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CC 220:
Classical Mythology


Prof. Leslie Mechem
Ladd 211, x 5464
Office Hours: MWF 10-11:00
 


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[Sept] [Oct] [Nov] [Dec]

September

8: Introduction: The Nature and functions of mythical thought

10: Introduction: Theories of Myth

READING: CM, Chaps. 1 & 2

13: Cosmogony and Theogony

READING: CM, Chap. 4 p. 98-104

RESERVE READING: Genesis, Chaps. 1-3
The Creation Myth on e-reserve

15: Cosmogony and Theogony

READING: CM, Chaps. 3 and 4 to page 80
Hesiod, Theogony

17: Cosmogony and Theogony

READING: Ovid, Metamorphoses, pgs. 3-5

20: Creation of Man: The Five Ages

READING: CM, Chap. 4 pgs. 80-88
Hesiod, Works and Days pgs 101-106 in Theogony
Theogony, lines 512-616
Ovid, Metamorphoses, pgs. 5-16

22: Creation of Man: Prometheus

READING: CM, Chap. 4 pgs. 88-93
Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound

24: Creation of Man: Prometheus

READING: CM, Chap. 4 pgs. 93-98

Theogony Images

27 : The Gods: Zeus

READING: CM, Chaps. 5 (except pgs. 117-124) & 6
Ovid, Metamorphoses, pgs. 21-27, 40-45, 54-56, 64-66, 239
Homer, Iliad 1:587-735, 16: 499-548
Homer
, Odyssey 1:25-52

Zeus Images

29: The Gods: Poseidon

READING: CM, Chap. 7
Homer, Iliad 13: 10-65, 400-429
Homer
, Odyssey 5: 309-547, 13:142-211

Poseidon Images
Today's ID

October

1: The Gods: Hephaestos and Ares

READING: CM, Chap. 5, pg. 117-124
Ovid, Metamorphoses, pgs. 86-87
Homer, Iliad 5: 437-445, 964-1042, 18: 430-720, 21:435-494
Homer
, Odyssey 8: 300-410

Hephaistos Images

Ares Images

4: The Gods: Apollo

READING: CM, Chap. 11
Ovid, Metamorphoses, pgs. 16-21, 45-48, 133-141, 237-238, 239-241
Homer, Iliad 1:1-60

Apollo Images

6: The Gods: Hermes

READING: CM, Chap. 12
Ovid, Metamorphoses, pgs 50-54
Homer, Iliad 24: 382-549, 789-818
Homer
, Odyssey 5: 1-129

Hermes Images

8: The Goddesses: Hera and Aphrodite

READING: CM, Chap. 9
Ovid, Metamorphoses, pgs. 86-93, 241-243, 251-258
Homer, Iliad 5:347-494, 14:187-421, 15:1-59

Hera Images
Aphrodite Images

 

11: The Virgin Goddesses: Athena

READING:

CM, Chap. 8
Ovid, Metamorphoses, pgs. 129-133
Homer, Iliad 1: 61-261
Homer
, Odyssey 13: 212-400

Athena Images

Passage ID

 

13: The Virgin Goddesses: Artemis

READING: CM, Chap. 10
Ovid, Metamorphoses, pgs. 61-64
Homer, Iliad 21: 533-590

Artemis Images

15: The Gods: Dionysos

READING: CM, Chap. 13
Ovid, Metamorphoses, pgs. 73-82
Euripides, Bacchae

Dionysos Images

18: Life after Death: Demeter-Kore (Persephone) and the Eleusinian Mysteries

READING: CM, Chap. 14
Ovid, Metamorphoses, pgs. 118-125

Demeter, Persephone, and Hades Images
Today's ID

20: Life after Death: The Underworld and Hades

READING: CM, Chap. 15
Homer, Odyssey 11
RESERVE READING:

Vergil , Aeneid 6

25: MIDTERM

27:Orpheus

READING: CM, Chap. 16
Ovid, Metamorphoses, pgs. 234-236, 259-261

Orpheus Images

29: The Hero: Perseus

READING: CM, Chap. 21
Ovid, Metamorphoses, pgs. 100-114

Perseus Images

November

1: The Hero: Herakles

READING: CM, Chap. 22
Ovid, Metamorphoses, pgs. 209-219
Ovid, Heroides, Deianira to Hercules

3: The Hero: Herakles

READING: CM, Chap. 22
Ovid, Metamorphoses, pgs. 209-219
Ovid, Heroides, Deianira to Hercules
Herakles Images

5: The Hero: Theseus

READING: CM, Chap. 23
Ovid, Metamorphoses, pgs. 165-167, 181-190
Ovid, Heroides, Ariadne to Theseus
Theseus Images

8: The Hero: Jason

READING: CM, Chap. 24
Ovid, Metamorphoses, pgs. 153-165
Ovid, Heroides, Medea to Jason
Jason Images

10: Debate on the Hero or Begin Atreus

READING:

12: Myth of the House of Atreus

READING: CM, Chap. 18
Aeschylus, Agamemnon

15: Myth of the House of Atreus

READING: Aeschylus, Agamemnon

House of Atreus Images

 

17: Myth of the House of Laius

READING: CM, Chap. 17
Sophocles, Oedipus

19: Myth of the House of Laius

READING: Ovid, Metamorphoses, pgs. 57-61, 67

Oedipus Images

22: The Epic Cycles: Introduction

READING: CM, Chap. 19
Homer, Iliad 1

29: The Epic Cycles: The Iliad

READING: Homer, Iliad 6, 9

1: The Epic Cycles: The Iliad

READING: Homer, Iliad 14, 16, 19

December

3: The Epic Cycles: The Iliad

READING:

Homer, Iliad 22, 24

Iliad Images

 

6: The Epic Cycles: The Odyssey

READING: CM, Chap. 20
Homer
, Odyssey 1, 5-13 (already read 11)

8: The Epic Cycles: The Odyssey

READING: Homer, Odyssey 16-17

10: The Epic Cycles: The Odyssey

READING: Homer, Odyssey 19, 21-23

Odyssey Images

13: Final Summation and Presentation of Projects

22: FINAL EXAM 9-12am