From Myth to History and Back Again 
From Myth to History and Back Again
by University of Maryland
Video Lecture 15 of 24
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Date Added: July 22, 2017

Lecture Description

In this lecture, Prof. Vandiver continues her discussion of Theseus with a focus on his relation to Crete and Minos.

Obtained from

Suggested readings:
"Life of Theseus" in "Parallel Lives" by Plutarch trans. Dryden:
Bilingual Loeb edition:
"The Library, or Bibliotheca" by Apollodorus trans. Hard:
Bilingual Loeb edition, Vol. I:
Bilingual Loeb edition, Vol. II:

Course Index

Course Description

Classical Mythology is an introduction to the primary characters and most important stories of classical Greek and Roman mythology. Among those you will study are the accounts of the creation of the world in Hesiod's Theogony and Ovid's Metamorphoses; the gods Zeus, Apollo, Demeter, Persephone, Hermes, Dionysos, and Aphrodite; the Greek Heroes, Theseus and Heracles (Hercules in the Roman version); and the most famous of all classical myths, the Trojan War.


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