Hercules, Athena, Hades, Aphrodite, Apollo, Poseidon...
list of ancient gods and heroes goes on and on, their
names still resonant at the beginning of the 21st century. But
how did their stories give shape to Greek and Roman
civilization, as well as Western tradition at large? This
is the question to be answered in CC 220.
In this course we will survey
the most important myths in Greek and Roman culture, with
emphasis on their religious, psychological, historical, and
literary origins. Comparative mythology, structural
analysis, modern psychological interpretations and the development
of classical myths in Western literature and art will receive