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Greek and Roman Mythology

This course will focus on the myths of ancient Greece and Rome, as a way of exploring the nature of myth and the function it plays for individuals, societies, and nations.

Start Date: Jun 01, 2014


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This course introduces broad themes in the study of mythology through a concentration on Greek and Roman primary materials. We read core texts from Homer, Hesiod, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Vergil, and Ovid, and introduce a range of methods to analyze them.


  • Dates: Jun 01, 2014 to Jun 01, 2014
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Peter Struck
  • Institution: Coursera

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