Humans, Heroes, and Half-Gods 
Humans, Heroes, and Half-Gods
by University of Maryland
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Date Added: July 22, 2017

Lecture Description

In this lecture, Prof. Vandiver begins the examination of the famous heroes of Greek myth in context of the creation story and Heroic Age provided in Hesiod's "Works and Days".

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Suggested readings:
"Works and Days" translated by esteemed classicist Richmond Lattimore:
Bilingual Loeb edition:

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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