Starts on the Date/Time - Jan 26 2017 - 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Each week we will discuss a different aspect of Greek or Roman life, history and myth. The assigned reading for each week is to prepare for the following week’s discussion. For example, Week 1’s reading is to be completed by Week 2. Most weeks the assigned reading will be from the D’Aulaires’ text, and I will include additional source material reading that is optional.
At the end of the course, each student will present a retelling of a myth of his or her choice. The method of retelling the myth is open and up to them, and can include such approaches as:
Over the last two sessions of class, each student will have 10-12 minutes to share their creation with the class, including why they chose that particular myth and how they see the story as still relevant in modern life.
Instructor: Dori Koehler, PhD
5-10 students, 8 years and older
Time: Thursdays 10:15-11:15 am Pacific.
Weekly. Jan 23 - May 9, 2017. Spring Break TBD by instructor.
Class Registration Fee: $245.00 (GHF Members receive a $15 discount off of each class they sign up for)
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Week 1: Introduction; Myth as Metaphor
Week 2: The Greek Origin Story
Week 3: The Greek Pantheon: Gods
Week 4: The Greek Pantheon: Goddesses
Week 5: The Greek Pantheon: Minor Gods
Week 6: Heroes and Monsters: Orpheus, Perseus, Theseus
Week 7: Heroes and Monsters: Heracles, Oedipus, Jason
Week 8: Heroes and Clever Kings: Midas, Daedalus/Icarus, Sisyphus, Bellerophon
Week 8: The Iliad: War and the Greeks
Week 9: The Odyssey: Odysseus and his Adventures
Week 10: Greek Women’s Stories: Clytemnestra, Cassandra, and Penelope
Week 11: Roman Myth: The Aeneid
Week 12: Roman Myth: Ovid’s Metamorphoses
Week 13: Soul Becomes Immortal: Apuleius’ Cupid and Psyche
Week 14: Class Presentations
Week 15: Class Presentations