In this lecture, Prof. Vandiver deals with the cultural and historical background of Greek Myth and examines possible influences from non-Greek cultures. This lesson begins the second-half of the course on Greek Myth.
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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.