This unit is a study of the role of myth in Greek and Roman culture through literary texts and ancient art, including an exploration of the relationship between mythological narratives and religious ritual. This unit also traces developments in the depiction of the gods and heroes as a mirror of social and political change, and addresses the reception of classical myth in later ages.
|Unit name||Greek and Roman Mythology|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||History and Classics|
|Coordinator||Doctor Graeme Miles|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe the range of historical, literary, and cultural material for the study of classical myth.
- Explain the historical and cultural contexts which produced and shaped myth.
- Evaluate the different sources and media for the study of myth.
- Express basic analysis of mythic texts and images in writing.
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Prerequisites25 credit points at Introductory level or higher
Fully online: Weekly recorded introductory lectures (approx. 30 minutes), and additional resources in mixed formats (eg. videos detailing major points of each topic to support other readings, audio recordings, guided selection of ancient and modern texts)
|Assessment||Take Home Exam (40%)|Weekly reading reflections, 50-100 analysis (10%)|Source Analysis (15%)|Choice of Essay OR Unessay (35%)|
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