek Myth - ARTS2542

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1
Equivalent: GREK2501
Excluded: EURO2105, GENT0404
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 1 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


Subject Area: Greek Studies

The Greek myths have had a profound and lasting influence on our culture. Because they comment on the universal aspects of the human condition, they continue to be a major source of inspiration for contemporary philosophers, visual artists, writers and film-makers. An understanding of this influence greatly enhances our appreciation of modern culture. The course offers an introduction to the creation myths, to the stories of the gods and their interaction with humans, and to the great story cycles of - Oedipus and the Trojan War. The myths will be discussed in terms of stories of families and family groups. Reference will be made to modern works incorporating new versions of the stories.
In addition, students will study 'The Odyssey', which has been a significant piece of literature with interesting historical references and an ongoing influence on the whole of western culture.

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