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by Joseph Hughes
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A study of Greek and Roman myths and legends as they appear in art, music and literature, especially epic and tragedy.

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by Giuseppe Mazzotta
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The course is an introduction to Dante and his cultural milieu through a critical reading of the Divine Comedy and selected minor works (Vita nuova, Convivio, De vulgari eloquentia, Epistle to Cangrande).

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by Rhiannon Evans
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In this subject we explore Greek and Roman mythology, with particular reference to some core narratives and themes. Greek mythology is very focused around hero myths, and this is a central aspect of our study. Heroes studied in the subject include Heracles, Jason, Perseus, Bellerophon and Odysseus

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by Joseph Hughes
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This course examines texts from diverse cultural traditions in which protagonists confront their inherited identity of culture and language, providing a broader perspective on self-discovery in our own society.

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by Joseph Hughes
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This course explores the quest for self-knowledge as it is represented in the literature of non-English cultures...

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by Gail Lavender
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These lectures discuss various theories that address the origin, structure, and meaning of mythology. The theories of Frazer, Harrison, Malinowski, Eliade, Freud, Jung, Levi?Strauss, Campbell, and others are explored and applied through an intensive study of Greek mythology.

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by Rhiannon Evans
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This subject explores Ancient Roman epic poetry, the literary genre which deals with grand mythical narratives involving heroes, gods, war, and love affairs.

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