Roman Founders, Roman Fables 
Roman Founders, Roman Fables
by University of Maryland
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Date Added: July 22, 2017

Lecture Description

In this lecture, Prof. Vandiver introduces Roman mythology with a constant reference to Greek mythology. The primary work dealt here is Virgil's Aeneid.

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Suggested readings:
"Aeneid" by Virgil trans. Dryden:

There is also an upcoming translation by David Ferry this fall.

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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