Prof. Leslie Mechem
Ladd 211, x5464
Office Hours:
MWF 10:00-11:00
WEEK TOPIC ASSIGNMENT
Sept. 16 Theories of Myth Vernant, Mortals and Immortals, Chap. 1, Chap 16
Sept. 23 Cosmogony and Theogony Vernant, The Cuisine of Sacrifice Among the Greeks "At Man's Table: Hesiod's Foundation Myth of Sacrifice"
Sept. 30 Creation of Man: The Five Ages Vernant, The Cuisine of Sacrifice Among the Greeks, "At Man's Table: Hesiod's Foundation Myth of Sacrifice"
Oct. 7-14 The Gods Classical Mythology
Homeric Hymn to Apollo and Homeric Hymn to Hermes
Oct. 21-28 The Goddesses Hippolytos
For the 28th: Choose 2 chapters from the following readings; Blundell, The Sacred and the Feminine, Chaps. 2, 3, 4, 5
Vernant, Mortals and Immortals, Chaps. 11, 12, 13, 14
Nov. 4-11 The Panhellenic Hero: Perseus; Herakles; Theseus; Jason

For the 4th: Vernant, Mortals and Immortals, Chaps. 5-7
For the 11th: Medea

Nov. 18-Dec. 2 The Dysfunctional Family:
House of Atreus,
House of Laius
Burkert, Greek Religion (selected readings)
Burkert, Homo Necans (selected readings)
Slater, The Glory of Hera, Chaps. 3, 7
Dec. 9 The Epic Hero: Achilles and Odysseus Vernant, Mortals and Immortals, Chap. 2, 3
Zeitlin, "Figuring Fidelity," in Playing the Other: Gender and Society in Classical Greek Literature

 

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Prof. Leslie Mechem, Classics Dept. Chair
Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Ladd Hall 211, x5464
Office Hours: MWF 10:00-11:00 am, or by appointment.