Greek and Roman Religions|
How did an ancient Greek or Roman relate to the world of the divine, and what forms did this relationship take? This course will address questions such as these, and provide an introduction to the polytheistic religions of the Greeks and Romans, with a focus on both public and personal beliefs and practices. On the public side, gods, myths, heroes, sacred places, calendars and festivals, priests and priestesses, divination, and sacrifice will be studied, while elements of personal religion will cover healing and mystery cults, such as Isis and Mithras.
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CCIV)(CLAS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
W. Burkert, GREEK RELIGION: ARCHAIC AND CLASSICAL
M. Beard, J. North, S. Price, RELIGIONS OF ROME, vols. I and II
Apuleius, THE GOLDEN ASS
|Examination and Assignments: |
Midterm, final exam and two short (3-4 pp.) papers.
|Instructor(s): Caldwell,Robert C. Times: .M.W.F. 09:00AM-09:50AM; Location: DWNY113; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 50||SR major: 4||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 22||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 6||SO: 15||FR: 15|