Prof. Leslie Mechem
Ladd 211, x5464
Office Hours:
MWF 10:00-11:00
WEEK TOPIC ASSIGNMENT
Sept. 19 Creation of Man: The Five Ages Vernant, The Cuisine of Sacrifice Among the Greeks, "At Man's Table: Hesiod's Foundation Myth of Sacrifice"
Sept. 26 Bodies of the Gods Vernant, Mortals and Immortals, Chap. 1
Oct. 3-10 The Gods Classical Mythology
Homeric Hymn to Apollo and Homeric Hymn to Hermes
Oct. 17-24 The Goddesses Hippolytos
For the 24th: 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
Oct. 31-Nov. 7 The Panhellenic Hero: Perseus; Herakles; Theseus; Jason

For the 31st: Vernant, Mortals and Immortals, Chaps. 5-7
For the 7th: Medea

Nov. 14 The Dysfunctional Family:
House of Atreus,
House of Laius

The Libation Bearers

The Eumenides

Dec.28-5 The Epic Hero: Achilles and Odysseus For the 28th: Vernant, Mortals and Immortals, Chap. 2 and Blundell, The Sacred and the Feminine, Chap. 6
For the 5th: Zeitlin, "Figuring Fidelity," in Playing the Other: Gender and Society in Classical Greek Literature
Dec. 12 Final Wrap-up  

 

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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.