Greek and Roman Religions|
Fall 2007 not offered
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 will 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)
W. Burkert, GREEK RELIGION: ARCHAIC AND CLASSICAL
M. Beard, J. North, S. Price, RELIGIONS OF ROME, vols. I and II
Apuleius, THE GOLDEN ASS
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Midterm, final exam and two short (3-4 pp.) papers.
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