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Greek and Roman Mythology

Enrolment code: HTC223/323

Offered: Hobart: semester 1

Special note: may be taken as an English unit

Unit description:

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 functions of classical myth in modern society.

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Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2 lectures weekly, tutorial fortnightly Timetable
Prerequisites 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv  
Assessment mode 2,500-word essay (50%); 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%), tutorial participation (10%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Hesiod, Theogony andWorks and Days, tr West ML, ISBN 0192839411
The Homeric Hymns, tr Athanassakis A, ISBN 0801817927
Aeschylus, Oresteia, tr Lattimore R, ISBN 0226307840
Euripides, Electra, the Phoenician Women, the Bacchae, tr Grene D & Lattimore R, ISBN 0226307840
Ovid, Metamorphoses, tr Humphries R, ISBN 0253200016
Livy, The Early History of Rome, tr De Selincourt A, ISBN 0140441042
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Ancient Civilisations
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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