Greek and Roman Mythology

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Greek and Roman Mythology

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Classics, History, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Sophomore standing or permission of the instructor.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Mythology is the study of the legends about the origins and history of a people, their deities, ancestors and heroes. The stories of the gods and legendary heroes of the Greco-Roman tradition have provided the fountainhead for literature and the arts in the service of religious and political imagery down to the present. While the emphasis will be primarily literary, with extensive readings of such writers as Homer and Vergil (noting, in passing, the influence upon later literature). The visual depiction of these myths will also be studied. A field trip to a museum in Rome may be required.

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