The Oedipus Myth

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Oedipus Myth

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Architecture, Classics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This module examines the art, architecture, and history of Pompeii from the late 2nd century BC to the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. It examines the Forum, the Theatre Quarter, and the Amphitheatre and considers the extent to which public architecture illustrates cultural borrowing from Rome or from the Greek East. It also focuses on domestic architecture and wall painting, most of which show subjects from Greek myth. It examines both the extent to which Pompeian wall painting copied Greek originals, and how panel paintings of Greek myths could be arranged within a house to form a programmatic message.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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