Introduction to Classical Mythology 
Introduction to Classical Mythology
by University of Maryland
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Date Added: July 22, 2017

Lecture Description

In this video, Dr. Elizabeth Vandiver, a Professor of Classics from University of Maryland, College Park, introduces the topic of Classical Mythology and tries to define its the words "classical", "mythology", and "myth", a background of some myths, as well as briefly touching on the broader cultural implications of these myths.

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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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