[Loyola University Chicago]
CLST 271: Classical Mythology

Fall Semester 2002

In this Core Literature course we will investigate how the ancient Greeks and Romans used traditional narratives and images to explore, explain, and experiment with ideas about the universe. How did existence come to be? What fundamental forces make things happen? What is divine? What is natural? What isn't? Where do human beings fit in? How can human beings get beyond the limits of their humanity? Does gender matter? Death? Communities? These fundamental and transcendent ideas have continued to influence Western thought and artistic production ever since antiquity. No less importantly, they also remain really, really good stories. Class meetings will focus on discussion of selected ancient texts (read in translation), ancient artworks, and experiments of our own.

TTh 10:00-11:15
Damen Hall 641 -- note new room assignment!! -- this one will be a keeper!
Dr. Jacqueline Long

Office Hours: MWF 9:30-10:20, TTh 9:00-9:50, Crown Center 553, 773-508-3654
e-mail: jlong1@orion.it.luc.edu


Policies and Assessment

Schedule of Reading Assignments and Topics

Some Other Resources On-Line

  • Gods of Olympus: overview reference sheet on some of our major players
  • Perseus Project: an evolving digital library for the study of the Greek and Roman worlds
  • Diotima: a clearing-house of resources on the Internet for the study of women and gender in the ancient world: including much that is relevant to Greek and Roman mythology

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Revised 23 August 2002 by jlong1@orion.it.luc.edu